Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

Pennsylvania Needs to Stop Shortchanging Its Future and Invest Smartly in Higher Education

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/october/pennsylvania-needs-stop-shortchanging-its-future-and-invest-smartly-higher-education Oct 27, 2014 01:29 pm | Stephen Herzenberg While there’s been a lot of focus recently on K-12 school funding cuts in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania higher education has experienced even larger state funding cuts in percentage terms. Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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National Survey Finds Bipartisan Majority Look to Government to Lead Much-Needed Fight Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Americans seeing and experiencing hunger Contacts: Jen Adach, FRAC, 202-986-2200 or jadach@frac.org Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-6111 or gary.mickelson@tyson.com Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2014 – A new survey (pdf) finds … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Supporting EPA Standards for Cutting Carbon Pollution

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30%. The EPA opened up the rules for public comment, and they’ve extended the deadline. This is … Continue reading

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Alliance for Climate Education Offers High School Assembly Programs on Climate Education

In 2009, 4C presented the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) — a non-profit organization that conducts climate education assembly programs in high schools across the country — with its Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award. Subsequently, 4C, Yale and … Continue reading

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Investment in Higher Education for Growth & Opportunity

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Report includes data on education levels by region & funding cuts at each state system school Pennsylvania’s reduced funding of higher education in recent years has led to steep tuition hikes at its public four-year … Continue reading

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Corbett Approves Bills on Stream Buffers and Carbon Plan

Posted at http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/10/23/corbett-approves-bills-on-stream-buffers-and-carbon-plan/ OCTOBER 23, 2014 BY MARIE CUSICK Governor Corbett signed a pair of bills dealing with two hot-button environmental issues. The first would eliminate stream buffer requirements for the state’s cleanest waterways. The second measure gives legislators a role … Continue reading

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WIC and SNAP Celebrate Big Anniversaries

WIC 40 Years: “’As we commemorate 40 years of accomplishments, WIC’s impact can be seen not only through improved child health, but in healthcare cost savings and economic support for local merchants through WIC participant purchases,’ said Agriculture Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Witness in Common: An Exploration of Full Communion Agreements—November 10, Camp Hill

WHEN:  Monday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.) WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 Join us on Monday, November 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill for an exploration of … Continue reading

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture Applauds Pope Francis’ Comments on Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON — Following today’s comments by Pope Francis regarding the treatment of prisoners around the world, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – a coalition comprised … Continue reading

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How Does Your County Compare to Other PA Counties on Measures of Children’s Well-Being?

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Do you know how your county compares to other Pennsylvania counties when it comes to child poverty, health insurance coverage, educational opportunities and other important measures of children’s well-being? You can find those answers … Continue reading

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