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Textbook Funding Doesn’t Stack Up

  Click here to send a message to your legislators in support of equal textbook funding!
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Support Equal Education Funding in Pennsylvania

For many years, the annual state budget for textbooks and other instructional materials for non-public schools had increased at the same rate as the increase in public school subsidies.  Whether the students attend public or nonpublic schools, their parents are taxpayers, so treating
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Catholic School Educators Recognized for Leadership and Commitment to Private Schools

Learning should be an adventure. The best educators find ways to instill this belief in their students. Two Catholic school teachers and an administrator were honored this week for exemplifying this philosophy in private schools. The Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American P
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EITC Celebrates 13th Year

Hundreds of students from schools across Pennsylvania gathered today to mark the 13th anniversary of the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). The rally, hosted by the REACH Foundation, featured speeches by legislators and parents, as well as a presentation of an award to L
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Updates to Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Law

More Pennsylvania adults will be accountable for stopping and preventing child abuse with the recent passage of legislation that broadens the definition of who is a mandated reporter. State Sen. Kim Ward of Westmoreland County sponsored Senate Bill 21, which broadens the definition of
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Meeting the Pope

“Utterly amazing” are the words Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used to describe what it was like to meet Pope Francis face-to-face before a crowd of 100,000 onlookers in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. “I’ve met presidents. Those meetings were quite impressive,” he said, “but meeting
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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Senate Vote Scheduled Today on Senate Bill 1086

From the USCCB - UPDATE: The Senate this approved by voice vote Senator Tim Scott’s amendment clarifying that the CCDBG program continues to support the use of certificates for the purchase of child care services.  Thank you! ISSUE:  The Senate is voting today on S. 1086.  This
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Subsidiarity, Solidarity & the State

“It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard and promote the common good of society,” writes Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, “Based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and fully committed to political dialogue and consensus building, it p
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