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State Budget Hearings on Education Funding, Tuesday March 8

Make your voice heard on March 8 – call your legislators to ask for fair funding for every student in PA. Senate Appropriations Committee, 10 AM, Capitol Complex, North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 Streaming links/details posted closer to date at: House Appropriations Committee, 1:30 PM, Main Capitol Building, Room 1   Streaming links/details posted […]

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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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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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Radnor LWV Event February 21: Sleep and the Adolescent Brain

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 […]

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