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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:31 AM

Pennsylvania’s wealthiest school districts enjoyed the smallest of former Gov. Tom Corbett’s education funding cuts in 2011, and now their funding is being restored more quickly than poorer districts, according to a new study.

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Source: The Pottstown Mercury, Nov. 9, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:15 AM

There is a letter that school districts really don't like sending home to parents of special education students. Each state has a different version, but they begin with something like this: "Dear Parent, as of the date of this letter your child's teacher is not considered 'highly qualified.'"
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Source: NPR, Nov. 9, 2015.

 
Monday, November 9, 2015 9:45 AM

With Pennsylvania's budget stalemate in its fifth month, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's office and leaders of the Legislature's Republican majorities say the momentum of closed-door talks has picked up and there's cause for optimism.
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Source: Associated Press, Nov. 8, 2015.

 
Monday, November 9, 2015 9:44 AM

School districts in Schuylkill County may soon have to borrow funds to continue operations, since the state budget impasse isn’t letting up, school officials said last week.
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Source: Pottsville Republican, Nov. 8, 2015.

 
Monday, November 9, 2015 8:41 AM

Alarmed by the role of social media in taboo teacher-student relationships, a growing number of school boards have passed or are considering policies governing just how far teachers and staff can go in cyberspace with students — and it's not very far.
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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Nov. 8, 2015.

 
Friday, November 6, 2015 9:07 AM

Following a Wednesday morning press conference at the Port of Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf apologized to those doing without paychecks or services because of the stalemate.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Nov. 4, 2015.


 
Friday, November 6, 2015 8:56 AM

Parents, pediatricians and school nurses would have to adhere to stricter student vaccination requirements under proposed new rules announced by the Wolf administration Thursday.
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Source: The Morning Call, Nov. 5, 2015.

 

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:21 PM

Attention Members: You are invited to attend Budget Action Day at the Capitol building in Harrisburg on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, to support education and to urge legislators to pass a state budget. 

Prior to the day, attendees are asked to contact their local legislators to schedule visits. If you do not know your local legislator(s), click on this link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/  

A special joint briefing with PSBA, PASBO and PASA will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Majority Caucus Room of the Capitol prior to visits with your local legislators.

Click here to register for Budget Action Day. 

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Dr. Joseph Clapper, assistant executive director of the PA Principals Association, at clapper@paprincipals.org or (717) 732-4999.

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:54 AM

The report cards for Pennsylvania school buildings with 11th grade were released on Wednesday and provided many schools across the state with no reason to throw a celebratory pizza party.
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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 4, 2015.

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:52 AM

The results of Tuesday's Pennsylvania Supreme Court election could have wide-ranging implications for a number of high-profile cases related to education issues.

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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Nov. 4, 2015.

 
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