Free Meals To All Students. CBS Philly
State budget stalemate Day 148:
State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The newest proposed version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act—is almost over the congressional finish line, with votes in both chambers of Congress imminent.
So how would accountability work under the ESSA, if approved? And how does it compare to the No Child Left Behind Act, Classic Edition, and the Obama administration's waivers?
Your cheat sheet here. Top-line stuff on accountability first, then some early reaction. Scroll down further if you want the nitty-gritty details on accountability.
Roxborough High School unveils new health care program. Montgomery Media
US falls behind other nations in the global knowledge economy, says 46-country report. The Hechinger Report
State budget stalemate Day 147:
Gov. Wolf fears property tax discord has derailed tentative budget framework. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In his first major policy announcement since winning election, Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney formalized a campaign promise to create 25 "community schools" over the next four years.
Before a sea of schoolchildren and TV cameras in the gymnasium of North Philadelphia's Tanner Duckrey Elementary, Kenney told students Monday that the initiative would help give them "the ability to reach your potential in your life."
A tentative outline for a Pennsylvania budget looks like it could crumble this week, dealing a bitter reality check to Gov. Wolf and the top lawmakers who said they could deliver a spending plan by Thanksgiving.