Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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The affidavit says these were all purchased at Trombetta’s direction by officers in Avanti, the for-profit consultant group founded by Trombetta. Records obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicate that former PA Cyber executives Brett Geibel and Betty Jane Price held those posts at that time. WHYY Newsworks By Dave Davies September 19, 2013 The Pennsylvania Legislature returns to session next week.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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23 percent of school districts plan to delay purchasing textbooks. While records show that Trombetta, an Aliquippa native and East Liverpool , Ohio , resident, made donations totaling more than $27,000 to state and congressional candidates as far back as 2002, the bulk of the contributions made by the four people associated with the Koppel-based Avanti Management Group, an educational management firm, came between 2009 and 2012.

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