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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:51 AM

Join NASSP, NAESP and the PA Principals Association next summer at the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia, PA, from July 9-11. Click on the link below to view a video that highlights voices from principals across the country speaking to the value of a joint conference that connects principals across the continuum of education.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bdIa9G2kLw0?rel=0

 
Monday, November 21, 2016 10:40 AM

In less than two years, Gov. Wolf has presided over a state that has legalized medical marijuana, broken the state-run monopoly on the sale of wine, increased funding for public schools, imposed tougher rules on gas drilling, and formally legalized ride-sharing.

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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 20, 2016.

 
Monday, November 21, 2016 10:40 AM

Pension reform. Perhaps we can begin a not-so-subliminal advertising campaign featuring the words “pension reform” sprinkled strategically throughout any and all written discourse.

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Source: LancasterOnline, Nov. 20, 2016.

 
Monday, November 21, 2016 10:39 AM

President-elect Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he doesn’t suppose a strong federal involvement in public education. It’s a district and state responsibility, he says, and that’s how it should be. But what will the upcoming Trump administration actually do to ensure that this vision is implemented?
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Source: Washington Post, Nov. 20, 2016.

 
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:10 AM

On the heels of a successful re-election campaign, Democratic state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is laying out an agenda for his second term. He said his focus will be on helping the state chip away at its structural deficit.
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Source: WITF.org, Nov. 17, 2016.

 
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:10 AM

The Wolf Administration on Thursday issued directives aimed at addressing the troubling incidents of racism and religious intolerance that have played out across Pennsylvania schools in the wake of the election.

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Click here for Gov. Wolf’s full press release.

Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 17, 2016.

 
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:05 AM

Just this week, a study looking at more than 20,000 students in a state-funded preschool program in Virginia found that kids made large improvements in their alphabet recognition skills. So the next big question to follow is, of course, Do these benefits last?
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Source: NPR.org, Nov. 17, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:27 PM

York County is seeing more students who don't speak English as a native language, but schools are finding fewer educators certified to teach them. It's one area of shortage the state is seeing as fewer people show interest in becoming educators. 

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Source: York Daily Record, Nov. 17, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:26 PM

When Donald Trump was running for president, he said repeatedly that the Common Core State Standards initiative has been a “total disaster” and he would get rid of it if he landed in the White House. Yet on Wednesday, Trump spokesman Jason Miller offered the names of two women who have been allies of Bush and who have been Core supporters: Michelle Rhee and Eva Moskowitz.

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Source: Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:26 PM

School voucher programs in the nation's capital and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's home state of Indiana could serve as a blueprint for a Trump administration plan to use public money to enable disadvantaged students to attend the public or private school of their choice.
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Source: Morning Call, Nov. 16, 2016.

 
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