Press Releases

Monday, October 23, 2017 8:54 AM

The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration's effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 21, 2017
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Monday, October 23, 2017 8:52 AM

Pennsylvania's projected $2.2 billion deficit, and a protracted fight over how to fix it, will come with its own price tag. The final cost is a moving target, and how the fight will end remains unclear. It's now nearly four months into the state's fiscal year.
Associated Press, Oct. 21, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:43 AM

So far, at least three states have been targeted by an extortion attempt from hackers asking schools to give them money or the group will release stolen private records, according to the department.
CNN, Oct. 18, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:42 AM

Pennsylvania homeowners, lawmakers, and elected officials have long bemoaned the state’s reliance on property taxes. This fall, voters could take a step toward changing it.
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 20, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:41 AM

The state Senate is set to take up an omnibus bill next week that could strip Pennsylvania's longtime teachers of job security, mandate schools teach children about opioid abuse and hold off on requiring students to pass a high school exit exam until at least 2020.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 20, 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:26 AM

Wilson School District (Berks County, PA) is seeking a Principal for the Shiloh Hills Elementary School. Shiloh Hills was recently recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School - Exemplary High Performing School for 2017 (one of 18 in Pennsylvania) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Shiloh Hills boasts 550 students in grades K-5 and a recent SPP score of 94.3.

Applicants possessing a valid PA Principal certificate and 5-7 years of proven leadership skills are encouraged to apply by October 19, 2017.   

Please send a letter of interest and updated resume electronically to Georgia Shaffalo at the PA Principals Association. Email shaffalo@paprincipals.org.  

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director, PA Principals Association -  healey@paprincipals.org  

 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:13 AM

With the push from the Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for more funding for vouchers and school privatization, it’s worth taking another look at the track record of charter schools in Pennsylvania and beyond. Much evidence suggests that charter schools are, in fact, not living up to their hype.
WHYY, Oct. 18, 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:05 AM

The exasperation surrounding Pennsylvania already a third of the way in the fiscal year without a completed budget is not lost on state lawmakers. It may be the one thing that could help to drive the budget stalemate to a conclusion.
PennLive.com, Oct. 19, 2017
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:43 AM
A Resolution, sponsored by Sen. Dinniman, was passed recognizing the month of October 2017 as "National Principals Month" in Pennsylvania and honoring the contribution of principals in the elementary schools, middle schools and high schools of our nation.

Click here
for the resolution.

Visit the National Principals Month website at www.principalsmonth.org and search #ThankAPrincipal on social media for more information about activities taking place across the nation.

 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:38 AM

So there's this: On the one hand, state House Republicans appear to have completely lost their collective ability to get a completed state budget across the goal line. On the other, four months of enforced captivity and Coyote-Into-The-Cliff Face negotiations with the GOP-majority state Senate and the Democratic Wolf administration have left them with a finely tuned sense of irony.
Pennlive.com, Oct. 17, 2017
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