Catholic Education

Commonwealth Budget Deadline Day – June 30

Today is the deadline for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass its 2010-2011 state budget.  Yesterday, Governor Ed Rendell held a press conference to announce that he and legislative leadership from all four caucuses have agreed to the terms of a $28.052 billion budget. 
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Commonwealth Budget Countdown – June 29

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, is the deadline for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.  Rumors of a budget deal are being whispered around the state Capitol, but nothing has been resolved yet. It’s not too late to contact your sta
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EITC Facts

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program provides scholarships for thousands of school children to attend the school that their parents believe is best for them.  In the 2009-2010 budget, the EITC Program was cut by $15 million, making the program a total of $60 million.
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EITC on YouTube

Business owners, families of school children, school administrators, and many other advocates are lending their voice to the cause of restoring funding for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program on the REACH Alliance channel on YouTube.  Or see the latest at www.operati
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PCC mourns loss of Archbishop Schott

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is saddened by the news that Metropolitan Basil M. Schott, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010.  He will be laid to rest next week.
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Pope apologizes for abuse, says priests called to bring God to world

Pope Benedict XVI said the Year for Priests might have been ruined by the clerical sex abuse scandal, but instead became a “summons to purification” in the church. Concelebrating Mass June 11 with some 15,000 priests, the pope said that “the enemy,” Satan, want
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Be a fan of ACE-PA on Facebook

Are you a fan of Catholic education? Become a Facebook fan of the Advocates for Catholic Education in Pennsylvania – ACE-PA.   PCC will keep ACE-PA fans up-to-date with the latest news and action alerts about issues affecting Catholic schools in Pennsylvania.
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Cutting EITC does not add up

Arithmetic can be a challenging subject, as any student cramming for finals will tell you. State lawmakers in Harrisburg will agree. Right now, they must solve a particularly tough math problem – balance the Commonwealth budget before June 30.
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Legislation introduced to restore EITC

Two legislative bills have been introduced to restore funding for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to $75 million. Established in 2001, EITC is an educational program that gives children a the chance to attend the best school available to them and provi
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