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Midwestern Region would like to publicize the great things happening in your local.  For example, has one or more of your members been recognized for something special?  Have you just completed a community outreach project?  Or is your local stuck  More »

Gov. Corbett calls for continued public review of state academic standards

Just a year after praising the passage of Pennsylvania Core Standards, the state's adaptation of national Common Core academic standards, Gov. Tom Corbett is calling for "continued public review" of English-language arts and math standards in elementary and secondary schools. The announcement leaves school administrators and educators scrambling to determine next steps, now that Gov. Corbett appears to be backing away from his administration's own policy.  More »

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PSEA Report: Poorest students pay biggest price for school funding cuts

A new PSEA research report finds that Gov. Tom Corbett's nearly $1 billion in school funding cuts have hurt Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts and its neediest students the most, with larger classes and a drop in student achievement on standardized test scores.  More »

Students in poorest school districts hit hardest by Corbett funding cuts

A new function on PSEA's school funding cuts calculator shows that the average per student funding cut in Pennsylvania's 50 poorest school districts is $532, while the average per student cut in the 50 wealthiest school districts is $113.  More »


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