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Monday, April 25, 2016 9:51 AM

Pennsylvania health leaders are rolling out a plan this month aimed at supplying all high schools with naloxone, a drug that if administered quickly enough, can reverse a potentially fatal overdose.
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Source: Newsworks, April 25, 2016.

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:37 AM

When a transgender girl graduated in white gown from Springfield Township High School, her parents made an unusual request for two diplomas: one for her, with her new female name, and one for them, with her male birth name.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 24, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:35 PM

The Legislature will begin voting on the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two weeks, according to a letter sent Wednesday by Bill Adolph, R-Delaware, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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Source: Morning Call, April 21, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:34 PM

The cash-strapped SD of Philadelphia is not as strapped as in recent years -- due in part to unfilled teaching positions -- and expects to end the current fiscal year with a fund balance of $134.5 million, officials said during a budget hearing Thursday night.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:33 PM

Article III, Subsection B, Section 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution states, “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” When it comes to educating our students, Wednesday, April 13, was a very big day.
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Source: York Dispatch, April 21, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:35 AM

A federal appeals court ruled a transgender boy may sue the school board for discrimination because it banned him from using the boy's bathroom. Attorney Joshua Block talks to Lourdes Garcia Navarro.
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Source: NPR.org, April 21, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:28 AM

Recently, my colleague from Philadelphia, state Sen. Art Haywood, joined Gov. Tom Wolf in his opinion piece calling for “Restoring Education Cuts First” before applying the new education funding formula unanimously recommended last year by a vote of the bipartisan Basic Education Funding (BEF) Commission – a vote which included three “yes” votes by Gov. Wolf’s own cabinet members.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, April 20, 2016.



 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:22 PM
On Monday, May 2, the PA Principals Association, along with hundreds of parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

WHO:  The Campaign for Fair Education Funding ( The PA Principals Association is a member of the campaign)

WHAT:  Rally for Fair Education Funding

WHERE:  The state Capitol, Harrisburg

WHEN:  Monday, May 2 (12:30 p.m. press conference in the Main Rotunda)

WHY:  There is no more pressing issue facing lawmakers than fixing Pennsylvania's broken public school funding system.

We hope to see you in Harrisburg on May 2nd! For more information, contact: Dr. Paul Healey or Dr. Joe Clapper at the PA Principals Association - 717-732-4999.

Learn more about the Campaign by visiting www.fairfundingpa.org, and don't forget to follow the Campaign on Twitter(@FairFundingPA) and Facebook (fairfundingpa)!
 
Paul M. Healey, Ph.D.
Executive Director, PA Principals Association
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:09 AM

After eight days of negotiations and countless proposals, a panel of educators, advocates, and officials from the U.S. Department of Education came to agreement Tuesday on assessment regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Those rules are now on their way to becoming official, after they've been published in the Federal Register. 
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Source: Education Week, April 19, 2016.

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:05 AM

Perhaps the most respected of publications that surveys the top high schools in the nation came out with its 2016 list this week.
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Source: Newtown Patch, April 19, 2016.

 
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