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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:16 AM

Pennsylvania legislators about a decade ago passed a law to protect homeowners by limiting property tax hikes to the rate of inflation. Has the law, known as Act 1, worked? Not for some homeowners. Exceptions were built into the law so school districts could raise property taxes as much as they needed only to cover certain rising costs, like pensions.
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Source: Observer-Reporter, Sept. 19, 2016.

 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:15 AM

About one in five children in the United States shows signs of a mental health disorder — anything from ADHD to eating disorders to suicide.
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Source: NPR.org, Sept. 20, 2016.

 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:14 AM

Following the House of Representatives' lead, there's a new bill in the Senate to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. But what's in it? And will it get the same smooth ride next week (when there's a hearing scheduled for the bill) that the bipartisan House rewrite received this week? 
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Source: Education Week, Sept. 16, 2016. 

 
Monday, September 19, 2016 10:35 AM

Several public education advocacy groups are trying to shift the negative press around Pennsylvania's public school system.
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Source: WITF.org, Sept. 15, 2016.

 
Monday, September 19, 2016 10:34 AM

A national law firm that advocates for the LGBT community said a federal suit will be filed against Pine-Richland SD (Allegheny Co.) for putting into place this week a "sex-specific" protocol that requires transgender students to use bathrooms that match their biological gender or, as an alternative, to use a unisex bathroom.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 16, 2016.

 
Monday, September 19, 2016 10:18 AM

The Every Student Succeeds Act represents a whole new ball game when it comes to school improvement: States and districts will get to come up with interventions and turnaround strategies, as long as they have evidence to back up their approaches. That's a big departure from the law's predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Source: Education Week, Sept. 16, 2016. 

 
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:57 PM

The often-tainted image of state government took another self-inflicted hit this week when a state attorney told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that students have no constitutional right to a specific level of education quality.
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Source: Bucks County Courier Times, Sept. 15, 2016.

 
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:56 PM

One of the most contentious areas of school reform in recent years has been how best to educate students to be effective teachers. Traditional schools of education have come under attack — in some cases for good reason and in some cases not.
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Source: Washington Post, Sept. 15, 2016. 

 
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:55 PM

Already faced with worrisome hiring gaps, the country is on the precipice of a dramatically widening shortfall of teachers, a new analysis warns.
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Source: Education Week, Sept. 14, 2016.

 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:04 PM

Today, representatives from several education associations, including the Pennsylvania Princpipals Association, officially kicked off a new campaign focusing on public schools across Pennsylvania. The Success Starts Here campaign is a multi-year statewide effort to share the positive news about public education through advertising, web, social media, traditional media and word-of-mouth with the goal of raising understanding of the value of public education in Pennsylvania. Paul M. Healey, PA Principals Association executive director, spoke at the event.

Representatives from the following organizations were on hand at Central Dauphin East Middle School in Harrisburg, Pa., to announce the start of the campaign, preview a campaign video and use it as an opportunity to get the word out to school districts, Intermediate Units, career and tech centers, parents, taxpayers and community leaders:

  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • Pennsylvania School Administrators Association
  • Pennsylvania Principals Association
  • Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association

The news conference also was streamed live online on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/PASchoolBoards.

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