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Monday, April 10, 2017 11:51 AM

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), ASCD, Learning Forward, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), New Leaders, —which collectively represent principals, teachers and other school leaders in the nation’s 115,000 elementary, middle, and high schools—have written a letter to express support for full funding of Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The PA Principals Association supports this effort and has signed-on to this letter in support of Title II, Part A funding.

The final letter was sent to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and it was emailed to all House and Senate education aides as well.

Click here for the letter.

#ESSA  

#PD4Principals

 
Monday, April 10, 2017 9:22 AM

As area students prepare for a second week of state tests, exams next year could look different.
Republican Herald, April 10, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017 9:21 AM

As the Pennsylvania legislature hammers out the state's 2017-18 budget, Franklin County public school districts are joining others across the state in questioning what their state funding level will be.
Herald Mail, April 9, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017 8:49 AM

The commonwealth's Independent Fiscal Office has released a study on whether Governor Tom Wolf's proposed revenues for next year's budget are realistic.
WITF, April 7, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017 8:48 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced a new resource to guide schools' response to race and bias incidents occurring within their facilities.
York Dispatch, April 6, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:17 AM

Illinois has failed to provide enough money to public schools to produce the "high-quality education" the state requires, forcing districts to cut programs, lay off staff and borrow money to keep the doors open, educators claim in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Centre Daily Times, April 5, 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:16 AM

State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera this week met with a coalition of Northwestern Pennsylvania superintendents at the state Department of Education, discussing their needs and priorities, Governor Wolf's vision for improving education in the commonwealth, and his commitment to continued investment in our schools.
PR Newswire, April 5, 2017
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:14 AM

A new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday would eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students in the commonwealth.
ABC Channel 27, April 4, 2017
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:13 AM

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has voted 114-84 to move its first edition of a state budget bill for 2017-18.
PennLive.com, April 4, 2017
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:39 AM

Activities — and thousands of educators’ jobs — could be in jeopardy if Congress takes President Donald Trump up on his proposal to get rid of the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grant program, better known to school districts as Title II, after the portion of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that governs it.
Education Week, April 3, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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