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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…

Governor Wolf Announces Scholarship Funding for High School Graduates in Southwest Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for Pittsburgh Promise, which funds post-secondary scholarships for students in western Pennsylvania. “Education is the cornerstone of workforce development and, in turn, the health of the economy,” Governor Wolf said. “This grant will assist the Pittsburgh Promise in its mission to…

Pennsylvania Announces Nation’s First Registered Apprenticeship for Public School Teachers

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a first-of-its-kind registered apprenticeship to train K-12 public school teachers to further develop their skills and better prepare students for their future careers. “I’m proud that Pennsylvania has the first registered apprenticeship program for public school teachers in the country, said Governor Wolf. “The experience that teachers…

Governor and First Lady Host Annual Easter Egg Event to Highlight Importance of Pre-K Investment

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today hosted pre-school classes from across the commonwealth at the annual Easter Egg Event at the Governor’s Residence. The event was co-sponsored by Pre-K for PA, a non-partisan advocacy group that supports the expansion of publicly funded pre-k. Over 100 pre-school aged children participated.…

March Jobs That Pay Update: A Brighter Future for Pennsylvania

Winter is nearly over and with that comes the promise of spring. Governor Tom Wolf and his administration are taking advantage of the warmer weather by continuing to tour the state and meet with Pennsylvanians on a variety of issues. From Schuylkill County to Pitcairn, Governor Wolf has been busy highlighting the impact the Restore…

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