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State Secretary of Education Noe Ortega Testifies in School Funding Trial

Commonwealth Media Services
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega provides updates on measures to keep students and educators safe for in-person instruction for K-12 students in Harrisburg on Sept. 30, 2021.

A key witness took the stand Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s landmark school funding trial. WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Avi Wolfman-Arent tells us that the state’s secretary of education is in a precarious position.

(Original air-date: 1/19/22)

Avi Wolfman-Arent is an education reporter for Keystone Crossroads and on-air host at WHYY. He joined the station in December 2014. Avi graduated from Haverford College and grew up in the D.C. area. Despite the latter he’s a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, devoting an unhealthy portion of his conscious thought to the Sixers, Phillies, and Eagles. He lives in South Philadelphia.