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2014-15


2-13-15

Gov. Wolf unveils gas extraction tax plan to help fund education; PASA testifies before House Education Committee this week on bills limiting Keystone Exams, studying state's academic standards

2-9-15

PASA to testify before House Education Committee this week on bills limiting Keystone Exams, studying state's academic standards; state facing huge backlog in complying with new child protection laws

2-2-15

Independent Fiscal Office finds revenues up $250M for the year, above estimates; report: charter school political contributions total more than $10M in nine years

1-26-15

Wolf lists education as one of three top priorities; House Education Committee to consider several bills this week

1-19-15

Pedro Rivera, superintendent of Lancaster SD, tapped as Education Secretary; Tom Wolf prepares to take office as 47th governor of Pennsylvania

1-12-15

Gaming revenues down for second straight year; Senate announces new committee chairs

1-5-15

December state revenues come in 6.3 percent above estimates; House leaders announce committee chairmen for 2015-16 legislative session

12-22-14

District consolidation study finds more costs, less savings; PA unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent

12-15-14

PSERS certifies 25.84 percent as employer contribution rate in 2015-16; Lancaster City superintendent to co-chair Wolf transition team for education

12-8-14

November revenues up 0.3 percent, 1 percent for the year; mid-year state budget update paints bleak picture

12-1-14

Budget deficit to be Gov.-elect Wolf's first challenge; report examines statewide adequacy gap

11-24-14

Basic Education Funding Commission continues hearings; PA superintendents attend White House summit on technology

11-17-14

Fiscal Office projects structural imbalance in the state budget through 2019-20 without policy changes, including pension reform; PA Senate Republicans oust current Majority Leader, select more conservative leadership team

11-10-14

Tom Wolf defeats Gov. Corbett in gubernatorial race; PDE releases SPP scores

11-3-14

Basic Ed Funding Commission to hold hearing this week in Harrisburg; gubernatorial, legislative candidates prepare for tomorrow' general election

10-27-14

Basic Ed Funding Commission continues hearings across the state; Governor signs 'Pass the Trash' bill into law

10-20-14

House to wrap up voting session today; 'Pass the Trash' bill headed to the governor for his signature

10-13-14

Analysis: State support for education in PA fails in adequacy, equity; homeschool diplomas, 'Pass the Trash' bills may see action this week in what could be a busy two days

10-6-14

Campaign for Fair Education Funding to hold kick-off event today in Capitol Rotunda; General Assembly session winding down, with pension, charter school reform bills on voting calendars for possible consideration