“School Choice Week” in Pennsylvania

This week is School Choice Week in Pennsylvania and across the country. More than 200 events were planned across the Keystone State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students,
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Holocaust Survivors in Capitol Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust (more...)

Representative Boyle Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide. Representative Boyle, who (more...)

IKEA Responds to RUSA LGBT Campaign

Issues Public Statement and Adds Pro-LGBT Wording to Online Magazine in Russia RUSA LGBT -- an association of Russian-speaking LGBTQ Americans -- is pleased to announce a positive response to its campaign to pressure IKEA, the international furniture and design store, to speak up against Russia's new "anti-homosexual propaganda" bill. Following the delivery (more...)

Interior Designer Mary Ann Kleschick Rreveals Tricks

Interior designer Mary Ann Kleschick has been turning Philadelphians’ visions of stunning, functional spaces into breathtaking realities for more than 25 years. By combining the essential design elements – form, balance and scale – with the innate human need for comfort, function (more...)

Top 10 Best Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

With Christmas and New Year just behind us, we are right in the middle of winter. The short days, dark nights and cold weather often brings around a bout of winter blues. There has been a lot of attention on the festive season, but once turns up, many of us sink (more...)

Online Course Helps English Learners Improve Skills

This blog post by Evan Ryan, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, was published on the State Department website on January 6. Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills By Evan M. Ryan International students connect the United States with the world. We (more...)

Start the New Year With High On Marijuana!

According to CNN News, " Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1 to anyone age 21 or older. Residents can now buy marijuana like alcohol - except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce, which is substantial enough to cost about $200 or (more...)

Fighting for milk

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna www.pahouse.com/Haggerty Our elected representatives in Washington will be tasked to regulate the price of a basic part of many Americans’ diet, milk, when they reconvene Jan. 7 to debate the Farm Bill. A stop-gap measure was passed last week to keep milk’s price artificially depressed until the (more...)

FBI Warns Against Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances

Arsenic in your lipstick? Carcinogens in your perfume? Real possibilities, if you buy counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances, warns the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. government agency that has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime. In a January 2 news (more...)

Old and New Traditions Welcome the New Year

In the dark, first minutes of each January 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the United States. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

Special Education Report

By Reps. Mike Sturla, Jim Roebuck, Mark Longietti Nearly 270,000 Pennsylvania children -- one out of every 6.5 students – receive special education services in our public schools. While the number has steadily grown over the years, funding for special education has been stagnant since 2009. Many (more...)

Floral Sugar Plum Sculptures Bloom in the Red Room

As a slight twist on traditional White House holiday décor, floral vases handmade entirely of sugar replace the traditional cranberry tree as the prominent display in the Red Room this year. Fashioned petal by petal, the crimson and plum–colored vases contain hundreds of gumpaste roses, ranunculuses, berries, (more...)

AFP: Pennsylvania Should Steer Clear of ObamaCare

WSJ article highlights continued chaos under the law, says PA director Stefano. Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania is citing a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing problems with state-established ObamaCare exchanges as evidence that the Commonwealth should continue to steer clear of the failed and flailing healthcare law, including (more...)

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