A few weeks ago (Policy Brief, Volume 14, Number 15) the Institute called attention to the Mt. Lebanon policy of appealing property tax assessments of homeowners who had recently purchased homes with sales prices far above the County’s latest assessment. … Continue reading →
Yesterday there was hearing to consider whether kindergarten should be made mandatory in Pennsylvania. According to the Education Commission of the States, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Idaho, and Alaska do not require school districts to offer half or full … Continue reading →
An article today mentioned bonuses awarded to teachers at several Pittsburgh public schools under a bonus arrangement for team teaching. It is just one of several incentive programs crafted under the 2010 teacher contract. What other incentives are there?