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Local Teachers Heartbroken Over Newtown Tragedy

Teachers may have been hit especially hard by what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.


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PSEA’s Butch Santicola Talks About School Success

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino shares his concerns about the education system in America with PSEA spokesperson Butch Santicola.

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Robert Mangino Talks to Butch Santicola About Public Education

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino spoke with Butch Santicola of the Pennsylvania State Education Association about the state of public education today.

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School Vouchers To Private, Religious Schools Debated

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined today by Butch Santicola of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

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State May Force Duquesne School District To Shut Down

The state may force the Duquesne City School District to close at the end of the school year. In 2007, the state closed down the district’s high school, but they still have more than 400 students in elementary and middle school classes.


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Pa. Education Reform: Vouchers And Vitriol

Gov. Tom Corbett announced his education reform package Tuesday morning, pleasing small business representatives but angering many teachers’ unions and their members.

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Pa. General Assembly Approves State Budget

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has signed off a nearly $27.2 billion budget.


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Bill Would Ban Teachers Strikes

Director of Internal Organizing for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Butch Santicola, joined KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino to discuss a potential ban of teacher strikes.

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Steel Valley School District To Cut Teachers, Staff

Standing to lose nearly $2.5 million in state subsidies, Steel Valley has joined other school districts in making some hard decisions. They’re cutting teachers and staff.


Butch Santicola and representatives from the PSEA joined KDKA's Mike Pintek during his Q&A Tuesday feature and discussed amongst other topics, the state budget, school vouchers and hours spent working in and out of the classroom.  (Credit: NewsRadio 1020 KDKA)

PSEA Says Corbett’s Budget Hurts Everybody

Butch Santicola and representatives from the PSEA joined KDKA’s Mike Pintek during his Q&A Tuesday feature.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/29/2011


Moon Teachers Walk Picket Line

At the crack of dawn, Moon Area school teachers hit the picket line on the second day of their strike against the school district. It’s a strike that emptied the school hallways of the children […]


Year Round Schooling?

Butch Santicola of the PSEA talks to Mike Pintek about the possibility of an extended school year.  Butch says teachers are willing to listen to any plan that is presented.