Education

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Visits CCAC As Part Of ‘Schools That Teach’ Tour

Gov. Tom Wolf is in town today, showing his support for our local schools.

03/10/2015

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Steel Valley Classes Cancelled, Teachers Prepared To Strike

Classes next week have been cancelled at the Steel Valley School District.

03/06/2015

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Expert Crunches Numbers On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed trade off — lower property taxes, but higher income and sales taxes — is getting mixed reaction.

03/03/2015

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Wolf Seeks Billions In Higher Taxes For Schools, Tax Revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.

03/03/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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Local Wellness Center Takes Community Approach To Healthier Food Choices

Julie Cerrone never planned on being a health coach, but her battle with a long list of medical ailments, including an auto-immune disorder called psoriatic arthritis, led her down a new path that started in her kitchen.

02/24/2015

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Local Principal Becomes Student For A Day

At Eden Hall Upper Elementary School in Richland Township, the newest student is also the oldest.

02/06/2015

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Lengthy Bus Routes Have Blairsville-Saltsburg District Parents Upset

Parents of students at a local school district are heated over busing routes.

02/05/2015

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Hurdle Shares Words Of Inspiration With Pittsburgh Promise Recipients

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is accustomed to inspiring winners.

01/06/2015

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Center Seeks To Aid Public Education

Dean Olga Welch, head of the Department of Education at Duquesne University and founder of the Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice joined Chris Moore to discuss the inequality of education, especially when it comes to poorer school districts.

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Steel Valley School District To Use Apple Donation On iPad Technology Plan

A suburban Pittsburgh school district says it’ll use a six-figure donation from Apple Inc. to fund an iPad-based technology plan.

12/03/2014

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Students Have Pick Of Colleges Thanks To Drop In Enrollment

After decades of runaway tuition costs — the tables may finally be turning.

11/14/2014

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