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Dec 30, 2014

Philadelphia Agency Sues Drugmaker

In a move that could have serious consequences for the prescription drug industry, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority filed a lawsuit alleging drug-maker Gilead Sciences is enga

Dec 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Teachers Woefully Unprepared for Classroom Challenges, Study Finds

Teachers are not ready to teach in many states including Pennsylvania.

Dec 20, 2014

MOOCs Lead to Massive Data Collection

Students enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be subject to mass data collection by private companies.

Dec 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Parents Concerned About Student Data Collection

The concept of a “permanent record” has become even scarier under Common Core, according to a group of parents in Pennsylvania. Parents Against Common Core has petitioned Gov.

Dec 20, 2014

Judge Blocks Missouri from Paying ‘Smarter Balanced’ Dues

Missouri Coalition Against Common Core (MCACC) founders Gretchen Logue and Anne Gassel have teamed up with national standards opponent Fred Sauer to sue Missouri Gov.

Dec 19, 2014

Missouri Homeschool Family Sues After Home Raid

In September 2011, a homeschool family in Missouri had a traumatic encounter with local law enforcement when a sheriff and his deputy entered their home without a warrant.