Press Releases

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.

Click here for full article.
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.

Click here for full article.

Source: NPR.org, Feb. 17, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:37 PM

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is trying to make the case for one of the biggest increases in his new budget plan, nearly 40% more for early childhood education programs.

Click here for full article.

Source: Allentown Morning Call, Feb. 14, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:37 PM

Since Harry S. Truman was President, it’s been state law in Pennsylvania that teachers must get 10 paid sick days. The Public School Code of 1949 also specifically spells out allowances for bereavement time and paid sabbaticals.
Click here for full article.
Source: ABC Channel 27, Feb. 15, 2017.


 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:09 AM

With Pennsylvania facing a multibillion-dollar structural deficit and legislative majorities firmly against broad-based tax increases, Gov. Tom Wolf has resorted to some creative money management in his 2017-18 budget proposal. The State Employee Retirement System and the Public School Employee Retirement System control about $27 billion and $52 billion, respectively.
Click here for full article.
Source: WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 15, 2017.

 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:06 AM

According to some school administrators, we’re entering truancy season -- the time when schools start taking action on students who have racked up too many missed days. But deciding how many missed days are punishable and what action is taken varies from district to district. Though, the next school year will bring additional guidance in the form of a new law.

Click here for full article.

Source: WESA 90.5, Feb. 15, 2017.



 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:04 AM

Legislation that would remove mandated sick time and bereavement benefits for educators and leave the elements to be bargained within the educators’ individual school districts could soon go to the Senate.

Click here for full article.

Source: Philadelphia Tribune, Feb. 14, 2017.


 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:52 AM

As the Trump administration appears poised to make school choice the centerpiece of its education agenda, Republican-led legislatures in Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and elsewhere are rolling out charter school and voucher bills in what could be a more receptive environment.
Click here for full article. (Subscription may be required.)
Source: Education Week, Feb. 13, 2017.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:48 AM

The future of federal civil rights guidance requiring schools to treat transgender students according to their gender identity, even if it differs from their sex at birth, is uncertain after recent moves by President Donald Trump's administration.
Click here for full article. (Subscription may be required.)

Source: Education Week, Feb. 12, 2017.

 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:44 AM

Inhale, then exhale. A focus on breathing is one of the first steps in yoga and mindfulness classes being taught among children and teens and their teachers in schools throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Click here for full article. (Subscription may be required.)

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 24, 2017. 

 
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 Next
 
P.O. Box 39, 122 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093 Phone: (717) 732-4999 Fax: (717) 732-4890
Subscribe