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Redesigned SAT to be given in spring 2016

In March, the College Board announced the following changes to the SAT: The SAT will be offered in print and, at selected locations, on computer. There will be three sections: Evidence-based Reading and Writing, Math, and the essay, now an optional addition. The length of the SAT will be about three hours, with an added […]

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We’ve Come a Long Way… Or Have We?

  THE EQUAL PAY ACT is the landmark law passed 50 plus years ago that requires employers to pay men and women equally for substantially equal work. On April 2, 2008, the Senate of Pennsylvania passed a Resolution designating April 22, 2008 as “Equal Pay Day” in Pennsylvania. On April 8, 2008, the House of […]

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Delaware Riverkeeper Alert: Columbia Gas Transmission

Columbia’s Eastside Fracked Pipeline is under review for wetlands and stream impacts. Write a letter to tell them PA wetlands and streams need to be protected from proposed gas pipelines. More time is needed for public comment and review. Columbia Gas Transmission (Columbia) proposes to construct two new pipelines to carry radioactive fracked methane gas […]

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Pennsylvania House Bill 1576

This bill would undermine the ability of wildlife professionals to list any species in Pennsylvania as state threatened or state endangered. It would politicize and subject decisions to a lengthy review process involving those with no expertize in science or wildlife management. It would erode the Fish and Boat Commission’s ability to designate wild trout […]

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Environmental protection in the Commonwealth

A PA Consultant Ecologist, professionally involved in wetlands protection for the past 40+ years, wrote this week: The most encouraging court decision I have seen lately is Chief Justice Castile’s decision in Robinson Township v . PA, the oil and gas case in PA Supreme Court. PA Supreme Court also rejected the state’s motion to […]

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Florida LWV Charter School research

Kudos to the Florida League of Women Voters for their commitment to come to consensus on the role of charter schools in Florida’s education system. Nineteen Leagues, representing 26 counties, are collecting data and meeting with school officials to gather information on Florida’s charter schools in the following areas: Who do charter schools serve? Do […]

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