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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: –Teachers only work half a year. –Teachers are overpaid. –Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 5, 2011 | 10:55 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

n this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; for the first time the Japanese government is affixing a safety standard to fish. That after some species turned up with excessive rates of radiation. Are public schools too big to fail? Pennsylvania better start taking a hard look along more avenues, and why would Governor Corbett prefer if no one showed for his news conferences?

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Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

By at January 12, 2011 | 9:36 am | 2 Comments

Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein says now is definitely not the time to start expanding Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber-schools. Epstein laid out his rationale earlier this week before school board members in Dauphin County.

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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 Rock The Capital. The transportation sub-committee of WCASD’s task force presented recommendations for money saving […]

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