Governor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders on a tour of Central York High School in York to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system.“This year, the Central York School District received an additional $536,788 for classroom and special education funding,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Combined with the increases secured under my first budget, the Central York School District has received a total increase of $1.1 million for basic and special education in two years.“I know school districts across the commonwealth are still struggling after the devastating cuts to education in the previous administration. I will continue to fight to ensure that all children, despite their zip code, will receive the education that they deserve.”On June 2, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula. House Bill 1552, now Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Funding for all of Pennsylvania schools has always been a Governor Wolf’s top priority. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf secured an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured historic increases at all levels of education in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention.$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges December 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Windies ambitious but ‘staying in the present’, says Holder

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder said yesterday West Indies would not be relying on their recent success against England for motivation, stressing the importance of the need to “stay in the present” for the three-Test series here next month.Speaking in a media conference via Zoom, Holder pointed out even though the Caribbean side were the holders of the Wisden Trophy following their series win last year, facing England at home in their conditions presented a formidable challenge.However, the top-ranked Test all-rounder said his side were “pumped up” by the prospect of beating England at home, and would not be deterred by the lack of past success in the United Kingdom that has seen them without a series win here in 32 years.“I think we’ve just got to stay in the present,” Holder told journalists from quarantine at Old Trafford here.“I know what goes into planning for a series and I know how these guys function, and our plans and our thought processes are all different but the main thing is to have that common alignment as a group and we all push towards one common cause.“We’ve obviously beaten England in the recent past and we will no doubt never forget that but to live in the past would not be the right way to go about it. England are a very, very good side in their home conditions and the stats would definitely prove that.“So we may have won last year January but this is going to be July 2020 – so many different things have changed from then to now, conditions being one of them.”He continued: “Even now to say that we’re favourites ahead of England I think would be wrong. England are still a higher-ranked side than we and will be favourites in their backyard and it’s all the more for us to play for.“We’ve got that extra motivation to beat England in England so there’s lots to play for, lots to motivate us as a group and I am assured that the guys are really pumped up for the opportunity.”West Indies arrived here Tuesday to defend the Wisden Trophy they secured last year when they stunned England 2-1 in a three-Test series in the Caribbean.They take on England in the opening Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on July 8 before returning to Old Trafford for the final two Tests carded for July 16 and July 24.The series will be the first of its kind, played behind closed doors in a ‘bio-secure’ environment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has already resulted in over 4 100 deaths in the UK.West Indies players were tested for COVID-19 before leaving the Caribbean, flown by private charter here before being tested again following their arrival.They will spend the next two weeks in quarantine while training, and will be isolated from the public throughout the seven-week tour.Holder said while the many novel changes for the series would require some adjustment, he did not anticipate them impacting the players’ desire.“I guess the only thing is we won’t be able to play in front the crowds.” he explained.“I was just today remarking to some of the guys how much I enjoy playing in front of the Barmy Army and to not hear them sing, and not hear them chant and do the normal things they’re accustomed doing would take some getting used to, to be honest.“I guess that’s just a matter for me personally to cope with and deal with but in terms of the entire group, these guys are really motivated for the challenge ahead and lots of guys have points to prove.”West Indies have travelled with an increased contingent for the tour with a 14-man squad supplemented by 11 reserves to accommodate injury replacements and warm-up matches among themselves.TEST MATCH SCHEDULEJuly 8-12: 1st Test at Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonJuly 16-20: 2nd Test at Old Trafford, ManchesterJuly 24-28: 3rd Test at Old Trafford, Manchesterlast_img read more