Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is in the process of adopting new state regulations that could expand services for gifted students to many who might have been missed.
June 18, 2008 – Education Week
Having a less-qualified teacher may have a detrimental effect on students’ attendance in a make-or-break year, study suggests.
June 4, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
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The Pittsburgh school district believes cultivating effective instructional leaders is the key to school improvement.
April 30, 2008 – Education Week
For a $600-a-week stipend plus parking and meals, 14 retired teachers and other school employees are doing nuts-and-bolts campaign work for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
April 16, 2008 – Education Week
Heidi A. Ramirez replaces James Nevels, who had chaired the commission.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell reserved one of the few increases in his proposed fiscal 2009 budget for education, saying it is important to funnel money into a new, fairer school funding formula.
February 13, 2008 – Education Week
Districts will now be able to offer four ways for students to prove their academic proficiency.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week
A study requested by the legislature said the state would need to spend $2,500 more per child than it now spends to deliver a quality education.
January 16, 2008 – Education Week
The Pittsburgh school district has secured a $100 million commitment to a fund that helps the city’s high school graduates afford college.
December 12, 2007 – Education Week

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