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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Gov. Wolf asks court to expedite school funding lawsuit; GOP leaders reiterate opposition

Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Gov. Tom Wolf filed a brief Wednesday asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to speed up its consideration of the lawsuit seeking to overhaul the state’s current system for funding education, abandoning his prior objections.

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Saucon Valley School Board offered a choice of tax increases

Allentown Morning Call: The Saucon Valley School District’s preliminary 2018-19 budget made its first appearance Monday night and it showed two spending plans that both call for a tax increase.

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Parkland limits possible tax hike to 2.4 percent

Allentown Morning Call: Parkland School Board voted Tuesday to contain any tax increase for its 2018-2019 budget to no more than the Act I Index of 2.4 percent.

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East Penn School Board puts 2.8% ceiling on any tax hike

Allentown Morning Call: Despite the expected addition of full-day kindergarten, the East Penn School Board voted to keep any tax increase for the 2018-2019 budget within the Act I ceiling of 2.8 percent or less.

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Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored

The Hechinger Report: Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored.

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Norwin School District caps any property tax that could come next school year

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Norwin School District caps any property tax that could come next school year.

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Lebanon Schools preliminary budget would raise taxes

Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon Schools preliminary budget would raise taxes.

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OPED: Invest in schools to bridge skills gap

York Dispatch: Invest in schools to bridge skills gap.

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Senate Bill 2 would siphon more tax money from public schools

Public Opinion: Senate Bill 2 would siphon more tax money from public schools.

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Plum could cut 24 jobs, close Regency elementary, end full-day kindergarten

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Plum School District officials could cut at least 24 positions, reduce kindergarten to part-time, close an elementary school and change the district’s education model to offset a $5 million deficit and avoid a tax hike next year.

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