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Friday, May 24, 2019 11:04 AM

When Sophie Huttner was 16 years old, she labored over an ethical dilemma. Her small class at Kent Place School in New Jersey was discussing a case study that concerned a woman who was thinking of leaving her disabled husband; caring for his injuries was devouring the woman’s every moment, and the couple’s affection for each other had fizzled. Was it ethically wrong for her to leave him?

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Friday, May 24, 2019 11:02 AM

By putting wearable technology to use in schools, administrators and educators may find students more engaged in physical education (PE) classes, helping children learn the importance, and the impact, of exercising.

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Friday, May 24, 2019 10:40 AM

When the Equity in IDEA policy was released in December 2016, its stated purpose was to address the “significant disproportionality in the identification, placement and discipline of students with disabilities based on race or ethnicity.”

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:15 AM

Governor Tom Wolf’s School Breakfast Initiative is providing 151 schools, including three in this region, with grants up to $5,000 to help more children start their day with a healthy meal.
Potter Leader-Enterprise, May 22, 2019
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Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:14 AM

There are around 48.6 million children enrolled in public elementary and secondary education in the United States. But how much are we spending on their education? The nation spent a total of $694.3 billion on public school systems in fiscal year 2017, up 4.4% from FY 2016, according to Census Bureau statistics released this week.
BCTV.org, May 22, 2019
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Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:13 AM

The report, the contents of which were strictly dictated by Congress, includes an overview of the Title I funding formula process, an analysis of each of the four funding mechanisms as well as analyses that isolate the impact of each of them, and a table of all the funding broken out by school districts.
U.S. News and World Report, May 15, 2019
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:25 PM

It’s no secret that intimate partner violence is a leading killer of women in the United States: More than half of homicides of women are at the hands of a romantic partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now it appears that this type of violence is also affecting adolescent girls.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:22 PM

There has been a strong emphasis on innovation in recent years, but that doesn't mean changing for change’s sake. Instead, constantly working to improve can lead to better teaching and more engaged students.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:20 PM

Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki was a rising star in the field of memory when she looked around and realized that her lifestyle wasn’t sustainable.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:13 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced the second cohort of the PA Leadership: Providing Equitable Access through Analysis of Academic Texts. The purpose of this training is to assist district leadership teams in meeting the demands of text dependent analysis essay writing.

Pennsylvania’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides several pathways to success by providing equitable access to a high-quality, well-rounded education for all students. To help meet the growing demands for analysis of academic texts for college and career readiness, PDE is continuing to offer this requested program.

Leadership teams should consist of four individuals: the Superintendent, Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal and a lead ELA educator. The series will be four days during fall 2019 as outlined below.

Day 1: WHY? (Superintendent, Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The importance of analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing) as a College and Career Readiness (CCR) skill, which is assessed on State Accountability tests and consequently within the district’s curriculum

Day 2: WHAT? (Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The understanding of analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing) and the need for instructing analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing)

Days 3/4: HOW? (Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The creation of a local plan of action, examination of instructional resources and curriculum to provide a continuous and coherent plan of teaching and learning

9:00 am-4:00 pm (breakfast 8:30-9:00; lunch provided)

Deadline for registration: August 16, 2019

PaTTAN Pittsburgh

PaTTAN Harrisburg

PaTTAN East

September 20, 2019

September 23, 2019

September 30, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 29, 2019

October 28, 2019

December 9-10, 2019

December 5-6, 2019

December 11-12, 2019

When you have your team established (according to parameters above), contact Sharon Kennedy at SKennedy@pattan.net to receive a registration key. Please provide the location you want to attend. Register by visiting www.pattan.net , go to training calendar and click on event. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Sharon. Questions about this communication may be sent to rbaumleama@pa.gov or dsimaska@pa.gov.

 

 
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