Press Releases

Monday, February 22, 2016 9:25 AM

Two words encapsulate the stands occupied by both sides of the commonwealth’s long-running budget divide: “blame” and “intransigence.””
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Source: LancasterOnline, Feb. 19, 2016.

 
Monday, February 22, 2016 9:24 AM

A free public education is mandated by the state Constitution, and the state is supposed to help pay for it. But it has become erratic.
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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 22, 2016.

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 3:15 PM

  If you are interested in running for one of the open board positions (shown below) in the 2016 Pennsylvania Principals Association election, please contact the state office at snyder@paprincipals.org or (717) 732-4999 for an application. Applications must be received in the state office by Monday, Feb. 22 2016. Watch www.paprincipals.org and your in-box for more information.

   Click Here for the Duties and Responsibilities of the Regional Representative. (From the PAESSP Policy Manual)

Open Regional Representative Positions

Region Level Current BOD Member Counties Represented
East II Elementary Philip L. Giaquinto Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill
East III Secondary Jonathan Bauer Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
Central I Elementary James E. Orichosky Bradford, Cameron, Center, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga

Central III

Secondary Dr. David A. Crumrine Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Somerset
West III  
Elementary Heather Bigney Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
West III  
Secondary Dr. Zeb Jansante Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
West IV Elementary Dr. Nina M. Sacco Pittsburgh Public Schools – internal election within SD
West IV Secondary Dr. Shemeca T. Crenshaw Pittsburgh Public Schools – internal election within SD
 
Friday, February 19, 2016 11:10 AM

While it seems like elected officials in Harrisburg can't reach consensus on much these days, there is one topic where agreement still can be achieved: Pennsylvania's children.
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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 18, 2016.

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 11:07 AM

If the latest rumors are to be believed, Harrisburg’s failure to pass a budget could continue for another year, one Spring-Ford (Montgomery Co.) school official said recently. With that potential dark cloud hanging over their heads, the school board began discussing its negative impact on students and taxpayers.

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Source: The Pottstown Mercury, Feb. 18, 2016.

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 10:43 AM

Now that President Obama has submitted his Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, Congress has begun the appropriations process. Changes to federal education law under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) make this a particularly important year for advocacy efforts.

NAESP and NASSP are specifically advocating for the School Leader Recruitment and Support program, which was authorized under ESSA and is the successor to the School Leadership program. It is the only federal education program specifically for principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders, and it would aid efforts to improve the recruitment, preparation, placement, support, and retention of effective principals and other school leaders in high-need schools.

President Obama has requested $30 million for the program in FY 2017. You can read more about the President's budget request on the School of Thought blog. Send a message to your members of Congress today to urge them to fund the program at no less than the President's requested $30 million for FY 2017.

Send your message to Congress now!

 
Members of Congress need to hear from their constituents about the programs that are important to them. In fact, many Congressional offices will not show support for a program at all unless they hear from a constituent. 

Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of principals everywhere, and for your service to your schools and communities.

 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:40 AM

2016 conference logoProposals are requested for breakout session speakers for the 2016 PA Principals State Conference, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

Click here to complete and/or print the 2016 PA Principals Association State Conference Call for Presenters Form (for breakout sessions). The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Note: The form is a writeable PDF, so you must click on Open With Different Viewer on the upper right side of your browser window and then click on Open With and Select Adobe Acrobat to type on the form. If you encounter any issues, you may also download and print the form or contact the office at (717) 732-4999.  

The four conference strands are: 

  • Strategic/Cultural Leadership
  • Systems Leadership
  • Leadership for Learning
  • Professional and Community Leadership

 

 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:35 AM

It’s now the middle of February, and the 2015-16 Pennsylvania state budget is more than seven months overdue. What’s the cost?

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Source: Meadville Tribune, Feb. 17, 2016.

 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:27 AM

A state Supreme Court ruling that limits the power of the commission that oversees the Philadelphia School District is viewed by others as having far-reaching ramifications on other aspects of public schools in Pennsylvania.
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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 17, 2016.


 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:19 AM

When City Charter High School invited state police to do a safety inspection of the building downtown, the agency recommended adding bullet-proof glass at the entrance for extra security.
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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 16, 2016.

 
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