New Covenant Christian School kindergartner Logan Cavey, 6, recites a portion of the Gettysburg Address to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Memorial Day at the monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield, commemorating the delivery in November 1863 of President Abraham Lincoln's famous battlefield address. Corbett and Logan crossed paths as the governor was waiting to participate in the official 3 p.m. battlefield memorial service. Logan was visiting the Gettysburg Battlefield with his parents, Scott
Pennsylvania's headlong plunge into drilling for natural gas from Marcellus shale formations has produced winners and losers. Businesses catering to the energy industry have opened or expanded, and some landowners who signed leases allowing wells to be drilled on their property have profited. But critics say fracking has polluted wells and threatens the environment.
The backdrop of the recession means that many of these school improvement grant schools have funding to do things they've never done at the same time that they're hamstrung to fund many of the basic things educators typically take for granted.