Press Releases

Monday, May 8, 2017 9:00 AM

Each year, thousands of high school sports booster clubs across Pennsylvania spend countless hours raising money for uniforms, trips and equipment for student athletes. But there’s no mandated oversight of the groups -- or the money they raise -- and state and local leaders say there’s no easy solution.
Beaver County Times, May 8, 2017
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Monday, May 8, 2017 8:58 AM

While the capitol sat quiet this week, budget activity and all its negotiations, arguments, lobbying and sometimes painstakingly long hearings are expected to resume Monday.
Philadelphia Tribune, May 6, 2017
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Friday, May 5, 2017 9:16 AM

When parents think of the dangers their school-age children might encounter, drugs, guns, and bullying come to mind. But they might want to add sexual assault to that list.
PennLive.com, May 5, 2017
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Friday, May 5, 2017 9:15 AM

The American Health Care Act, which passed the House Thursday, makes changes to Medicaid spending that has some education organizations up in arms. 
Education Week, May 4, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:16 AM
The Pennsylvania Principals Association has secured the services of Hannah Stahle Barrick, JD, to further expand advocacy efforts for the association. Ms. Barrick currently serves in a similar role for both the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA). She will continue working with both of those organizations, but will also serve as the director of advocacy on a part-time basis for the PA Principals Association. The range of services she will provide include: organizing periodic meetings with legislators on specific issues; preparing weekly reports on the status of pertinent legislation for distribution to members and for posting on the association website; offering in-person reports to the PA Principals Association Board of Directors; and providing legislative alerts for dissemination to members.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:08 AM

Some of the nation's top researchers who've spent their careers studying early childhood education recently got together in Washington with one goal in mind: to cut through the fog of studies and the endless debates over the benefits of preschool.
NPR.org, May 3, 2017
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:07 AM

The Every Student Succeeds Act may be less than two years old, but its funding provisions are already getting a makeover, at least temporarily, in a spending bill expected to be approved in Congress this week.
Education Week, May 2, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:08 AM

Federal lawmakers have agreed to relatively small spending increases for Title I programs to districts and for special education, as part of a budget deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through the end of September.
Education Week, May 1, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:07 AM

Pennsylvania state government is heading into the 2017 budget season with its biggest revenue shortfall since the recession, leaving budget makers to address an unexpectedly large gap with just nine weeks left in the fiscal year.
Associated Press, May 2, 2017
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:26 AM

Cumberland Valley SD officials are taking a “wait and see” approach to adding gender identity and expression to its nondiscrimination policy, district solicitor Michael Cassidy said at Monday night’s school board meeting.
Carlisle Sentinel, May 1, 2017
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