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Dissecting Wolf's $33 billion plan for Pennsylvania

By NewsWorks Staff on Mar 3, 2015 07:57 PM

Gov. Wolf's first budget address put an emphasis on his vision for improving Pennsylvania's present and its future.

He is calling for tax increases in an effort to generate additional funding for education, property tax relief, and economic development programs in a more than $33 billion state budget proposal.

'Innovative and bold' or an 'attack' on charters? Reactions to Wolf budget plan

By Allison Welton on Mar 3, 2015 05:05 PM

Was it an “innovative and bold” step forward or a bloody “attack” on charter schools? After Gov. Wolf’s budget address, some groups immediately turned up the heat on legislators to “put our money where their mouths are,” while others took a breath and celebrated a “solid first step” toward universal pre-K.

Here’s our round-up of reactions from the education world to the governor’s proposals.

Survey points to more cuts in Pa. school districts

By Sara Hoover for NewsWorks on Mar 3, 2015 04:16 PM

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School districts across Pennsylvania say they're struggling to do more with less, according to a recent survey that looks at school budgets.

It shows that most of the state's school districts are looking at more tax increases as well as cuts to programs and staff cuts to keep up with costs for mandated services.

As new SRC chair, Neff plans to continue teamwork

By Laura Benshoff for NewsWorks on Mar 3, 2015 09:50 AM

Gov. Wolf called -- and Philadelphia School Reform Commissioner Marjorie Neff answered.

Neff replaced Bill Green, an appointee of former Gov. Tom Corbett, as chair of the SRC, a position with responsibilities such as setting the agenda for meetings and signing all School District contracts.

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