Press Releases

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:15 AM

Senate Bill 393, School Safety Options, would allow school board members to craft a district policy that permits approved personnel to carry guns on school grounds and in school buildings. 
York Dispatch, May 23, 2017
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:13 AM

A recent report from public education advocates seeks to set the baseline for discussion on how to address challenges facing Pennsylvania schools.
WITF, May 23, 2017
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:43 AM

For teachers, the carefully controlled conditions of education research can seem ridiculous when the reality of the classroom involves regular interruptions, absences and general chaos. For full article - click here.

 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:35 AM

The Trump administration is proposing “the most ambitious expansion” of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would work.
Associated Press, May 22, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017 11:04 AM

A joint letter in opposition of HB 1213 is being hand-delivered to legislators in Harrisburg today. On behalf of school leaders across the state, we request your opposition to House Bill 1213. House Bill 1213 will unfairly increase property taxes for homeowners while providing an unjustified windfall to commercial properties.

Please click here for the joint letter signed by:
Pennsylvania Principals Association

Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
Pennsylvanian School Boards Association
Pennsylvania State Education Association

 

 
Monday, May 22, 2017 8:58 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a passionate proponent of expanding school choice, including private school vouchers and charter schools, and she has the clear backing of President Trump. But does the research justify her enthusiasm?
NPR.org, May 21, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017 8:56 AM

The Trump administration has been promoting school choice, saying it can also benefit special needs students. But charter schools, funded with public money, often are criticized for keeping out students with disabilities because they may be more expensive to educate and because they tend to have lower academic results. 
Associated Press, May 22, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017 8:55 AM

If passed, House Bill 1213 could potentially cost the 500 districts in Pennsylvania $677.4 million a year, according to an analysis of revenue for the 2015-16 school year by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. 
Bucks County Courier Times, May 22, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017 8:54 AM

After a four-year battle, backers of a proposed cyber charter school moved closer to opening what would be Pennsylvania's 15th school that provides online instruction to students in their homes.
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 18, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017 8:53 AM

A key state Senator has introduced legislation to crack down on lunch shaming, the increasingly controversial practice of denying meals or otherwise embarrassing students when parents don’t pay the lunch bill.
Tribune Democrat, May 18, 2017
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