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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link] Unsealed records show PA Charter Cyber School investigation began with inside sources By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 19, 2013 10:18 am The federal investigation that led to the indictment last month of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta started with two inside sources and spread to include inquiries into transactions involving about 20 businesses and nonprofits with which he had dealings, according to records unsealed this morning.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255 POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 , 12:16 AM CSMI, the firm that runs the Chester and Camden schools, is a for-profit company founded by Vahan Gureghian, a politically connected Gladwyne lawyer who donated more than $300,000 to Gov. Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation''s Facts Again?

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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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Finding new uses for these buildings also can be daunting, according to a report released this year by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit that focuses on public policy and community service issues. Read more: [link] Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook PN Editorial: Don''t gamble taxpayer money on Wall Street By Patriot-News Editorial Board on September 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spent an extra $108.9

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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schools Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2013 , 1:08 AM The Philadelphia School District celebrated some good news Tuesday. These criticisms come amidst news last week that Wal-Mart owners, the Walton Family—key backers of charter school expansion and the effort to end teacher protections—donated $20 million to the nonprofit for "recruitment, training and professional development," bringing their total support for TFA to over $100 million since 1993.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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link] New report finds teachers need more effective professional development to meet higher standards NSBA School Board News by Alexis Rice September 10, 2013 Despite decades of research, teacher professional development is not adequately helping teachers to develop their students’ critical thinking skills and subject matter knowledge so that they can be ready for college and the workplace, a new report by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE) finds.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

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Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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