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This week Governor Tom Wolf discussed a Rainy Day Fund deposit, announced the money he will be giving counties through a state-issued bond, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale shared a way Pennsylvania can save tens of millions of dollars a year by simply getting rid of an exam.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) to discuss how Pennsylvania could be savings tens of millions of dollars every year by eliminating the Keystone Exams.

In 2015, when the No Child Left Behind Act was replaced, the Keystone Exams were no longer required. Federal law does, however, require that all states give a secondary-level standardized test.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for the week of June 19

The state General Assembly completed another legislative session week.

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County legislative delegation were up to. 

Friday, June 23, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Sen. Dinniman discusses assessments

Sen. Dinniman discusses assessments

Now that federal law has changed, education assessments in Pennsylvania’s public schools will likely be overhauled as well. Lawmakers have argued at recent hearings that Pennsylvania is spending too much money and schools are spending too much time on testing.

The PLS Reporter interviewed Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-Chester), Minority Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, for his thoughts on the issue. 

Monday, April 3, 2017/Author: Matt Hess
Categories: News and Views
House Education approves bills to provide CTE graduation flexibility and increase funding for EITC/OSTC

House Education approves bills to provide CTE graduation flexibility and increase funding for EITC/OSTC

Meeting for the first time Monday for the 2017-2018 legislative session and under the helm of new Majority Chairman Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster), the House Education Committee took up a number of bills, including one that would provide graduation flexibility for career and technical education (CTE) students and another increasing the limit for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC).

 

Both bills are sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).

Monday, February 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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