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PA Auditor General Says PDE Charter School Payment Appeal Process Seriously Flawed

On August 25, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale  said his latest audit shows that a faulty Charter School Law and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) protracted, inconsistent, confusing, and conflicting process for handling charter school payment challenges may unfairly favor charter schools over school districts. Under the Charter School Law, charter schools receive funding from […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26

August 26th is the anniversary of national woman suffrage.  Across the seventy-two years between the first major women’s rights conference at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, thousands of people participated in marches through cities like New York and Washington DC, wrote editorials and pamphlets, gave speeches all […]

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August Voter Services News

In this important pre-election season, League members throughout Chester County are busy making sure that all eligible residents are registered to vote. Many events have taken place and many more are planned, but new ideas are always welcome. If you have suggestions for new registration venues, please give me a call. Volunteers will also be […]

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Chester County League Installs New Officers for 2016-17

The Chester County League of Women Voters congratulates our new officers and directors for 2016-17! Front row (left to right):  Suzanne Almeida, Esquire (PALWV Executive Director), Sarah Caspar (Director), Alma Forsyth (Director), Jennifer Levy-Tatum, Esquire (President), Dr. Pamela Gray (First Vice-President), Carole Mackrell (Treasurer). Back row (left to right): Patricia Horrocks (Director), Susan Carty (Director, […]

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PA Department of Education Releases Implementation Guidelines for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On  April 12  Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera provided testimony to both House and Senate Education Committees on the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in PA (highlights of Secretary Rivera’s ESSATestimony) The April hearing was the second joint Education Committee hearing concerning ESSA. The first, held on March 14, featured Lee Posey, Education Federal Affairs […]

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