Pennsylvania

State education Secretary Gerald L. Zahorchak announced last week he will step down.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
The school district secretly captured at least 56,000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptop computers issued to high school students, its lawyer acknowledged last week.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
Broadening wiretap laws to include videotaped surveillance could either safeguard privacy or thwart efforts to recover stolen property, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., was told at a recent hearing in Philadelphia.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
A new report shows that many middle school students do not end up attending their top-choice high schools.
March 31, 2010 – Education Week
A federal lawsuit accuses the Lower Merion, Pa., school district of spying on students at home through school-issued laptop webcams.
February 24, 2010 – Education Week
An advocacy group accuses the district of ‘intentional discrimination,’ but the school system says the charge is unfair.
January 27, 2010 – Education Week
Phila. teachers ratified a three-year contract that provides for two 3 percent across-the-board salary raises over the life of the pact.
January 27, 2010 – Education Week
An audit calls for the district to repay about $17 million to the Ed. Dept. and justify an additional $121 million in spending
January 27, 2010 – Education Week
An advocacy group accuses the district of ‘intentional discrimination,’ but the school system says the charge is unfair.
January 21, 2010 – Education Week

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