2010 Standards Aligned System (SAS) Trainings

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is committed to assist schools with the implementation and utilization of the Standards Aligned System (SAS). The department is sponsoring these statewide SAS trainings: • … Read More

Governor Signs State Budget

Governor Edward Rendell signed the $28 billion 2010-11 fiscal year budget into law today. The signing, attended by many education groups including PA Principals Association (represented by Joe Acri, assistant… Read More

State Board of Education Update

On July 1, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education approved changes to Chapter 4 by adopting the Common Core Standards.    These curriculum changes will begin next school year with… Read More

Pension Reform

It is doubtful the Senate will be taking up the House version of pension reform before they adjourn for the summer recess.

Proposed Pension Changes

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 2497 which in addition to smoothing out the pension spike makes a number of changes to the retirement system for employees hired after… Read More