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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:18 AM

The York County School of Technology played host to an important conversation: Should districts have to pay the majority of costs to send students to technical schools? PA Schools Work and partner Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released a report, discussed at the school Thursday, Jan. 17, that highlighted the need for more state funding.
York Dispatch, Jan. 22, 2019
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:04 AM

State Rep. Curt Sonney hails from just outside Erie, PA, representing an ‘L’-shaped district jammed into the state’s northwestern corner. State Sen. Ryan Aument comes from the state’s heartland, and represents a chunk of fast-growing Lancaster County.
WHYY, Jan. 23, 2019
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:56 AM

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday an additional $10.5 million to help preschool-age children transition to kindergarten. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
WFMZ Channel 69, Jan. 18, 2019
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:55 AM

The anonymous tip line for passing on possible school threats has been used more than 400 times since it launched last Monday, Joe Grace, a spokesman for Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday.
Tribune Democrat, Jan. 21, 2019
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:55 AM

Between 2014 and 2016, almost half the principals in Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), located outside Richmond, Virginia, either retired or left the district at a time when schools were growing more diverse and student performance was starting to slip.

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Friday, January 18, 2019 9:59 AM

In June 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed school safety legislation as part of a response spurred by the February 2018 horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people. Act 44 mandates the establishment and use of the "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) Anonymous Reporting System by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019

Additional information is available at the Safe 2 Say Something Resource PortalClick on this link to visit the portal and bookmark it for future reference. This link includes information on:

  • NEW updated training manual and videos
  • Quick "How To" videos and cheat sheets
  • Critical Steps to launch S2SS
  • Parent/Caretaker brochure/guide, template letter, and presentation
  • Educator/administrator program overview and template letter
  • Frequently Asked Questions

 

 
Friday, January 18, 2019 9:58 AM

Statewide, more than 15% of polling places appear to be in schools, according to a rough estimate by the Pennsylvania Department of State, which oversees elections. It’s unclear how many districts hold in-service days to avoid co-mingling students and voters.
Allentown Morning Call, Jan. 17, 2019
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Friday, January 18, 2019 9:56 AM

Building on his commitment to prepare students to use computers and technology in their careers, Governor Tom Wolf on Jan. 17 announced $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools across the commonwealth.
Bucks Local News, Jan. 17, 2019
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Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:59 AM

As the nation continues to deal with the longest partial federal government shutdown in history, most school leaders aren't very concerned about how school operations will be affected this year since the U.S. Department of Education is funded during the shutdown.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:02 AM

The program which started Monday was created by the attorney generals' office to help prevent and report dangerous situations in and out of classrooms. Anyone can make an anonymous tip online, by phone, or through the Safe 2 Say Something app. Those tips are then sent to the Pennsylvania attorney general's crisis center for review.
WNEP Channel 16, Jan. 16, 2019
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