Press Releases

Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:37 AM

With less than 10 days to the deadline for a new state budget, there is talk but little action — and even less agreement — on how to close a steep budget deficit and fix the state’s fiscal problems.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2017
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:36 AM

As state law stands, Pennsylvania is scheduled to begin requiring students in two years to pass standardized Keystone examinations in order to graduate high school. But with the signing of a new law Wednesday, students in career and technical education programs will be allowed to demonstrate their readiness for a diploma in other ways.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2017
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:52 AM

The Republican majority leaders of Pennsylvania's House and Senate say they're determined to put together a budget without raising taxes. That means making up this year's $1.5 billion shortfall, plus accounting for a roughly $3 billion structural deficit. 
WITF, June 19, 2017
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:51 AM

Pennsylvania school boards would have to publicize any employment offers to superintendents and other administrators for two weeks before voting on contracts under a Fayette County legislator's bill that passed the state Senate on Monday.
Beaver County Times, June 20, 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:57 AM


(Harrisburg, Pa.) - A delegation of principals, education leaders and staff from the Pennsylvania Principals Association was on hand at the Capitol today for
Principal Advocacy Day 2017 (#principaladvocacyday17) to meet with legislators to address several important issues that are at the forefront of education in the commonwealth. These include: Increase Basic Education Funding Using the Fair Funding Formula; Revise Act 82 - Educator Effectiveness Law; Support Pre-K Education; and Address Pennsylvania's Pension Crisis.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:51 AM

Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.
Daily Local News, June 19, 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:50 AM

On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf released a statement on the budget process and outlined his priorities in the push towards a final budget agreement.
WPMT Fox 43, June 19, 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:47 AM

School may be out for the summer but state lawmakers are busy at the Capitol working to change the rules governing standardized testing for high school students as well as evaluating and furloughing teachers.
PennLive.com, June 20, 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017 9:11 AM

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The PA Principals Association will be sponsoring a 5K Fun Run/Walk in Philadelphia in conjunction with the National Principals Conference. The event will take place on Sunday, July 9th.

Please click here to register for this event.
 
There is a $20 donation to register - proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Foundation (PELF). 

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia! 
 
Monday, June 19, 2017 9:05 AM

School districts are required to provide “a free and appropriate education” to all students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 18, 2017
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