- Pennsylvania Among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States
- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
- Mind the gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind
- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
- PA Revenue Strong Midway Through Year; Tax Cut Could Have Big Impact
- What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?
And now from the Paul Vallas school of crisis management . . .
Because only Vallas would know how to turn a disaster (a federal audit forcing the district to return milions in "misspent" funds) into a public relations opportunity:
"Nowhere in the report does it suggest officials engaged in the misappropriation of federal funds during the audit period," Paul Vallas said yesterday.
Vallas, now schools superintendent in New Orleans, said the federal government had been encouraging schools "to use grant money in more flexible ways."
During his tenure, Philadelphia test scores soared, and the district had one of the greatest increases in graduation rates in the nation, he said.
"It happened because the dollars were used creatively to fund programs that were having the greatest impact," Vallas said.
C'mon, don't you miss him a little bit?
In other news, read the latest on the teacher contract at the Public School Notebook.