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Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:42 AM

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System is falling short of its responsibilities, according to a report released Tuesday by The National Council on Teacher Quality and the Education Counsel.

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Source: WESA 90.5, Feb. 23, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:39 AM

The Trump administration is rescinding guidance issued by its predecessor on the rights of transgender students to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify.
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Source: NPR.org, Feb. 22, 2017.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:28 PM

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 21, 2017.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:27 PM

The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation’s public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 22, 2017. 

 
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.

Click here for a registration form. 

 

 
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.

 
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