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With Pennsylvania at a Crossroads, Governor Wolf Announces Proposed Early Education Investment

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter With Pennsylvania at a Crossroads, Governor Wolf Announces Proposed Early Education Investment Budget News,  Education,  Schools That Teach Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera to announce the proposed early education funding levels for the 2016-17 budget. Pennsylvania stands at a crossroads, and Governor Wolf is proposing a clear path for a promising future in the commonwealth. The governor’s proposal includes a $60 million increase in high-quality early childhood education. This funding increase builds upon a $60 million investment in 2015-16 to enroll about 14,000 additional children in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.“We have a choice in Pennsylvania. We must choose a path that funds our schools, eliminates our deficit, and puts Pennsylvania back on track,” said Governor Wolf. “I believe that Pennsylvania should be among the many states that provide universal pre-kindergarten for children and I will work to make this a reality.”Governor Wolf has made clear his strong commitment to education in Pennsylvania by fighting to restore critical education funding cuts, provide unprecedented support to high-quality pre-k programs, and ensure students are college and career ready. The governor continues to advocate for increased funding for Pennsylvania schools to deliver high-quality education to every student across the state, regardless of zip code.In 2003, Pennsylvania joined the ranks of states that offer full-day pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds. Currently, only 30 percent of Pennsylvania children in families earning up to three times the federal poverty level are enrolled in high-quality pre-k programs. Studies show that children who participate in high-quality pre-kindergarten perform better in school, graduate at higher rates, and earn more throughout their working lives compared to peers that do not have access to early learning programs. Additionally, children who were previously enrolled in Pre-K Counts outperform their economically disadvantaged peers in third-grade math and reading.“Access to high-quality early childhood education is critical to students and families, but also to the future of Pennsylvania,” Secretary Rivera said. “Governor Wolf’s leadership in expanding access to these proven programs will have sustained, positive impacts on the commonwealth’s families, schools, workforce, and economy.”“I thank Governor Wolf for his leadership on this important issue,” said Mayor Kenney. “Pre-K is the single most important and cost-effective investment we can make in our city and our state’s future, impacting our schools, our public safety and our economic development. In conjunction with our local efforts on pre-k, this investment from the state would break the cycle of poverty for thousands of families.”This 2016-17 investment is contingent upon lawmakers passing the bipartisan budget compromise bill that proved elusive last December. The upcoming budget provides a spending plan for 2016-17 that builds upon that agreement. Failing to enact this compromise will put Pennsylvania on yet another path that abandons all bipartisanship, causing our schools to lose an additional $1 billion that would double the amount cut from education under the previous administration.“It is time for us to finish the job and restore Pennsylvania’s shaken faith in their government,” said Governor Wolf. “It is time to fund our schools. It is time to face financial reality. It is time to give Pennsylvania the bright future it deserves.”Governor Wolf will deliver his 2016-17 budget address on February 9 at 11:30 a.m. A livestream of the budget address will be available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/live/Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img February 04, 2016last_img read more

Manatua Cable Manufacture Moves Forward

first_imgAvaroa Cable has passed the halfway mark in manufacture of the 3600km Manatua Cable, connecting Samoa and Tahiti with branches to Niue, Cook Island and Bora Bora.The fibre optic cable, its six branches for landings across Polynesia and the 32 repeaters, are being manufactured in a specialist facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.Cable manufacture is on target for completion and final testing in September 2019. The cable will then be loaded on the ship for delivery to the South Pacific.Cable laying will start in Apia, Samoa later this year, following completion of the detailed marine survey work undertaken in June.The announcement complements separate activity by ACL in the Cook Islands to prepare for the cable arrival.Work is well advanced for the construction of the two cable landing stations, one each on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, with contracts now being in place for the cable landing stations and the cable land routes.Completion of the Trans Polynesian Information Superhighway is on target to be live in May 2020, the company noted.Dr Ranulf Scarbrough, ACL CEO and vice chair of the Manatua Cable Consortium said: “After many years of preparations, its fantastic to see the cable being manufactured at last, a clear sign that very soon Rarotonga and Aitutaki will be benefiting from world class, international fibre connections. This is a very busy period for ACL and the whole team are focused on ensuring the engineering preparations are undertaken to the highest standards.”last_img read more

Red Sox ace Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery

first_img#RedSox Medical Update on Chris Sale: pic.twitter.com/E8pWMw5y8f— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 19, 2019Sale has had a rough season and has posted a 6-11 record and a career-high 4.40 ERA. He’s allowed 24 home runs in 147 1/3 innings, which is a far cry from his 2018 campaign. Even though he was hurt last season with a shoulder injury, he still had a 2.11 ERA and helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series. Related News Sale will be shut down from throwing for “a period” of time and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, which could end his season.  Chris Sale received some mixed news about his injured arm.The Red Sox pitcher likely won’t need Tommy John surgery after he visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. But, he was diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow and underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection, the team announced Monday.  MLB wrap: Zack Greinke gets 200th career win as Astros top A’s Yankees adopt Brett Gardner’s dugout antics for new celebration The injury comes months after Sale signed an extension that starts in 2020, which is for five years and worth $145 million. He will be paid a base salary of $15 million this season.Ryan Brasier was recalled to fill Sale’s spot on the 25-man roster. Braves’ Ronald Acuna reacts to being pulled from game for not hustlinglast_img read more

DDTV: THE TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY!

first_imgThe fantastic Taste of Donegal Food Festival is underway.DonegalTV went along to chat to Ernan McGettigan about all the festival has to offer. Simply click on the video to see the interview.DDTV: THE TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY! was last modified: August 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVALlast_img read more