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Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:55 PM

Below is an outline of plans, policies and thoughts on education from President-elect Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Carol Hill-Evans, the York City Council president who was elected to the state House for the 95th District.

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Source: York Dispatch, Nov. 9, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:54 PM

Republicans have kept their control of Congress, according to election returns reported Tuesday night, meaning that the push by GOP lawmakers against what it perceives as heavy-handed oversight by the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act will likely continue. 

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Source: Education Week, Nov. 9, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:08 PM

"Common Core is a total disaster. We can't let it continue." So said presidential candidate Donald J. Trump in a campaign ad on his website. The question for President-elect Trump and for the millions of teachers, parents and students living in Common Core states is pretty simple: Can he do it? Can he get rid of the Core standards?
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Source: NPR.org, Nov. 10, 2016.

 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:30 AM

Pedro Rivera squatted on a multicolored carpet, chanting an alphabet rap with 20 pre-kindergarten students in a new classroom at Lafeyette Elementary School in Lancaster city. Rivera joined a panel of local and state leaders at the School District of Lancaster school Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new classrooms and a roundtable discussion on pre-K funding.
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Source: Lancaster Online, Nov. 8, 2016.

 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:04 AM

The Abington Heights School District is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit that alleges the district violated the rights of a special education student who was expelled in 2011 for bringing synthetic marijuana to school.?

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Nov. 8, 2016.

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15 AM

A Northeast region lawmaker is pursuing several initiatives to better prepare career and technical education students for higher-paying trade jobs.

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Source: Citizens Voice, Nov. 7, 2016.

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15 AM

Republicans in the state House and Senate waited until Oct. 25 to take up a bill to change the pension system for new state employees. Under the bill, future employees of state government and public schools would have been offered the option of three plans. 

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Source: York Dispatch, Nov. 5, 2016. 

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 11:13 AM

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced that $6.5 million in competitive grants have been awarded for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment.  
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Source: PR Newswire, Nov. 4, 2016.

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 10:52 AM

Join NAESP for a Webinar, “Gathering Input on Design of the 2018 NAESP 10-Year Study of the Principalship,” Monday, November 14, 2017, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST.

Description: This webinar is intended to gather suggestions about the design of the 2018 NAESP 10-Year Study from practicing principals.  For background on this study, read the 2008 10-Year Study.  

Participants will be asked to review the draft 2018 Survey Questions prior to the webinar and then join other webinar participants in a discussion about suggested changes to the survey. Your input will help NAESP craft the best survey possible to gather important information from principals across the United States. 

Presenter: Dr. Ed Fuller, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Pennsylvania State University and Associate Director of Policy at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

Moderator: Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, NAESP

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Friday, November 4, 2016 9:28 AM

Punishing parents and children when a student misses too much school doesn't usually solve the underlying problem. That's according to truancy prevention advocates, who are hopeful that new provisions in the state's truancy law will help to ensure more kids are in the classroom, where they belong.

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Source: York Daily Record, Nov. 4, 2016.

 
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