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These lively discussions are designed to help grassroots education groups, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others exchange ideas on improving their local public schools as well as state policy in Pennsylvania.
Want to know how to get a copy of your school's budget? Want to hear how the new law on testing could affect English language learners? Curious about how stimulus money is being used in local schools? Post those questions here, and see what others have to say.
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1. PASchoolTalk.org is a place to learn what others think, and to share information and ask and answer questions about public education in Pennsylvania.
2. It is NOT a place to sell any product or service – education-related or otherwise.
3. PASchoolTalk.org is, as the name suggests, focused on Pennsylvania public schools, but others – whether from South Carolina or South America – are welcome to join and participate in the discussions.
4. The Education Law Center cannot provide legal advice on PASchoolTalk.org, both because it's a public site and also because each case is different. For publications, videos, and other information on how to get help with education law questions, please visit the website of the Education Law Center at www.elc-pa.org.
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PA School Talk is brought to you by the Education Law Center. Since 1975, the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania has worked to make good public education a reality for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable children – poor children, children of color, children with disabilities, English language learners, children in foster homes and institutions, and others. Our strategies include not only “traditional” legal work, but also training and information-sharing; advocating for new laws and policies in Harrisburg and Washington; and working with organizations and media. We’re especially proud of our many collaborations with citizen groups throughout the state. Read more.