Category Archives: Education

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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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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The Importance of Breakfast

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): School breakfast powers kids for success. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, attend class more and are more likely to graduate. Currently, we have an opportunity to help 825,000 … Continue reading

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Report: State School Spending Less Than 2008; Yellen: School Spending Disparities Increase Inequality

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/report-state-school-spending-less-than-2008-yellen-school-spending-disparities-increase-inequality/ At a Federal Reserve Conference on Economic Opportunity & Inequality in Boston last week, Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve Chair, delivered a speech on inequality in which, according to Bloomberg Business Week, she said,  “public education spending … Continue reading

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How Pennsylvania Can Save Money by Investing in Pre-K

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Pennsylvania can save millions of dollars down the road by investing in high-quality pre-k, according to new research (http://www.prekforpa.org/strongerschools/) from the Economy League of Philadelphia and released by the Pre-K for PA Campaign.  Researchers analyzed … Continue reading

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Coalition Forms for Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): The Campaign for Fair Education Funding, a new statewide effort consisting of more than 40 organizations, launched with a press conference at the Capitol Rotunda on October 6th. The coalition is made … Continue reading

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Educational Tax Credits: Increasing Public Funding of Private Schools at the Expense of Public Schools

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/october/educational-tax-credits-increasing-public-funding-private-schools-expense-public-school Oct 10, 2014 05:49 pm | Waslala Miranda In the last few days of the legislative session, state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would expand and unify the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship … Continue reading

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Daniel Denvir Explains Why Cutting Health Care Benefits for Philly Teachers Will Hurt Schools

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/daniel-denvir-explains-why-cutting-health-care-benefits-for-philly-teachers-will-hurt-schools/ Daniel Denvir, the reporter who has been covering the woes of the School District of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia City Paper, has written a new piece to explain what he believes is the most dangerous consequence of … Continue reading

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Number Of Homeless Students Reaches All-Time High

U.S. News & World Report “There are more homeless students in the nation than ever before, and many are living completely on their own, without parents or guardians … During the 2012-13 school year, 1,258,182 students enrolled in public school … Continue reading

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