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Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:39 PM

A last-minute effort to make monumental changes to the pension plan that would be offered to future state government and public school employees on Wednesday fell off the rails as the two-year legislative session nears its end.  
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Source: PennLive.com, Oct. 26, 2016.

 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:38 PM

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, is called The Nation's Report Card for good reason; the tests are administered the same way year after year, using the same kind of test booklets, to students across the country.

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Source: NPR.org, Oct. 27, 2016.


 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:32 PM

Fed up with long rosters of college freshmen who can't handle college-level courses, states are increasingly turning to 12th grade transition classes to build academic muscle to help students skip the remedial courses that can diminish their chances of earning a degree.

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Source: Education Week, Oct. 25, 2016.

 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:07 PM

Nicholas Indeglio, principal of Downingtown Middle School in the Downingtown Area School District, has been selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year. This award reflects digital leadership and the tremendous work he has done to model the effective use of digital tools and resources to lead a learner-centered environment and collaborative community.

 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:30 PM

Dr. David Volkman, deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, talked with teachers Monday about state recommendations to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Source: Daily American, Oct. 24, 2016.


 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:29 PM

With all the emphasis placed — and classroom time spent — on standardized testing in Pennsylvania, you'd think the state Education Department at least would ensure that the results are as useful as possible. Think again.

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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 24, 2016.

 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:29 PM

As both the president of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) and the K-12 librarian of a rural PA school district, I know how absolutely vital school librarians are to our students' futures.

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Source: PennLive.com, Oct. 24, 2016.

 
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:22 PM

State Sen. Jim Brewster unveiled a cluster of proposed overhauls this month centered on addressing “transparency, fiscal solvency and accountability issues” in charter schools.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 24, 2016.

 
 
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:21 PM

Halloween is just around the corner, but there is something far scarier in the halls of the Pennsylvania State Capitol than any zombie that comes knocking on your door. While private charter operators could potentially get a big treat in the form of House Bill 530, the rest of us will be holding a bag full of tricks. And sadly, the ones who will suffer are our kids.
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Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Oct. 21, 2016.

 
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:10 PM

School district enrollment levels have dramatically shifted in Pennsylvania over the past 25 years.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Oct. 24, 2016.

 
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