Education

Education Budget Countdown

By at April 28, 2015 | 12:09 pm | 0 Comment

Education Budget Countdown

Governor Tom Wolf said he was “making a historic commitment to education” when he unveiled his initial budget in March. His proposed budget reflects a monumental financial pledge to public education, and
increases the state’s share of public education… Read the rest

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Elements of Comprehensive and Sustainable Public-Sector Defined Benefit Pension Reform

By at February 7, 2015 | 10:29 pm | 0 Comment

What Everyone Needs to Know

Richard C. Dreyfuss

Pension Workshop
Central Dauphin School District
February 3, 2015

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An Out-of-the-Box Solution to Pennsylvania’s $50 Billion Retirement System Debt

By at February 7, 2015 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment

An Out-of-the-Box Solution to Pennsylvania’s $50 Billion Retirement System Debt

A version of this essay was originally published by Pennsylvania Legislative Services, July 2014.

Former Gov. Tom Corbett was right. The problem with our school employees’ and state employees’ retirement systems is real, and it’s forcing… Read the rest

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Central Dauphin Schedules Special Town Hall Meeting on Pensions for February 3, 2015

By at January 28, 2015 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

The Central Dauphin School Board of Directors and Administration  are hosting a special public workshop on pension challenges facing the district.

The  public meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, February 3rd  from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of… Read the rest

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Epipen Law: Letter to the Editor

By at January 6, 2015 | 4:40 pm | 0 Comment

I have just read your article about the EpiPen law going into effect in the schools of Pennsylvania.  I am quite sure that the state Dept. of  Health – having been guided by names like Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Todd… Read the rest

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EpiPen Law Goes Into Affect On January 2, 2015

By at January 6, 2015 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

EpiPen Law Goes Into Affect On January 2, 2015

Food allergies cause more than 300,000 hospital visits a year among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Epinephrine, often delivered through EpiPen injectors, can prevent adverse reactions and death in children who have severe allergies.

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Setting America’s Priorities for 2015

By at January 6, 2015 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Setting America’s Priorities for 2015

Marci Rosenberg, a senior speech language pathologist at the University of Michigan, earns about $73,000 a year.

Desmond Patton, who studies the problems of gang violence, is a professor at the University of Michigan. He earns about $80,000 a year.… Read the rest

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Ghost Employee

By at August 4, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Ghost Employee

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Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

State Ranks Low in Seven of Eight Indicators

Most of the debate surrounding Governor Corbett’s education polices have focused on the impact of budget cuts on public schools K -12. Reductions in full-day kindergarten programs, furloughed teachers, increased… Read the rest

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Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

By at May 20, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

Good afternoon,

Earlier this week I released a special report, Pennsylvania Charter School Accountability and Transparency: Time for a Tune-Up., which is a follow-up to a series of public meetings I held earlier this year to identify ways to improve… Read the rest

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