Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tell Senator Toomey—The Super Committee Must Not Cut Out Investments in Children

From PathWays PA ( Pennsylvania Senator Patrick Toomey, is a member of  the Super Committee – the Committee tasked with finding ways to cut federal spending over the next ten years. As cuts to all federal programs come up for … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 1 Fiscal Note Shows Majority of Voucher Dollars Going to Students Already Enrolled in Private and Religious Schools

From the Education Law Center ( Education Law Center News Alert Oct. 26, 2011 The final draft of the Republican Senate Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Note on the amended Senate Bill 1 reveals the majority of taxpayer-funded school vouchers will go … Continue reading

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New Advent Study from “Words Matter”

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society ( A devotional study, “Expecting the Word: A Words Matter Daily Devotional Study for Advent“ ( has been published by the National Council of Churches through its Justice for Women’s … Continue reading

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Supporting Academic Achievement for Poor and Segregated Students

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ ( Here is an important article by NYU sociologist, Pedro Noguera, about what our society needs to do to support the academic achievement of our poorest and … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Avoid Deficits Tomorrow by Investing in Young Children Today!

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth ( If we don’t invest in quality, affordable early care and education today, our country will face an even bigger federal deficit tomorrow. Programs like the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Head … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Education Finance Symposium—November 17, Harrisburg

Sponsored by The Education Policy and Leadership Center ( Thursday, November 17, 2011 Wildwood Conference Center Harrisburg Area Community College 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens; Coffee and Networking 8:30 a.m. Welcome; Update on PA School Funding Campaign 9:00 a.m. “Promoting Student Achievement … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Better Marcellus Shale Protections and a Drilling Tax

From Keystone Research Center ( Posted by Christopher Lilienthal on October 28, 2011 4:02 pm Before this busy week slips by, I wanted to highlight two things of note related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale. First, on Monday, the … Continue reading

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Essential Health Benefits Listening Session—November 8, Philadelphia

From Families USA ( Families USA will sponsor an Essential Health Benefits Listening Session in Philadelphia, PA on 11/8. It will take place in the Public Ledger Building, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Conference Rm 419, Philadelphia, PA from 10 AM until … Continue reading

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Sign Half in Ten Pledge to Cut Poverty; New Tool in the Fight to End Poverty

From Half in Ten ( TAKE ACTION: Support our goal to cut poverty in half in 10 years by signing the Half in Ten pledge today at The Half in Ten campaign, a joint project of The Leadership Conference, … Continue reading

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Sponsor of Death Penalty Repeal Bill to Speak at Annual Dinner—November 15, Carlisle

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty ( Senator Daylin Leach, sponsor of Senate Bill 423 ( to repeal Pennsylvania’s death penalty, will be our presenter at this year’s Fred Speaker Memorial Dinner on November, 15, 2011. This annual dinner is co-sponsored … Continue reading

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