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Monday, March 6, 2017 10:07 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has posted the SAT college entrance exam scores for school districts throughout the state where the test was administered in 2016.
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Source: WTAE Channel 4, March 3, 2017.

 
Friday, March 3, 2017 9:53 AM

President Donald Trump will be visiting a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, sending a clear sign that his education agenda will focus on school choice.

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Source: NBC10, March 3, 2017.


 
Friday, March 3, 2017 9:51 AM

A group of transgender youth from across the state convened Thursday in Harrisburg in an emergency meeting to discuss issues impacting their community just days after the Trump administration struck down guidelines that protect transgender students in public schools.

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Source: Pennlive.com, March 2, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:53 AM

State and federal lawmakers in Pennsylvania want to crack down on landlords who receive federal subsidies but short school districts on their taxes. They argue delinquency unfairly burdens law-abiding taxpayers, who are tapped to recover the losses.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, March 2, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:52 AM

Few people may associate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — sometimes derided as "Obamacare" — with school districts and school-age children. But scrapping the ACA or revamping it significantly, a long-standing Republican priority, could have serious implications for everything from student mental-health services to the hiring of substitute teachers.

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Source: Education Week, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:48 AM

We're all familiar with the term "hidden in plain sight." Well, there may be no better way to describe the nation's 6,900 charter schools.

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Source: NPR.org, March 1, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:50 AM

President Donald Trump used his first speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday to frame education as "the civil rights issue of our time" — a line used by other leaders in both parties, including former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. 

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Source: Education Week, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:49 AM

A recent report has given Pennsylvania a failing grade for its efforts to protect children from high levels of lead in the water at their schools.

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Source: WITF.org, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:41 AM

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are also among 11 states whose ratings Moody's is threatening to cut again, according to PNC's report, which joins data from credit agencies and research groups.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2017.

 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:28 PM

The Second Annual 2017 PA Educational Leadership Summit, sponsored by the PA Principals Association, PASA, PAMLE and PASCD, will be held from July 23-25, 2017 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA. Bring your entire administrative team! Act 45 credits are available! Featured keynoters include: Thomas Murray and Kristen Swanson. Click on the link below to register today!

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Click Here for the Summit Flyer and a Link to Register! 

 
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