MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
KRC KUDOS—This past month, two days into a strike by teachers without a union contract since 2017, a PBPC report analyzed the challenges faced by the Scranton School District, its 10,000 students, and the community at large, as well as opportunities for improvement in the months and years ahead. The report helped shape media coverage and community understanding of the strike and, according to representatives of the American Federation of Teachers, contributed to an equitable resolution overwhelmingly ratified by teachers. We look forward to building on this settlement to help the School District, its union, and the city win additional fair school funding from the state and to leverage federal resources for “community schools” that can anchor the revitalization of the city.
U.S. House Passage of ‘Build Back Better’ Advances Transformational Investments in U.S. Jobs, Families
‘Build Back Better’ Will Create the Pennsylvania We Want and Even Help Reverse Inflation
Stephen Herzenberg | 11/24/21
Statement in Response to the Arbery Case Verdicts
The U.S. House just passed the Build Back Better bill. Tell your representative what you think about their vote!
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“The electrification of transportation is a question of when – not if. Pennsylvania now has a chance to help our nation pick up the pace so that we can protect the health of our citizens, improve our energy security, create American jobs and remain competitive on the global stage.”