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Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:37 AM

A new Pew Research Center report shows state investors across the country are increasingly making more expensive, more volatile investments with pension funds in an effort to beat market rates.
WITF, April 13, 2017
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Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:23 AM

In classrooms across Pennsylvania, students are engaged in an annual tradition of taking standardized tests; and while these assessments can play an important role in their education, many would agree that the spotlight on tests and scores has overshadowed the great teaching and learning that should be the focus in our schools. The Department of Education agrees.
Chambersburg Public Opinion, April 12, 2017
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:44 PM

Click here to complete and/or print the 2017 PA Principals Association State Conference Call for Presenters Form (for breakout sessions). The deadline to submit a proposal is May 23, 2017.

Please note: The form is a Word doc, which you can print and complete by hand or type in the document. When the link opens, you will see a message box  asking you to Open with Microsoft Word (default). Click OK. When the document opens, click on enable editing.   

The four conference strands are: 

  •     Strategic/Cultural Leadership
  •     Systems Leadership
  •     Leadership for Learning

    Professional and Community Leadership

 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:44 AM

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, students in Delaware will be held accountable for social studies and science. Massachusetts and Vermont are also incorporating science into their systems, and Illinois is hoping to add it down the line.  
Education Week, April 11, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:42 AM

The Heartland Institute's guerrilla lobbying effort illustrates the predicament today's science teachers face. Like all of us, science teachers inhabit a world awash in information and riven by stark political divides. Amid the noise, they're supposed to teach something that at least approximates objective truth.
WHYY Newsworks, April 11, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:51 PM

How important is it to have a role model? A new working paper puts some numbers to that question. Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys' probability of dropping out of high school by 39%, the study found.
NPR.org, April 10, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:49 PM

The rationale goes something like this: Rising property taxes have become the millstone around the necks of property owners — particularly seniors. If a local school board is considering raising taxes, the process requires extended deliberation. Any decision to increase taxes should not come easily, thus the requirement of a two-thirds vote.
LancasterOnline, April 11, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:48 PM

Singling out transgender students to use certain restrooms sends a signal that they aren’t valued in the public education system — and can cause devastating physical and psychological harm, a report out Tuesday says.
USA Today, April 11, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:17 AM

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has announced that Dr. L. Earl Franks has been selected by the NAESP Board to assume the role of executive director effective July 1, 2017. Franks currently serves as executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), Alabama's leading umbrella organization for principals and school administrators.

In August 2016, NAESP's current executive director, Gail Connelly, announced her retirement following a planned transition and search for a new executive director. Connelly served as executive director for 10 years, and in recognition of her 32 years of service to NAESP, she will serve as NAESP Executive Director Emeritus upon her retirement. 

Franks will join NAESP on July 1, 2017, just prior to the National Principals Conference, which is presented jointly with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and will be held July 9-11 in Philadelphia. So if you haven't registered for the conference yet, make sure that you do, and plan to welcome Dr. Franks and congratulate him on his new position.

About Dr. L. Earl Franks

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In his nine years as CLAS executive director, Franks has been the driving force behind the organization's innovation and growth. He administered a multimillion-dollar budget and managed tens of millions of dollars in grants. Under his leadership, CLAS achieved record membership levels in the midst of challenges such as budget cuts and rising health care costs.

Prior to serving as CLAS executive director, Franks served as a leader on the CLAS Board of Directors; before that, he developed broad experience in public education by working with the school system from top to bottom, and in all grades. Franks served as a principal from 1999 until 2008 at a pre-K through grade 12 school that served over 1,000 students. Prior to that, he earned a glowing reputation as an award-winning band director.

Franks is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow with Major Donor distinction from Rotary International and has received leadership awards from the Alabama Music Educators Association and Troy University Music Department. He is a member of the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame Governing Board, ASAE, Phi Delta Kappa International, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, ASCD, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Franks holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Samford University, a B.M.E. in music and an ED.S. in administration from Troy University. He also earned a certified association executive (CAE) credential from the ASAE Center for Association Leadership.

 

 

 
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

 
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