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- Ridge Makes Second Pitch For State Voucher Program. Johnston, Robert C. // Education Week;02/17/99, Vol. 18 Issue 23, p26
Focuses on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge's second bid for adoption of a voucher program in 1999. His proposal to raise the state's per-pupil spending level; Details on his plan to raise the income threshold for eligibility; His urge for lawmakers to pass `academic bankruptcy' legislation.
- Ridge won't promote vouchers this year. Sommerfeld, Meg // Education Week;2/14/96, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p15
Reports on the plans of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge for education in the state. Pledge to commit $121 million over three years to link the state's classrooms to computer networks; Elimination of unnecessary mandates; Discontinuation of the plan to give educational vouchers to children from...
- Ridge proposes 1st state voucher program for Pa. Lindsay, Drew // Education Week;3/15/95, Vol. 14 Issue 25, p1
Reports on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge's proposal to run the first statewide school-voucher program which promises to pay for children's education at private and religious schools. Inclusion of vouchers in budget; Opposition to proposal; Injection of `market dynamics' into Pennsylvania schools.
- In wake of defeat, Pa. governor vows to revive education plan. Lindsay, Drew // Education Week;7/12/95, Vol. 14 Issue 40, p14
Reports on the possibilities that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge's will push for education issues in the state's fall legislative session. Democratic leaders' plan in taking issue with education reform; Allegations on the Ridge's proposals during the closed-door meeting with legislators;...
- Pa. Doles Out $10 Million To Reward Schools. Blair, Julie // Education Week;10/21/98, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p5
Announces that Pennsylvania has expanded on a grand scale the notion of rewarding schools for high performance. Amount of money given by the state in September 1998 to schools that scored exceptionally well on statewide tests; Comments from Republican Governor Tom Ridge; State's requirements...
- Pa.'s Ridge takes point position for G.O.P. governors. Lindsay, Drew // Education Week;6/7/95, Vol. 14 Issue 37, p1
Reports on the educational policies of Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania. Republican Party's point position on education; Ridge's personal background; Budget proposals for state grants to help parents. INSET: Ridge seeks to make O.B.E. targets.., by Drew Lindsay..
- Philadelphia Mayor Plans Job Cuts, Consolidation to Balance City Books. Braun, Martin Z. // Bond Buyer;1/29/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31562, p3
Reports on the proposals made by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mayor John Street as of January 29, 2002. Proposal for retrenchment of employees by 2008; Possible increase in the state's deficit led to the proposal; Plans for reduction in wage and business taxes; Sources of financing library...
- Philadelphia Mayor Offers $3.4B Budget Designed to Close Shortfall. D'Ambrosio, Jill // Bond Buyer;3/19/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31845, p36
Reports on the budget deficit of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Budget designed by Mayor John Street to close the budget deficit of the city.
- Ridge wants `supervouchers' in Pa. Sandham, Jessica L. // Education Week;03/24/99, Vol. 18 Issue 28, p19
Reports on Pennsylvania Governor Rom Ridge's statewide voucher plan. Proposal to help academically troubled districts by loosening state regulations and granting them certain freedom; Students' eligibility to receive `supervouchers'.