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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:15 PM

PA Schools WorkIn the state with the largest gap between the poorest and wealthiest districts, only larger increases of state funding targeted to the districts that need it most will enable an excellent education for every child regardless of zip code. Property taxes are high because the state isn’t paying its share.
 
Please sign on, if you want Gov. Wolf and the legislature to FUND PA PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW. #WeWorkforFunding 
 
 

 

 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:03 AM

A new report on school safety from the American Civil Liberties Union confirms what leaders in Pennsylvania districts with large numbers of disadvantaged kids have been seeing for years -- too many students are getting arrested instead of receiving mental health aid to head off violence before it starts.
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 2019
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:48 AM

Lawmakers from the powerful state House Appropriations Committee cast doubt on the fate of Governor Tom Wolf's proposal to set the state's teacher-salary minimum at $45,000 a year.
WITF, March 5, 2019
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:45 AM

Proposed legislation in Harrisburg would save some Lehigh Valley school districts millions of dollars each year in cyber charter tuition, but could leave the online schools in a dire state and hinder school choice for parents and students.
Allentown Morning Call, March 3, 2019
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:43 AM

A leading education organization is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to prevent a state board from ruling on charter school appeals until he works with the state Senate to fill its six seats.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, March 4, 2019
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Monday, March 4, 2019 10:06 AM

Some local education officials believe legislation introduced at the state level that amends how cyber schools are funded could significantly curb expenses for public education.
Observer-Reporter, March 2, 2019
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Monday, March 4, 2019 10:03 AM

Pennsylvania's governor is promoting a statewide infrastructure plan as a way to fund the expansion of broadband into areas that lack high-speed access to the internet.
Associated Press, March 1, 2019
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Monday, March 4, 2019 10:02 AM

Every school district in Pennsylvania received a memo last week from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In the memo entitled "Act 44 Updates," the department laid out its interpretation of Act 44 and states the School Code identifies only two types of school security personnel that can carry a firearm: school police officers and school resource officers.
ABC Channel 27, March 1, 2019
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Friday, March 1, 2019 10:22 AM

If so, you will want to register now for the 2019 Educational Leadership Summit, sponsored by PA Principals Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), to be held on August 4-6, 2019 at the Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos.

Bring the whole family as they can enjoy the largest indoor water park and other amenities while you are in session. 

There is still time to get in on the early bird discount by registering at https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3210686 

 
Friday, March 1, 2019 10:21 AM

All U.S. states require most parents to vaccinate their children against some preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, to be able to attend school. Such laws often apply to children in private schools and day care facilities as well as public schools.
NPR, Feb. 28, 2019
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