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Membership in the League Makes a Great Graduation Gift!

Graduation season is around the corner and a League membership makes a unique and empowering gift to any high school or college graduate!   Forego the greeting card and share a personal note with your gift of membership, providing details of how membership in the League has helped you become a more informed and involved citizen.  […]

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February is Black History Month

Can you identify: an advocate for civil rights, a fund raiser for NAACP, and the first African-American person to sign a long-term Hollywood contract in 1942? the first African-American woman in the world to earn a pilot’s license? a performer denied permission to sing in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) auditorium because of […]

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Voter Services February 2016

   In this important election year, the League will be doing all we can to register voters and provide them with the information they need as they go to the polls.  To those ends, we will be in touch with county high schools, retirement communities and senior centers.  We will visit the Exton Square Mall on March […]

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Criminal Justice: Upcoming Event Sunday 2/28

  Join us to hear experts discuss our criminal justice system from various perspectives and areas of expertise.   Panel discussion and opportunity for questions and participant discussion.                      Moderated by Jennifer Levy-Tatum, Esquire Sunday, February 28, 2016 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM JusticeRain, Inc. 426 West Gay Street, West Chester Find out more at:  http://justiceraininc.com/ […]

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President’s Message: February 2016

Millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in the primaries this season and the marathon of televised fanfare has begun.  Deciphering truth vs. fiction, reality vs. unreality and envisioning the future relationship between new President and new Congress is quite a challenge! State primary elections and party caucuses are a key part […]

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Education Highlights from Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 Budget Address

Below are some education highlights from Governor Wolf’s  2016-17 budget address (2016-17 ED Budget details): Basic Education $200 million (3.28%) increase above the assumed $377 million increase in 2015-16, for a total of $6.3 billion to be distributed using the funding formula created by the Basic Education Funding Commission.  Special Education $50 million (4.56%) increase […]

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Act 1 of 2016: Governor Signs Delay of Keystone Exams as Graduation Requirements Into Law

On February 3, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 880, now officially Act 1 of 2016. The law  delays the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams or two years, until the 2018-19 school year. In addition to delaying the use of Keystone exams as a graduation requirement, the legislation also requires the Department of Education […]

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