Catholic Education

Talking School Choice With Sharon Sedlar of PA Families for Education Choice

We chat with Sharon Sedlar, the Founder and CEO of PA Families for Education Choice, who is hosting an event to close out National School Choice Week on Saturday in Pittsburgh.  There are Facebook and Twitter links to view our postings from this week. https://x.com/pacatholic/status/1
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PA State Budget Finally Is Complete…With Good News For School Choice

The Final PA budget was passed and signed last night, and included substantial increases for school choice and other programs. EITC increase finally went through with a $150 million more going into the program. Below is a more complete breakdown for EITC: Administration fees capped at
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PA House Democrats Strip EITC Funding From School Code Bill That Passed Overwhelmingly in Senate

The PA Senate on Wednesday afternoon passed a school code bill, HB 301, by a strong bipartisan vote of 45-5. $100 million for K-12 mental health programs for schools. Among the key components that we liked were an  additional $150 million for education tax credits to provide scholarsh
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Scenes From the PA March for Life

Rep. Barbara Gleim To Reintroduce Bill To Keep Males Out of Women’s Sports in PA

We talk with PA Republican House member Barbara Gleim about the revival of her bill to prevent biological males from playing women’s sports in PA. The PCC supports this measure, which made it to the Governor’s desk last summer. IMG_4182
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PCC Capitol Wrap for Friday, 2-3-23

Today’s PCC Capitol Wrap shares some important dates for the PA budget plus a look at a couple of bills we are looking at to support moms. And a PA House member once again looks to separate the PIAA playoffs into public and private schools. IMG_3939
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PCC Capitol Wrap for Monday, 1-30-23

Today’s PCC Capitol Wrap notes that Catholic Schools Week is underway. Also, PA House Republicans hold a public hearing on school funding. Nathan Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation answers the contention that the Lifeline Scholarship Program would hurt public schools. IMG_3818
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PA Senate Education Committee Passes Religious Garb Bill

The PA Senate Education Committee has just passed Senate Bill 84, which the PCC supports. It would change PA law to allow teachers to wear religious clothing or symbols. We have comments from backers of the bill, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Sen. Judy Schwank. https://fb.watch/hZhS_
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This Week in PA Catholic Schools: 10-28-22

It's Red Ribbon Week! Geibel Catholic students were joined by 5th & 6th graders @ Conn-Area Catholic for a Road Radio USA assembly. Thanks to Jim & his entire crew for sharing a powerful message about making good choices, especially taking a stand against drugs. Celebrate
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