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State Board of Education Supports Governor’s Plan for Kids to Start School By 6 and Stay Until 18

Harrisburg, PA – The State Board of Education is supporting Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to require students to start school by age 6 and remain until age 18. Both changes are key components of the governor’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP). The bold plan in the 2019-20 budget proposal would create the strongest…

Gov. Wolf: SWEAP Will Build the Skilled Workforce That Pennsylvania Needs

Hershey, PA – Pennsylvania must continue to make smart investments in education and job training to create the most skilled and qualified workforce in the nation, Governor Tom Wolf today told the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA). During his remarks, the governor outlined his proposed Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP), the centerpiece of…

Governor Wolf Touts Need for Education Investments and Broadband for Rural Communities

Boalsburg, PA – Speaking to the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools today, Governor Tom Wolf discussed investments in education and his Restore Pennsylvania plan to help address the rural broadband crisis. “Pennsylvania’s students and their future are top priories for me,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is investing in education so students start…

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Schools Receive $40 Million in Grants for School Safety and Community Violence Prevention Grants

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that The School Safety and Security Committee (Committee) established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) by Act 44 of 2018 approved $40 million in school safety grants to 234 school entities plus $7.5 million in community violence prevention and reduction grants to 25 grant recipients…

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