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Little action on the state budet to date, as lawmakers await April/May revenue numbers; PASA, 40 other organizations, send letter to Senate, urging rejection of property tax reform bill


March state revenue comes in below estimate; PASA, other education associations, urge Senate to reject charter school bill


PDE accepting 'letters of intent' for Governor's proposed competitive grant; PASA testifies on PlanCon bill


PASA, along with PSBA and PASBO, sends letter to House urging support for economic furloughs; Senate passes bill concerning weather-related school make-up days


Senate Democrats propose refinancing state pension debt; PASA testifies in opposition to proposed changes in home schooling supervision, diplomas


Survey results show school officials want changes in state support of public education; February General Fund revenues come in 2.1 percent below estimates


Chapter 4 revisions now in effect; State Auditor General holding public meetings on charter school funding


Lawmakers begin to react to proposed education funding in governor's budget plan; Pension issue certain to be hot topic in budget negotiations


Governor unveils $29.4B budget plan, calls for trimming pension collars, one-time infusion of funds for pension costs, new education grant initiatives; PDE extends PSSA testing window


Governor to unveil proposed 2014-15 budget plan tomorrow; proposal expected to include additional funding for special education, PreK Counts, new education initiative, plus pension collar


Governor calls for a 'true, fair funding system' for education; PASA, other education groups, call on Senate to pass basic education funding commission bill


Independent Fiscal Office: State expenditures outpacing revenues; State Auditor General to conduct 'comprehensive performance audit' of PDE


General Assembly returns to session this week, with Senate scheduled to consider charter school reform bill (SB 1085); 'Quality Counts 2014' report focuses on key indicators of progress among the states, reshaping of traditional schools


December revenues come in below estimate, while 2013 gaming revenue down from 2012 level; Senate likely to consider charter school reform bill this month


Budget Secretary paints bleak mid-year view of current and future state budgets; PA one of six states named as recipients of $280M in federal grants for early learning


Republicans/Corbett administration, Democrats discuss budget priorities; Commission releases proposed plan to distribute new special education funds


Column, governor's office question level of school district fund balances; General Assembly in session this week, with numerous bills set for possible committee and floor consideration


Senate this week could consider bills on charter school reform, Chapter 4; PASA to testify before House Education Committee concerning economic furloughs


Independent Regulatory Review Commission approves revisions to Chapter 4; Senate expected to consider charter school bill (SB 1085) next month


General Assembly returns to session, with only 10 working days left in 2013; House committee this week to consider draft school safety report and recommendations


October revenues come in 1.4 percent above estimates; General Assembly in recess until Nov. 12


General Assembly in recess until Nov. 12, with quiet week ahead; House Education Committee approves bills mandating posting of 'In God We Trust' in schools, sunseting athletic reporting law


Corbett administration releases $45 million for Philadelphia schools; General Assembly in session this week, with transportation funding as top issue


Property tax bills on House floor schedule; numerous bills on House, Senate education committee agendas this week, including charter school reform


House passes property tax bill giving school boards authority to 'switch' taxes; PDE releases School Performance Profiles, but over 600 schools have no 'score' due to data problems