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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.

 
Friday, November 4, 2016 9:28 AM

To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.

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Source: Education Week, Nov. 3, 2016. 

 
Friday, November 4, 2016 9:15 AM

The increase in graduation rate calls for an increase in the standard of education for students.  With graduation a handful of months away, high school seniors are preparing themselves for their turn to walk in a cap and gown to receive their diploma.
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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 2, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 1:41 PM

Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1734 into law yesterday. It extends the Act 48/45 window for another year. It is now Act 118 of 2016. Click here to review the bill.

 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:43 AM

On Wednesday, joined by the Department of Human Services secretary, corrections Secretary John Wetzel highlighted the importance of early childhood education and the difference it can make for some of the state’s most vulnerable children.

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Nov. 3, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:43 AM

Data from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection now has provided more detail about just how wide the gaps are in educational opportunity between privileged, mostly White, students and low-income students of color in Pennsylvania. 

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Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Nov. 2, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:42 AM

How do you judge how good a school is? Test scores? Culture? Attendance? In the new federal education law, states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are dictated by the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Three are related to academics — like annual tests and graduation rates. The fourth measures proficiency of English language learners.

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Source: NPR.org, Nov. 3, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:13 AM

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) recently launched its new ESSA toolkit. The toolkit includes downloadable fact sheets on the major provisions of ESSA, tips for principals on how to communicate with their state leaders and model legislation for states to use their Title II funding to support principals. There are three bill templates on 1) adoption of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015 and alignment to the principal evaluation and support system, 2) induction and mentoring for new principals or APs, and 3) creation of loan forgiveness programs for principals.

 
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