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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:10 AM

Join NAESP for a webinar, “ESSA Implementation: The Evidence on Supporting School Leaders to Improve Student Outcomes,” on December 08, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with the opportunity to build the capacity of school leaders as an evidence-based strategy to improve student outcomes. Policymakers must put into place efforts to identify where there are gaps in state-level support for principals, and align policies that will strengthen systems of support. State considerations should be made surrounding where initiatives can be directed to meet the state needs associated with principal recruitment, preparation and retention using strategic use of funds afforded under ESSA. Hear from leading researchers and policy experts about how states can rethink their support for principals, including the results of research from a recent study School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act - Volume I - A Review of the Evidence Base, Initial Findings.

Presenters:
Rebecca Herman, Senior Policy Researcher; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy, RAND Corporation; Susan Gates, Director, Office of Research Quality Assurance; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; and Moderator: Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances, NAESP

 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:09 AM

A senior official from a national charter-school group told charter representatives Tuesday all signs indicate that President-elect Donald Trump will be good for their schools, but he said it was not clear what they should expect from the new administration.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 7, 2016.


 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:09 AM

A federal grant will help fund a School District of Philadelphia program that aids older students looking to continue their education.
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Source: Philly Voice, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:07 AM

Latest results of PISA exam reveal which conditions seem to make smart countries smart. In that realm, the new was not all bad for American teenagers.
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Source: The New York Times, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:10 PM

Recently, Secretary Rivera provided the keynote speech at the annual SAS Institute meeting and recommended that PDE work with the legislature to update the current School Performance Profile to be a more holistic measure of schools, including the suggested name as the “Future Ready PA Index.”  Click here for a talking points document, which provides more detailed information about the priorities the administration is looking to accomplish.

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:36 AM

Skepticism from educators helped spur the state Department of Education on Monday to announce plans to replace the SPP with Future Ready PA Index, a rating system that would include measures beyond test scores.
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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:36 AM

A lawyer for the Lancaster City SD told a federal appeals court Monday that a lower court erred last summer when it paved the way for five refugee children with limited English proficiency to attend the city's public high school instead of the for-profit school to which they were assigned. The case has national significance. 
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:59 AM

The education world is sharply divided over President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of a school-choice champion for secretary of education.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:20 AM

When the state Independent Fiscal Office was created following a lengthy budget stalemate in 2009, few could have foreseen the extent to which Pennsylvania would become mired in chronic fiscal problems in the years since.
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Source: Republican Herald, Dec. 4, 2016.

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:15 AM

Educators and students continue to navigate the world of standardized performance tests for subjects including math and English language arts.

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Source: York Dispatch, Dec. 4, 2016.

 
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