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| Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 7:32 a.m.

Want to drink to this? Districts so willing to swallow Gov. Tom Wolf's Kool-Aid about “working hard to finalize a balanced, responsible budget” that they post his letter to “stakeholders” on their websites are among those being hammered by his Department of Education's decision to deny gaming revenues meant for property tax relief so that charter schools get their tuition. Still think all the pressure should be on legislators, particularly a Republican majority at loggerheads with a Democratic administration?

Education goes on ... amid the budget dispute. High-tech education is being celebrated at Elizabeth Forward and 56 other school districts at next week's fall gathering of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools in Pittsburgh. EF, Avonworth and South Fayette are local hosts for this twice-annual sharing of “leadership, challenges and breakthroughs” as Digital Promise CEO Karen Cator put it when EF was named to the league two years ago.

Tis the season ... to be scared into having a good time at various Halloween events, such as the fifth annual paranormal tours Friday and Saturday at Carnegie Library of Homestead. The library has been featured by SyFy's “Ghost Hunters” for reasons such as one by administrator Carol Shrieve: “(One evening) when I went to arm the security system ... I could see a cabinet door open very slowly until it was completely open. No wind triggered this, no breeze. It was as if someone grabbed the handle to open it, but there was no one there grabbing the handle.” Anything to it? Plunk down $15 to help the library and find out for yourself.

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