Press Releases

Friday, April 8, 2016 1:41 PM

The state budget is in place, and education funding is now being doled out to local school districts. And still, area school officials say financial difficulties remain.

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Source:
Bradford Era, April 7, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:42 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf has a different idea from Republican lawmakers on how the $5.9 billion included in the 2015-16 budget for basic education funding and Ready to Learn block grants should be distributed.
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Source: Pennlive.com, April 6, 2016.


 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:34 AM

After nine months without a state budget, payments — especially an increase — are welcome, superintendents said Wednesday. However, the leaders also said they have greater concerns, such as being reimbursed for construction projects or charter school costs.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, April 7, 2016.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:28 AM

Pennsylvania's Democratic governor is disclosing how he'll split up state funding for education after deciding to let the budget take effect without his signature and vetoing a separate bill that included an education aid distribution formula.
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Source: Associated Press, April 5, 2016.

Read the governor's press release on basic education funding distribution.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:10 AM

has GOP Threatening a Lawsuit: If you think the battle over the 2015-16 state budget is over, think again. Gov. Tom Wolf opened up a new front in that nearly yearlong budget battle by announcing his administration plans to distribute the $200 million in new education funding included in the budget plan that he allowed to become law without his signature on March 28.
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Source: PennLive.com, April 5, 2016.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:07 AM

How much should state and district leaders rethink how they handle federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act? Quite a lot, according to those who eat, sleep, and breathe K-12 finance. 
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Source: Education Week, April 5, 2016.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:01 AM

Even though closure was brought to the 2015-16 state budget, school district officials from around the state gathered at the Capitol to remind Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers that their work is not done.  
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Source: PennLive.com, April 4, 2016.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:49 AM

Pennsylvania’s budget impasse has come to an end. A $30 billion spending plan is in place. So we can stop talking about it, right? We’re afraid not.  

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Source: LancasterOnline, April 4, 2016.


 
Monday, April 4, 2016 11:10 AM

Please join NASSP and others around the country in celebrating 2016’s National Assistant Principals Week, April 11–15! As in years past, NASSP is offering activities and services to help you honor the important role and contributions of assistant principals. They include:

  • E-cards. Choose a free e-card, add your message and schedule the day and time for the card to be delivered. NASSP will email the card, along with a link to a special AP Week gift.
  • #APchat on Twitter. Join a conversation with other APs using #APchat on Twitter, Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m., to discuss connected leadership.
  • Assistant Principal Webinar. Join us April 14, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (ET), for “Finding Your Leadership Voice,” a webinar on how assistant principals are developing and acquiring skills to become effective transformational school leaders. Participants include representatives from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and leaders from Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland who participate in The Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative.
  • AP Expert of the Week. NASSP is excited to announce its new online feature, Expert of the Week! Kicking off during AP Week, a different 2016 State Assistant Principal of the Year will post an article each week about an important issue affecting assistant principals. The first topic is connected leadership, and the articles will be posted in the Assistant Principals Leadership Center on the NASSP website.
  • APweek Hashtag. Use #apweek on Twitter and Instagram to share your words of appreciation, celebratory images and other acknowledgments of the great work APs do year-round.
  • Giveaways. NASSP will raffle off one complimentary registration to the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia, PA, July 9–11, 2017, and one registration to a LEAD (which stands for Leadership Experience and Development) conference. The two winners will be selected at random from the list of assistant principals who redeem the free gift that comes with their AP Week e-card.

Get ready to celebrate and show your appreciation for assistant principals!

Visit www.nassp.org/apweek for additional National Assistant Principals Week activity ideas and information.

 
Monday, April 4, 2016 9:33 AM

House Bill 1906, which mandates training for new school directors during their first year in office, has it backwards.

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Source: York Daily Record, April 1, 2016.

 
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