Governor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in Pittsburgh

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in Pittsburgh Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Pittsburgh, PA – As part of his statewide ‘Schools That Teach’ Tour, Governor Tom Wolf visited today with students and staff at Allegheny K-5 School in Pittsburgh. In the 2016-17 budget, Governor secured over $3 million in increased classroom funding for the Pittsburgh School District, making for a total increase of over $6 million to Pittsburgh schools over his first two budgets.“We have made great strides over the last two years in restoring the massive hit schools took due to state budget cuts in 2011, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Governor Wolf said. “The Pittsburgh School District is one of many across the commonwealth that continues to struggle for adequate funding while working hard to provide the best possible education to students.”Governor Wolf has fought for more education funding since day one and he has made investment in our schools and our children his top priority. Working with the legislature, the governor has secured historic increases of nearly $640 million in his first two years:$415 million in basic education funding$60 million for early childhood education$50 million in special education funding$14.6 million for early intervention$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools$16.4 million for Community CollegesAdditionally, in June 2016, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula and provided emergency funds for two of the commonwealth’s financially distressed school districts. The law, known as Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img October 06, 2016last_img read more

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Steven Armstrong, William Hill: Betting is the lead actor in combating high risk AML threats

first_img StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to change the regulatory landscape across the globe, the betting sector plays a key role in evolving and adapting AML procedures for all high-risk businesses.  Speaking to Payment Expert, William Hill’s Group Director of AML Steven Armstrong emphasised the importance of the industry’s ability to pull together when it comes to AML innovation. Armstrong stated: “As an industry, we are a leader in certain ways, this is mainly around developing systems and in-house solutions to AML innovation. The industry is great at pulling together and working on solutions and innovations. We are also attracting more and more talent from other industries which is great, that knowledge and cross over will only continue to improve our industry in the AML field. “Sometimes what holds us back as an industry is that we get priced out of utilising AML innovation from other industries, banking tools that would fit perfectly in our world often are too expensive, and we are priced out. A message to other industries would be to invite us to the table to help, share and learn, let’s be collaborative in the fight against financial crime.“During the current global health pandemic, adapting AML and regulatory procedures is imperative as firms seek to manoeuvre through the challenging period.”On how the current global health crisis has forced regulatory changes, he added: “It is adding layers of complexity in regards to operations and managing resources remotely for all of us. I would not say that operators are having to be more stringent, instead it is a matter of refocusing their risk appetite. “An operator is constantly adapting to the changing landscape and as much as this pandemic is something never seen before in our times, operators adjust, rework and manage their risk accordingly. I am certainly proud to work in an industry that has reacted and refocused in the current difficult times.”___________________ Share Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

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