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The Anatomy of School Choice

By at February 21, 2011 | 8:33 am | 6 Comments

The Anatomy of School Choice

Rock The Capital’s Jan Chaplick picked apart all sides of a proposed school choice bill for Pennsylvania. Is it worth the money, and will it achieve better results?

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A bold start to educating Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children

By at February 4, 2011 | 10:24 am | 172 Comments

A bold start to educating Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children

Despite all the talk about slashing school budgets, Rock The Capital’s Jan Chaplick found a bold proposal to to start learning about the educational needs of homeless children. A proposal is on the table to form a statewide task force in Pennsylvania.

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Governor Rendell weighs-in on School Choice

By at January 14, 2011 | 11:13 am | 106 Comments

Governor Rendell weighs-in on School Choice

Outgoing Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell weigh-in on the proposed school choice bill, saying parents should have school choice, and that already exists in the Commonwealth.

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Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

By at January 14, 2011 | 10:28 am | 640 Comments

Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital Education Reporter Jan Chaplick looks at both ends of SB1 — a proposed bill to enhance school choice. There are strong feelings that it will give disadvantaged kids a quality education, but opponents say that’s flawed thinking.

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Gearing up to sell Pennsylvania’s Scholarship Act

By at January 12, 2011 | 8:36 am | 36 Comments

Gearing up to sell Pennsylvania’s Scholarship Act

Two Pennsylvania Senators plan to introduce laws that will make it easier for low-income children to get an education. The brainchild of Sens. Piccola and Williams…the financial impact to pay for it could be spread out over several phases.

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A Busload of savings for School Districts

By at December 13, 2010 | 11:00 am | 485 Comments

A Busload of savings for School Districts

Although the West Chester Area School District’s community budget task force is no longer operating, its influence continues. The WCASD board in November adopted changes in its transportation plan that are expected to save almost $1 million, WCASD officials told… Read the rest

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A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

By at December 11, 2010 | 4:26 pm | 55 Comments

A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

Pennsylvania school districts are facing tough economic times, and the more ideas about how to deal with them, the better. Taking a cue from the West Chester Area School District, the Central Dauphin School District in suburban Harrisburg called upon residents to form a community budget task… Read the rest

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