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Monday, March 12

Governor Pushes PASmart. Last Monday, Governor Wolf visited the Pittsburgh organization “New Century Careers,” which is a job training school that prepares students for manufacturing jobs. The Governor’s tour was part of an effort to push “PA Smart,” a $50 million workforce development program he outlined in his budget proposal in early February.

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Monday, February 12

Governor Tom Wolf released his budget proposal for 2018-19 last Tuesday. In his fourth budget address, the Governor laid out an ambitious agenda for education saying that he had drawn “a line in the sand” when it comes to education.

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Monday, February 5

The General Assembly passes bill providing PHEAA Grant eligibility to distance education students, which amends the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) scholarship law to make students taking as much as 100 percent of their courses online eligible for a full PHEAA grant.

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Monday, January 29

The Keystone Research Center, which is strongly supported by labor unions, and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center last Tuesday unveiled their “Pennsylvania Promise”—a policy proposal for free tuition and fees at Pennsylvania’s public colleges and universities.

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