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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:40 AM

Here’s a cautionary post about the impact of charter schools in one school district in Pennsylvania, one of a number of states with extremely lax charter school laws.

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Source: Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:35 AM

The question at hand: What level of educational benefit must school districts provide to students with disabilities in order for them to receive that free, appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act?
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Source: Education Week, Jan. 9, 2017.

 
Monday, January 9, 2017 11:06 AM

The Wolf administration has started making concerted cuts in an effort to help get Pennsylvania out of its fiscal hole.

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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Jan. 9, 2017.

 
Monday, January 9, 2017 11:04 AM

Looking ahead, the Pennsylvania Legislature might have the Republican majorities it needs to effect a $14 billion tax shift -- "killing" the hated school property tax while saddling people with higher sales and personal income taxes.  

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Source: Express-Times, Jan. 8, 2017.

 
Monday, January 9, 2017 10:57 AM

Thousands of Philadelphia toddlers have started 2017 in a citywide pre-kindergarten program as a new sugary beverage tax created to fund it hit store shelves.

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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Jan. 6, 2017.

 
Monday, January 9, 2017 10:25 AM
If you are interested in presenting a breakout session at the 2017 PA Educational Leadership Summit from July 23-25 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, please complete the Call for Presenters form and return it no later than March 3, 2017 to kinner@paprincipals.org, fax to (717) 732-4890 or mail it to: PA Principals Association, 122 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093.
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Monday, January 9, 2017 9:46 AM

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! Registration information be available soon! Featured keynoters include: Thomas Murray and Kristen Swanson.

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Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38 AM

To kick-off the new year the National Associations (NAESP and NASSP) are offering a $50 discount on the standard registration rate for the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia to PA Principals Association members with promo code NEWYEAR17. The offer will run from January 9–27. To register, visit: http://www.principalsconference.org/

Connecting great leaders across all levels, the 2017 National Principals Conference is the first-ever joint national conference of Pre-K–12 school leaders. This dynamic conference and its four session strands will motivate you to collaborate across the continuum and shape the trajectory for student success. Come to Philadelphia, July 9–11, 2017, and turn theory into practice, create opportunities across all grade levels, and make connections that will last far beyond the conference. Visit www.principalsconference.org for details.

 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:14 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday took another step toward reorganizing government to address the state's budgetary shortfall by ordering state agencies to begin consolidating information technology and human resources functions.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 4, 2017.


 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:13 AM

One year ago, President Barack Obama and longtime education leaders in Congress burst through years of deadlock to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, the first update to the nation's main K-12 law in over a decade.

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Source: Education Week, Dec. 30, 2016.

 
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