Superintendent of Schools Matt Gordon said that the Senate reauthorized the No Child Left Behind, which is called "Every Child Achieves." This will maintain annual assessments, but states can determine their own standards. Instead of Common Core, Pennsylvania will have "Pennsylvania Core." The new program will allow teacher evaluation systems but will not require them.
The local legislators have sent letters to the School District advising it not to budget the Governor's proposed increase, but the Governor has advised that the increase should be used and districts should say what the money will be spent on.