As was noted last week in Part I of this Policy Brief, absenteeism is a serious problem in many poorly performing Pennsylvania districts. Part II offers explanation and statistics to illustrate the importance of the issue. Very high rates of … Continue reading →
Just like that, a five year contract between the Pittsburgh Public School District and its teachers’ union has expired (other pacts also are up). When we wrote about the announcement of the contract in 2010, the district had a different … Continue reading →
Thus starts the fiscal year–maybe. Longstanding issues like liquor store privatization, state pension reform, and property tax shifts are in the mix, but what will happen? Could we see a repeat of the 2009 stalemate?