Education

2016-17 Budget Hearings

 

Statement on the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

May 26, 2016

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in reaction to the joint letter on the civil rights of transgender students issued by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, 2016[...Read More]

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)

May 13, 2016

Senate and House Education Committees - May 18, 2016
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Senate Bill 1194

May 11, 2016

Senate Education Committee - May 11, 2016
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Public Hearing on Adult Literacy and Senate Bill 1194

May 5, 2016

Senate Education Committee - May 11, 2016
 
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SENATE PASSES BILL CONTAINING BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FAIR FUNDING FORMULA

April 13, 2016

The Senate today passed a bill that contains a data-driven fair funding formula to distribute more than $200 million in additional dollars for basic education and $335 million in reimbursements to school districts for construction costs owed by the Commonwealth – also referred to as Planning and Construction Workbook (PLANCON), according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senate Education Committee Chairman Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster).[...Read More]