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Pennsylvania Education and Politics Review – Week of 10/06/13

Education continues to simmer as a significant issue in the gubernatorial campaign. Schwartz gets Pittsburgh teachers union endorsement: The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (AFT Local 400) endorsed U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, citing Schwartz’s plan to restore the education funds cut by Governor Corbett over four years and invest in a […]

Pennsylvania Education and Politics Review – Week of 9/29/13

The gubernatorial candidates didn’t make much news on the education front this week. So I’m going to highlight one recent story and one older story about efforts in the state legislature to change the way that communities supervise and pay for their education systems. House passes bill to allow for flexibility in local funding: The […]

Pennsylvania Education and Politics Review – Week of 9/22/13

Introduction: Any effort to turn around the funding challenges faced by Philadelphia and other urban districts in Pennsylvania has to include an effort to change the political dynamic in Harrisburg. In an effort to stay informed of the campaigns and other efforts to make that change happen, I am starting a weekly roundup of political […]