Press Releases

Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:59 AM

Improving struggling schools is the state Department of Education's “highest priority” and ESSA captures only “a snapshot of our thinking and planning,” said Matthew Stem, deputy secretary for elementary and secondary education. 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 27, 2017
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:01 PM

Principals work hard to put their students first and create outstanding schools, yet their efforts are seldom properly recognized. That’s why the American Federation of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have designated October 2017 as National Principals Month.

National Principals Month is a time to spotlight the crucial role principals play in school and student success. To properly celebrate our principals and highlight their leadership in both schools and communities, we have planned several activities:

  • Capitol Hill Event: On October 24, join a special Capitol Hill event featuring a panel of education leaders discussing the impact of education policy.
  • Video Contest: Students can create fun videos about how much their principal means to them and submit them as part of a video contest. The deadline for submission is September 29.
  • #ThankAPrincipal: Students, teachers, and principals can share their school’s celebrations by posting on social media with #ThankAPrincipal. Join in! Access our social media toolkit for sample posts you can use.
  • E-cards: Students, parents, and staff can send special e-cards to their principal.
  • Webinars: Professional learning sessions will focus on topics and issues related to principals and leadership.
  • Shadowing Day Visits: We encourage principals to take this opportunity to ask one of their members of Congress to shadow them for a day, so they can experience firsthand the responsibilities of exemplary principals.

We hope that you join us in celebrating and spreading the word to your audiences about these activities and the many others you can discover at www.principalsmonth.org.

 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:33 PM

IRWIN, PA (Sept. 26, 2017)—Representatives from the Pennsylvania Principals Association, the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign, Penn-Trafford School District and Westmoreland Community Action today discussed high-quality pre-k and its effectiveness in providing a strong academic foundation before a child enters kindergarten, and urged the state to increase investments in this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity during a press conference at Sunrise Elementary School.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:46 AM

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 26, 2017)—Representatives from the Pennsylvania Principals Association, the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Shady Lane School today discussed high-quality pre-k and its effectiveness in providing a strong academic foundation before a child enters kindergarten, and urged the state to increase investments in this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity during a press conference at Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:45 AM

The PA Principals Association has announced its Aspiring Principals Workshops for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Previewing the Principalship and Getting the Job-Done Right! – to be held in November 3-4, 2017 and March 2-3, 2018 at the PA Principals Association Headquarters, 122 Valley Rd., Summerdale, PA 17018. See below for the Workshop Schedule. The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The cost for each workshop is $200, but are now being offered for $175, provided to you at a discounted rate through a grant from The Horace Mann Companies.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Kinner at kinner@paprincipals.org

Click here for the workshop flyer.

Click here for a registration form.

 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:34 AM

Lawyers for students and parents who challenged Boyertown Area High School’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities have appealed a federal judge’s decision rejecting their request to halt the practice.
Allentown Morning Call, Sept. 25, 2017
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:33 AM

Legislators on both sides of the aisle, school district officials and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association all have been in favor of charter-school reform for years, but different beliefs in what that reform should look like have prevented any significant changes to the 20-year-old law.
York Dispatch, Sept. 25, 2017
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:32 AM

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has found himself at the center of contentious battles over funding Pennsylvania's unbalanced budget and paying the commonwealth's bills.
WITF, Sept. 26, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017 11:12 AM

YEADON, PA (Sept. 25, 2017)—Representatives from the Pennsylvania Principals Association, the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign, William Penn School District and Today’s Child of Delaware County today discussed high-quality pre-k and its effectiveness in providing a strong academic foundation before a child enters kindergarten, and urged the state to increase investments in this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity during a press conference at Evans Elementary School.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 8:28 AM

Reading remains a prime example of the paradoxes of educational funding in Pennsylvania, the subject of longstanding complaints and a case now before the state Supreme Court: The neediest often are the most-wanting.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 25, 2017
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