Pennsylvania

The state must increase spending by nearly 27 percent in order to reach its goal of bringing all students to proficiency in math and reading by 2014.
November 28, 2007 – Education Week
Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell is proposing to bring all school employees under one insurance plan, rather than have individual school districts continue to provide their own.
October 3, 2007 – Education Week
To combat the problem of dropouts, the school district has launched a full-on campaign to get its rising freshmen into high school and keep them there.
August 29, 2007 – Education Week
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The changing face of America's migrant-student population means lower enrollment for a popular program—and new questions as Congrss weighs its renewal.
August 29, 2007 – Education Week
After lagging behind other states on preschool education for years, Pennsylvania has taken a large step toward expanding access to such programs.
August 1, 2007 – Education Week
Ted Kirsch, the president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, has resigned from the local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers that he led for 24 years to concentrate on his state-level duties.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
Studies suggest that recruits have higher college-entrance examination scores and degrees from choosier colleges.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
Experts who have been closely monitoring Philadelphia’s experiment with outside management were divided on exactly what lessons it is yielding for educators.
June 28, 2007 – Education Week
A new study suggests that teachers are adjusting their teaching practices in response to the law—but not always in ways that educators and policymakers might want.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week
Officials respond to audits and debate expanding programs.
June 13, 2007 – Education Week

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