3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf announced a slate of reforms to the state's charter school laws, people joined for a meeting on abolishing school property taxes, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale put out recommendations to ensure district justices are not wrongfully giving out criminal records. 

Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Citing need for equity, Wolf announces reforms to beef up charter school transparency

Citing need for equity, Wolf announces reforms to beef up charter school transparency

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday a slate of reforms to the state’s charter school laws in what he says is an attempt to hold charters to the same standards as public schools at a time when critics say they are siphoning off money from local districts.

Flanked by Education Secretary Pedro Rivera and a bevy of local lawmakers in an Allentown press conference, Wolf announced he would be tasking the Department of Education with developing regulations that aim to beef up financial transparency for charter school management firms and increase their accountability to the state.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol, the House Education Committee approved bills affecting charter schools, legislation that bans abortion for babies based on a Down syndrome diagnosis passed through the House, and legislators pushed to be a leader when it comes to making changes for the state's foster care system. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Did You Get The Memo? Business growth, lottery winners and charter school programs

Did You Get The Memo? Business growth, lottery winners and charter school programs

It was a slow week in Harrisburg, with lawmakers returning to their districts prior to next week’s session. But just because state legislators weren’t in the Capitol doesn’t mean they weren’t busy introducing new legislation. This week there were a number of new proposals introduced as co-sponsorship memos, detailing upcoming bills in the state legislature. 

If you missed this week’s new co-sponsorship memos, continue reading to learn about the many ideas lawmakers have for Pennsylvania and to keep track of what proposals could become law.
Friday, April 26, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and the CEO of PA Cyber Charter Schools, Bryan Hayden, to discuss House Bill 526 and what might happen it were enacted.

HB 526 would require a student or their parents to pay for the student's education in a cyber charter school if the student's school district offers a full-time cyber education program. 

If this bill passes, Hayden worries that it could result in the closure of most cyber charter schools that are located in districts where there are already cyber education programs. 
Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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