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York Country Day students take puppy mill petition to Gov. Tom Corbett

Two York Country Day School students have taken their fight against puppy mills straight to the Gov. Tom Corbett’s office.

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How much money could your school district get through liquor privatization?

School districts in York County could get millions in one-time funding through the sale of the state’s liquor stores, according to numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

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AP: Governor, Republicans working on education legislation

From the Associated Press: “Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans who lead the state Legislature are working to develop a package of public school and education-related legislation that they can complete this month. Corbett and top lawmakers discussed the … Continue reading

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Reports: Arts award for Corbett and his wife draws protestors

More than 200 protestors showed up at a weekend event where Gov. Tom Corbett was honored for his contribution to the arts, according to news reports. Corbett and his wife received a lifetime achievement award from the Pittsburgh Opera, reports … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of cookies: Mock bake sale Monday to draw attention to state education funding cuts

Parents and community members from central Pennsylvania will hold a mock bake sale at the state Capitol on Monday to highlight loss in state funding for public schools since 2008, according to a news release. Those involved say they’d need … Continue reading

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Dueling budget databases from PDE, PSEA

Previously, I told you about a searchable database that the Pennsylvania State Education Association had released, containing information about the state budget. Well, now, the state Department of Education has announced its own website, with its own searchable database of … Continue reading

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PSEA offers searchable budget information

The Pennsylvania State Teachers Association has posted a searchable database of budget information on its website. You can use the database to find your district and see how the district budget has been impacted since Corbett took over. Find the … Continue reading

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Video on York City school budget cuts

The video below was put out by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. It focuses on York and what budget cuts did for the 2011-12 school year. Thoughts?    

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A look back at education in 2011

It’s Dec. 29, and schools around the county are still closed for the holiday. So it’s the perfect time to think about what the big education news makers were in 2011 and what’s coming for 2012. Here are my initial … Continue reading

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