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Summary of State Appropriations for Education 2015-2016 Fiscal Year

By at January 5, 2016 | 11:03 pm | 0 Comment

Education Budget Summary of State Appropriations for Education 2015-2016 Fiscal Year The following file contains a summary of the enacted funding levels for 2015-2016 Department of Education appropriations. 2015-2016 Enacted Summary of State Education Appropriations (Excel) Basic Education Funding and Ready to Learn Block Grant Upon enactment of House Bill 1460 as accepted by the Governor, […]

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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 funding from 35% to 50%. According to Governor Wolf, the 2015-16 proposed budget is the initial […]

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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 Download PDF

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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 school districts to raise property taxes. The retirement systems have a combined debt of some $55 billion. It’s a […]

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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 CD East High School.  The keynote speaker will be Richard C. Dreyfuss. Mr. Dreyfuss an […]

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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 Green – believe that they are doing a great service to our children by this […]

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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. At least 15 percent of kids with food allergies have had a life threatening reaction at […]

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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. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, who works with cerebral palsy children, is a professor at the University of […]

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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 class sizes and pension spikes have dominated public discussion about the cost, direction and future of public […]

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