Pennsylvania

March 4, 2009 – Education Week
Philadelphia schools run by for-profit companies outperformed district-run schools in math, and also do better in both math and reading than schools that are managed by nonprofit organizations.
February 25, 2009 – Education Week
An Erie County, Pa., school district will pay former teacher Angela Barsotti $100,000 to settle claims that it discriminated against her after she revealed she had an eating disorder and depression.
January 21, 2009 – Education Week
President George W. Bush acknowledged criticism of the law, but called on lawmakers to continue to hold schools accountable for students’ progress.
January 8, 2009 – Education Week (Web)
As other states cut back on education spending in the darkening economy of 2008, Pennsylvania produced a budget that delivered the biggest increase in two decades.
January 7, 2009 – Education Week
More than 280 teachers in a western Pennsylvania school district were on strike last week after a late-night bargaining session failed to produce a new contract.
October 29, 2008 – Education Week
At a time when others are freezing or cutting back, the Keystone State is boosting K-12 spending and has revamped its funding formula.
August 27, 2008 – Education Week
Maria Pitre has been approved as the Philadelphia public school system’s new chief academic officer.
August 27, 2008 – Education Week
"Education has not done nearly enough to develop leaders who can meet the increasing challenges America’s students and communities face," says Gerald L. Zahorchak.
July 16, 2008 – Education Week

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