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Notes from the news, July 15

By the Notebook on Jul 15, 2014 08:48 AM

Charters dodge Pa. changes to special education funding. NewsWorks

Coalition asks court to block sale of William Penn High. Inquirer

Community group tries to nix sale of high school building to Temple University. Daily News

Cigarette tax the best we can do? Inquirer

The Philadelphia cigarette tax; the Pennsylvania budget. WHYY/Radio Times

Arne Duncan Says Philly School Funding is "Unacceptable." EdWeek

One-On-One With Governor Corbett On School Budget, Cigarette Tax. FOX 29

Pa. pension debate oozes into summer campaign season. NewsWorks

Being poor helps districts when it comes to state education funding. Patriot-News 

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition


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Submitted by Annony (not verified) on July 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Another year where charters get a pass ($100 million just in Philly for special ed that they DO NOT spend on special ed).  Meanwhile, public schools are starved.  Criminal.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 15, 2014 1:09 pm

Charters have been misusing special ed funds for years so it would be unfair to suddenly make them toe the line even though you expect public schools to do it? Or did the charters threaten to withhold their funding to the politician that make these laws. If charters are truly public schools then make them take any and all students and follow funding rules for public schools too.

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