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Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:12 AM

The Senate education committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to helm the education department, for Jan. 11.

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Source: Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2017.

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:50 AM

In a precedent-setting ruling, the state Supreme Court said a school district is not liable to pay pension contributions that a closed charter school failed to make to a state pension fund for teachers.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Jan. 4, 2017.

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:50 AM

Debate over school property taxes in Pennsylvania is expected to return to the Legislature in 2017. Senate supporters say the Nov. 8 election provided the necessary votes to eliminate school property taxes entirely and replace them with other revenue streams.

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Source: Associated Press, Jan. 3, 2017.

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:48 AM

New members have officially been sworn into the Pennsylvania legislature. The first day of the new session saw further entrenchment of Harrisburg's partisan divide. Republicans shored up their majorities in the House and Senate, where they've often clashed with Democratic Governor Tom Wolf. Now, lawmakers are turning their attention to legislative priorities in the new session.

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Source: WITF, Jan. 4, 2017.

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 9:25 AM

Applications are now open for the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017–18 School Ambassador Fellowship (SAF) program.

Offering both a Teaching Ambassador Fellowship and Principal Ambassador Fellowship, the program serves to recognize the important impact that educators have on instructional leadership, the school environment, and talent management. This year, the program has been expanded to allow other professional school personnel—counselors, school librarians, parent liaisons, assistant principals, and others—to apply. The goal of these fellowships is to create a cohort of outstanding educators to inform the program and policy work of the department, while in turn expanding the knowledge and expertise of this select group as they help lead the national education dialogue.

The Principal Ambassador Fellowship offers two paid yearlong tracks: the Washington Fellowship, which is a full-time “principal in residence” appointment based at the Department of Education’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the Campus Fellowship, which enables principals to participate on a part-time basis while maintaining their primary school responsibilities.

NASSP members need to have a voice in the national education discussion. All member principals are encouraged to learn more about the SAF program and submit an application by January 23, 2017.

To be eligible to apply, educators must:

  • Possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be employed as a teacher, principal, or other school staff member (in a role that is anticipated to continue during the 2017–18 school year).
  • Be employed by a public, charter, private, virtual, military (DoDEA), or tribal (BIE) school that serves any grade, preK–12.
  • Have at least five years of experience in their role as a teacher, principal, or other school staff member, including the current school year.
  • Have daily interaction with students and educators in a school setting as part of their role.

In order to be considered for this year’s SAF class, you must use the online system to submit an application. A complete application will include indication of your program eligibility, responses to five short essay questions, a letter of recommendation from your employer, and a resume.

 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:48 AM

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, is bringing an “aggressive agenda” as he takes the reins of the Senate Education Committee in 2017.

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Source: Altoona Mirror, Jan. 3, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:48 AM

To Pennsylvania's fiscal troubles comes news from Uncle Sam of another circle of despair. The latest U.S. Census' annual population estimate shows Pennsylvania lost 7,700 residents in 2016.

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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Jan. 2, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:27 AM

Could 2017 be the year that pension reform actually gets done? It’s a big ask, say lawmakers and those who’ve been lobbying for a pension law rewrite, but it’s also a big problem.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Item, Jan. 1, 2017.

 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:14 AM

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he won’t ask Pennsylvania lawmakers to raise taxes on sales or income in his upcoming budget proposal, even as the state faces a yawning deficit.

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Source: The Associated Press, Dec. 21, 2016.

 
Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:14 AM

North Carolina legislators failed to repeal the state's "bathroom bill" on Wednesday during a special session called for that purpose.

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Source: CNN, Dec. 21, 2016.

 

 
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