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Monday, March 7, 2016 9:42 AM

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services warned on Thursday it could downgrade Pennsylvania's AA-minus general obligation and other ratings by the end of March if the state's structural budget imbalance is not addressed.
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Source: Reuters, March 3, 2016.

 
Monday, March 7, 2016 9:42 AM

The U.S. Department of Education (Department of Education) today announced negotiators for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.
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Source: NSBA website, March 4, 2016.

 
Friday, March 4, 2016 9:34 AM

Greensburg Salem SD (Westmoreland Co.) has enough money in the bank to last until June, but emergency funding from the state has slowed to a trickle. If the state's budget impasse is not broken by May, the school board might have to reconsider a loan, according to district business manager Jim Meyer.
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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 2, 2016.

 
Friday, March 4, 2016 9:33 AM

The redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.
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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 3, 2016.



 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:24 AM

Sprinkled throughout the newly reauthorized version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are references to an instructional strategy that supporters think has enormous potential for reaching learners with diverse needs.
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Source: Education Week, Feb. 24, 2016.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 2:45 PM

The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) will hold a professional development program for school administrators in April. The 2016 Education Congress, "The Myths of Creativity: The Truth about How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas," will be held on April 6-7, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. Featured Presenter: Dr. David Burkus.

The program will focus on how school leaders can develop and utilize creativity in education management, operations, curriculum and leadership goals. The second day will allow participants to select from multiple discussion/work sessions focusing on concepts presented by Dr. Burkus and facilitated by school leaders who have demonstrated success in creative thinking and leadership in schools across the commonwealth

Deadline for hotel accommodations: March 15

See the PASA website for more information at: www.pasa-net.org/2016edcongress.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:38 AM

From Your Executive Director, Dr. Paul Healey: US DEPARTMENT of EDUCATION releases FAQs on Transitioning to ESSA. Click here.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:17 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has issued a memo to school districts providing guidelines for a mid-year closure, a possibility it described as an "unprecedented event that has not been contemplated in the Public School Code."
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Source: PhillyVoice.com, March 1, 2016.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:16 AM

Brentwood Borough SD (Allegheny Co.) will be out of money by the end of May — barring “a miracle” or passage of the state budget, Superintendent Amy Burch said.

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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 1, 2016.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:15 AM

One answer to the Millcreek Township SD's (Erie Co.) math problem could be the elimination of its Montessori and alternative education programs.  
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Source: Erie Times-News, March 2, 2016.


 
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