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 funding formula WHYY Newsworks By Holly Otterbein, @hollyotterbein September 11, 2013 Pennsylvania lawmakers met in Philadelphia Tuesday to talk about educating funding, just a day after the city''s schools opened amid major cutbacks. link] A Brief Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending deutsch29 Mercedes Schneider''s EduBlog August 27, 2013 This is a post about Bill Gates and his money, a brief audit of his Common Core (CCSS) purchases.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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310 The issue for the future is whether a small number of very wealthy entrepreneurs, corporations, and individuals will be able to purchase educational policy in this nation, either by funding candidates for local and state school boards, for state legislatures, for governor, and for Congress or by using foundation “gifts” to advance privatization of public education. schools Michelle Rhee hosted a " Teacher Town Hall " event in Philadelphia Monday night.

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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. link] This week’s calendar of events for Philadelphia Public School Advocates Parents United Philadelphia September 13, 2013 [link] Closing school libraries? This means war Philadelphia ''s school budget woes have shuttered the district''s much-lauded libraries. Philadelphia Weekly By Stephen Segal Posted Sep. The Philadelphia School District handed over an extra $35 million doing it. “It”

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

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A joint FBI and IRS affidavit unsealed Thursday said that Mr. Trombetta used the Bonita Springs condo, allegedly purchased with funds that originated with the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, to "entertain" university personnel, in hopes of getting a contract for an unnamed business he controlled. Every Friday, the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools is setting up camp at a school to demand more funding from City Hall and the state government.

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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. While the main attractions will be liquor privatization, transportation funding and other statewide concerns, some folks around here are looking to Harrisburg to resolve a standoff in Philadelphia City Hall.

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