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WEST CHESTER (May 31, 2017) – The Senate Education Committee will hold a committee hearing on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 12:30 P.M. at the Business and Public Management Center of West Chester University (Room 101) 50 Sharpless Street (corner of South Church and Sharpless) in West Chester. The purpose of this hearing is to […]

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HARRISBURG (March 15) – Following the passage of legislation to delay the implementation of the Keystone Exams as graduation requirements, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently clarified the current status of the exams and related requirements for school districts, state Senator Andy Dinniman said. “Parents, teachers and students are asking what is next for the […]

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HARRISBURG (February 3) –  Governor Wolf today signed into law legislation to put a two-year hold on the high school graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams in order to give the legislature and the Department of Education time to explore more effective methods of student assessment. Senate Bill 880, championed by state Senator Andy […]

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WEST CHESTER (January 20) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate today concurred to Senate Bill 880, legislation to delay the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams for two years. The bill will now go to Governor Wolf for his signature. He has indicated that he will sign it […]

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WEST CHESTER (January 16) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said the lack of resources in Pennsylvania’s financially distressed public schools is so stark that the use of the Keystone Exams as graduate requirements must be stopped before they exacerbate an already dire situation. “It’s clear to me that there are two systems of public education […]

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WEST CHESTER (September 9) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s statement earlier today on Common Core standards. “As the person who has fought the graduation tests and the manner in which Common Core has been implemented, I am astonished that the governor, who pushed these standards, […]

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WEST CHESTER (May 13)  – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that he is bringing together education professionals and advocates from throughout the region for a roundtable discussion on critical issues in education on Wednesday, May 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Technical College High School – Brandywine Campus. “Parents, teachers, students and […]

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WEST CHESTER (May 2) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that his success in limiting the Keystone Graduation Exams to just the three required by the federal government will save Chester County schools millions in taxpayer dollars. Dinniman, who led the fight to limit the implementation of the Keystone Graduation Exams, said that preliminary […]

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WEST CHESTER (November 13) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and nearly every school superintendent in southeastern Pennsylvania oppose the proposed Keystone Graduation Exams and have asked Pennsylvania’s IRRC (Independent Regulatory Review Commission) to vote against the exams on Nov. 21. weekly cash loans Fully 58 of the 61 superintendents and all four intermediate unit directors […]

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WEST CHESTER (August 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. on the campus of Valley Forge Middle School. The hearing will focus on the impacts of the proposed Keystone Exams on students, schools and taxpayers if they […]

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