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I cover state government and basic and higher education policy. Reach me at JMurphy@pennlive.com or at 717-255-4106 or 717-255-4106.

Latest by Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. to launch review of its science standards that may include emphasis on helping students think like scientists

"Science is increasingly part of our education, work, and lives in a changing economy.”
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. House of Representatives voluntary buyout offer accepted by 63 employees

The program offered to full-time employees with at least five years of service were given the opportunity to leave their job by the end of October and collect $1,000 for each year of service, up to $25,000.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. school districts turn to collection agencies to pursue payment of debts for meals

“It’s definitely an issue and if nothing else, it’s caused us to focus on it as a priority to chase down money."
By Jan Murphy/PennLive