Education

Scholarships would help Erie students during pandemic

  • October 7, 2020

It’s time to form the same public-private partnerships in education. Fortunately, an innovative proposal in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly would enable students to get the help they need.

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More from the Senate Education Committee Hearing

  • Nathan Benefield
  • October 6, 2020

When schools closed last spring—and with many still not fully open—parents across Pennsylvania have seen their children lose ground while having to pick up the additional costs of at-home education.

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Op-Ed: Now is the time to rebuild Pennsylvania

  • Nathan Benefield
  • September 28, 2020

By passing these ambitious, though necessary, reforms to help Pennsylvania rebuild its economy, lawmakers can start bridging the gap between what the people need and what government is focused on.

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Lawmakers can Help Students get Back on Track

  • September 25, 2020

Funded with a portion of Pennsylvania’s reserved federal CARES Act funding, the proposal would establish scholarship accounts that families can use for educational necessities, similar to EBT cards used for supplemental…

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Education

Global Education Report Confirms Pa. Parents’ Experiences

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • September 22, 2020

COVID-related disruptions in education could mean a $14 trillion hit to the U.S. economy in the long term. Helping kids get the individualized help they need—through Back on Track scholarship accounts—could…

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Taxes & Economy

Lawmakers Fight Wolf on Cap and Trade Plan

  • Kevin Mooney
  • September 10, 2020

Governor Wolf is determined to pull Pennsylvania into a multi-state compact that restricts carbon dioxide emissions and raises the cost of power. But thanks to the natural gas revolution Pennsylvania…

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Education

Ways to Ease Substitute Teacher Shortages?

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • September 4, 2020

Now more than ever, we need flexible policies to ensure schools have enough substitute teachers. We trust school leaders to keep kids safe and manage large budgets. Shouldn’t we trust them to…

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Healthcare

Lawmakers Push to Do Better, Rebuild Our Economy

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • September 2, 2020

Today the Republicans in the Pa. House attempted to override the Governor’s veto of HR 836, the bill that would end Pennsylvania’s 6-month long state of emergency and the…

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Send a Note to the Team

  • September 2, 2020

If you'd like to share a note or word of encouragement to the team, enter it below. BWA Notes…

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Public Union Democracy

Biden Would Subject Entire Economy to Unions’ Demands

  • Kevin Mooney
  • August 28, 2020

If Joe Biden is elected president, he would move to eliminate right-to-work laws now operative in 27 states. The current Democratic nominee for president, would also turn the Naitonal Labor…

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Op-ed: Parents Deserve Funding to Get Students Back on Track

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • August 26, 2020

Back on Track ESAs will enable parents—rather than government bureaucrats—to determine what help their children need. But the benefits don’t stop there. The scholarships will help address many of the education…

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Op-Ed: Education Innovation Needed Now More than Ever

  • Marc LeBlond
  • August 17, 2020

Programs like tax credit scholarships and education scholarship accounts (ESAs) empower families to choose the education options that fit their needs. They help parents afford to look beyond the government-run system to…

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Always Prepared

  • August 15, 2020

Pennsylvania's health care system should be always prepared, no matter the crisis. But regulations block qualified nurses and health professionals from stepping in when they're needed most. By permanently eliminating…

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