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Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:02 AM

Newly released 2015 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, for high school seniors paints a dismal picture of student progress, assuming you put stock in test scores as a true measure of achievement. What does this all mean? 
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Source: Washington Post, May 3, 2016.


 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:25 AM

The 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year (DPOY) program application is now available. The DPOY program honors three National Association of Secondary School Principal (NASSP) member principals who exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals.

Applications are due no later than August 1, 2016. The application, rubric, and eligibility guidelines can be accessed by visiting www.nassp.org/digitalprincipals. Three winners will be selected and announced during National Principals Month in October, 2016.

Benefits provided to the DPOYs include:

  • Attendance to the National Principals Conference, July 9–11, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA
    • Complimentary travel, hotel, and registration
    • Opportunity to give a presentation
  • Opportunity to attend and present at conferences on behalf of NASSP
  • Featured on the cover of a Principal Leadership issue
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:36 AM

Brynn Gleason is standing up for education funding by standing out. Working with Fairview SD (Erie Co.) administrators, the 17-year-old Fairview High School junior organized Stand Out for Education, an effort to keep the spotlight on public education funding after the 2015-16 state budget stalemate.
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Source: Erie Times-News, May 1, 2016.

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:35 AM

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently said our state has the nation's worst charter school law. As Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, I agree. 
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Source: Express-Times, May 3, 2016.

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:33 AM

So you may have read that a team of negotiators hashing out regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act did not reach an agreement about "supplement-not-supplant" language. That's shorthand for the requirement that federal aid to low-income students supplement, and not take the place of, state and local money. One reason those talks broke down was because some negotiators said the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulations would be very complicated and expensive to comply with.

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Source: Education Week, May 2, 2016.

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:16 PM

The next state budget is not due for two months, but after last year's gridlock, legislators on Monday took a step toward preventing a repeat of the stalemate that kept school funding bottled up for months.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3, 2016.

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:15 PM

Pennsylvania isn’t pulling its weight when it comes to funding education, U.S. Secretary of Education John King said Monday.
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Source: Beaver County Times, May 3, 2016.

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:07 PM

With the 2016-17 state budget-making season now upon us, a coalition of advocates from across Pennsylvania came to the state Capitol to call on lawmakers to increase the state's investment in public education by $400 million.
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Source: PennLive.com, May 2, 2016.

 
Monday, May 2, 2016 3:32 PM

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) will hold a webinar, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV Provisions, on
May 12, 2016 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET).

The presenters will discuss Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN), which provides federal support to states to develop, revise, or update comprehensive literacy instruction plans to ensure high-quality instruction in reading and writing from early education through grade 12. Other focus areas include digital learning and personalization under Title IV of ESSA, and the requirement that states work with districts to provide effective student transitions to middle and high school.


Fees:
NASSP member: Free
Nonmember: Free

Register now.

 
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:46 PM

The PA Principals Association, along with hundreds of parents, students, teachers and school and community leaders from across the state rallied today for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Paul Healey, Ph.D., PA Principals Association executive director, and Dr. Joseph Clapper, PA Principals Association assistant executive director, were in attendance.

 

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