Published Online: November 21, 2007
Study Finds Need for Sharp School Spending Hike in Pa.
By Catherine Gewertz
Pennsylvania must increase education spending by nearly 27 percent in order to reach its goal of bringing all students to proficiency in mathematics and reading by 2014, according to a financial analysis ordered by state lawmakers.
AN ACT to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “An act to provide a system of public instruction and elementary and
secondary schools; to revise, consolidate, and clarify the laws relating to elementary and secondary education; to provide
for the organization, regulation, and maintenance of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school
districts, and other public school entities; to prescribe rights, powers, duties, and privileges of schools, school districts,
For the first Basic Administrator Certificate issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) since Governor Granholm signed Public Act 335 of 2006. Framed and hanging outside my office door at Saginaw Valley for all to see -- I am so proud of it.
A bill boosting fees for teacher certificates and permits to pay for a new database on certified teachers was signed Monday by Governor Jennifer Granholm.
The additional $35 for certificates and $20 for a substitute teacher permit under HB 4591 (PA 144) would raise an estimated $1.7 million a year for the Department of Education to maintain the database. The increase brings the total fee to $160 and the fee for permits to $45.
The database would keep track of each teacher's professional development activities and the current status of his or her certificates.