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This Afternoon at the PA Capitol……

The PA House passed SB 1216 by a vote of 202-0. The education bill contains an amendment that requires school districts to provide busing to non public students during the pandemic. PCC has supported this bill, which goes back to Senate for concurrence. @PaHouseDems @PAHouseGOP pic.tw
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Proposed PA Senate Bill Would Use Federal Money to Pay for Nurses in Non-public Schools

The PA Catholic Conference has been working for years to make sure that school districts in Pennsylvania provide nursing services for non-public school students. That includes Catholic schools, of course. We’ve been getting resistance along the way, even though the state require
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PA Catholic Schools Reopen as PCC works on Busing and Nursing Concerns

Catholic school administrators, teachers and staff have been very busy over the past several weeks, working on a plan to safely reopen and maintain in-person instruction this fall. Many of them have already reopened and others are planning to do so in the days to come. Schools are als
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Testimony From Dr. Philip Fromuth to the PA House Education Committee on Re-Opening Schools

TESTIMONY of PHILIP J. FROMUTH. Ph.D. to the PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EDUCATION COMMITTEE JUNE 17, 2020     Good afternoon Chairman Sonney and members of the House Education Committee.  Thank you for the opportunity to be with you to share a few thoughts about t
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Testimony From PCC Education Director Sean McAleer to PA House Education Committee on Re-Opening Schools

Good afternoon Chairman Sonney and members of the House Education Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to share a few needs that all Catholic and nonpublic schools will face this fall in re-opening their school year. My name is Sean McAleer, I am the Director of Education for the
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Rep. Bob Merski Takes Pride in ‘Giving Back’

Rep. Bob Merski (R-Erie) has seen just about every side there is of Catholic education. “K through 8, I went to Holy Family, educated by the Sisters of St. Frances,” he told me on a recent phone interview. “Then I went to Cathedral Prep, which is the all-boys Catholic school here in E
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PCC Applauds Supreme Court Rulings That Reaffirm Religious Liberties

  The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference applauds the Supreme Court’s decisions in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James Catholic School v. Biel. In both cases, the Court reaffirmed the
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The Funding Picture for PA’s Catholic Schools

By Al Gnoza   We at the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference once again applaud the job that all of our schools did over the past several months to continue to provide quality education to our students across the state. We thank teachers, students, parents and administrators for thei
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PCC Press Release on Dr. Philip Fromuth Testifying Before PA House Committee

  HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today highlighted testimony given to the PA House Education Committee by Dr. Philip Fromuth, the Superintendent of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Allentown and the Moderator of the Education Department of the PCC. The
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