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 […]
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 […]
The Radnor League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Radnor Township School District is hosting: Sleep and the Adolescent Brain, Sunday, February 21, 2-4 PM, at Radnor Middle School. Nationally renowned pediatric sleep expert Dr. Judith Owens, CHOP psychologist Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, and West Chester Area School District Superintendent Dr. James Scanlon will address the causes and implications […]
Money In Politics National Study Remember, the deadline for submission of consensus reports is February 1. Study guide, presentations and recommended reading at LWVUS Money in Politics page.
2016 Legislative Interview Questions and Information This year, questions are focused on election and voting reforms. The LWVPA recently joined two coalitions, Keystone Votes, which is focused on voter access reforms, and Fair Districts PA, focused on redistricting reform. Happy interviewing! 2016-Legislative-Interview-Letter-and-Fact-Sheets 2016-Legislative-Interview-Response-Form 2016-Questions-for-legislators
Welcome Suzanne Almeida, Esq. as PA Executive Director The Chester County LWV welcomes new LWVPA Executive Director, Suzanne Almeida, Esquire. Ms. Almeida comes to us after three years as Program Director for Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. Click here for more information.
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors composed of member states whose mission is assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens. Founded in 2012, ERIC’s data matching services were developed with financial assistance from […]
On January 19, Senator Ryan Aument replaced former Senator (and current Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge) Dominic Pileggi on the Senate Education Committee. Senator Aument brings the experience of having served on the House Education Committee while a PA Representative.