Lawmakers push to cut PSU board of trustees, among other reforms for state-related universities

Lawmakers push to cut PSU board of trustees, among other reforms for state-related universities

Three Republican legislators and Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined together Tuesday to formally announce a legislation package to let more light into the oft-opaque world of Pennsylvania's state-related institutions.

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue, this is a good government issue,” Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) said.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Bills to expand open records, transparency at state-related universities in works

Bills to expand open records, transparency at state-related universities in works

Try to obtain information on salaries of administrators at the University of Pittsburgh, or conflicts of interest of Temple University trustees, and a curious Pennsylvanian will hit dead ends.

But a co-sponsor memo from three western Pennsylvania House Republicans would try and push forward with oft talked about but still unachieved transparency reforms that would open up such information on Pennsylvania’s state-related university system to the public.

Thursday, March 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

Feature: Charter school compliance with right to know laws

What to do about Pennsylvania’s charter schools has been thrown into the fore of the Commonwealth’s protracted budget debate as the Public School Code portion of the budget-related bills has drawn concern from both sides of the aisle.

 

As discussions on how, if at all, to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school system take place within the legislature, one area of particular concern that could be resolved in ongoing negotiations is charter school transparency as it applies to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

 

This feature takes a look at the history of Pennsylvania’s charter schools and their transparency compliance issues.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: Features
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