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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:55 PM

We began moving away from the "public" in public schools a long time ago. 

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Source: New York Times, Feb. 21, 2017. 

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:42 AM

The PA Principals Association has announced its Aspiring Principals Workshops for 2017 - Previewing the Principalship andGetting the Job-Done Right! - to be held in May at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Mechanicsburg, PA. The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The cost for each workshop is $175, but are now being offered for $150, provided to you at a discounted rate through a grant from The Horace Mann Companies.   

 

May 5 and 6 – Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Mechanicsburg, PA

Register now for the May 5 (Previewing the Principalship) and/or the Saturday, May 6 (Getting the Job-Done Right!) workshops. See links below for the Workshop Flyer and for a Registration Form.   

Click here for a workshop flyer with session description and schedule.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:41 AM

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Source: Pocono Record, Feb. 18, 2017.

 

 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:39 AM

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Source: Pocono Record, Feb. 16, 2017.

 

 

 
Friday, February 17, 2017 2:54 PM

As districts manage tighter finances and athletic budgets stay stagnant, booster organizations and community fundraisers are becoming a more integral part of school sports. While many parents and boosters are happy to help, there is a concern that the financial burden will be too much for families not in the wealthiest districts.

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Source: Beaver County Times, Feb. 16, 2017.

 
Friday, February 17, 2017 2:53 PM

The action in the U.S. school system is overwhelmingly local. But the federal government, and the courts, have an important hand in many issues that touch classrooms — from civil rights to international programs of study. We looked at the records of some of President Trump's key appointees to see how they might affect education in the years to come.

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Source: NPR.org, Feb. 17, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:37 PM

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is trying to make the case for one of the biggest increases in his new budget plan, nearly 40% more for early childhood education programs.

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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Feb. 14, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:37 PM

Since Harry S. Truman was President, it’s been state law in Pennsylvania that teachers must get 10 paid sick days. The Public School Code of 1949 also specifically spells out allowances for bereavement time and paid sabbaticals.
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Source: ABC Channel 27, Feb. 15, 2017.


 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:09 AM

With Pennsylvania facing a multibillion-dollar structural deficit and legislative majorities firmly against broad-based tax increases, Gov. Tom Wolf has resorted to some creative money management in his 2017-18 budget proposal. The State Employee Retirement System and the Public School Employee Retirement System control about $27 billion and $52 billion, respectively.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 15, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:06 AM

According to some school administrators, we’re entering truancy season -- the time when schools start taking action on students who have racked up too many missed days. But deciding how many missed days are punishable and what action is taken varies from district to district. Though, the next school year will bring additional guidance in the form of a new law.

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Source: WESA 90.5, Feb. 15, 2017.



 
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