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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:35 PM

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced a partnership with the Highmark Foundation and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to operate the Department of Education's Bullying Prevention Consultation helpline.
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Source: PR Newswire, Feb. 29, 2016.

 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:05 AM

During an emotionally charged exchange that often evoked unguarded passion from area legislators and school district officials, state Rep. Tarah Toohil summed the fear that kept rising to the top: Schools running out of money and closing.
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Source: Times Leader, Feb. 29, 2016.



 
Monday, February 29, 2016 9:11 AM

At the heart of much of the contention surrounding recent budget debates is education funding. How much is enough and are schools being funded fairly?

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Source: The Carlisle Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2016.

 
Monday, February 29, 2016 9:09 AM

Parents who volunteer in classrooms need more than snacks to share, supplies for activities or books to read aloud. The volunteers also need background checks.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Feb. 28, 2016.

 
Monday, February 29, 2016 9:03 AM

Last year, a small, angry band of parents and teachers in the Lower Merion SD (Montgomery Co.) took on a big challenge: convincing their neighbors that the intensifying emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests was harming their children's education.
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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 28, 2016.

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 2:57 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is providing an opportunity for local education agencies (LEA) to attend a webinar with a question and answer (Q&A) session that will address the details of the spring Keystone Exams pre-codes internal snapshot, which will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS).

PDE will be offering the webinar session via "GoToMeeting" on March 3, 2016. PDE's Division of Performance Analysis and Reporting will be hosting this session. To register, please select the link provided below.

Note:  Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the specific system requirements and link for joining the webinar:        

Mar. 3, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/39997307350608388

This webinar will be recorded and posted at http://www.education.pa.gov/pas after Mar. 3, 2016. Please contact Shazia Waters in PDE's Division of Performance Analysis and Reporting with any questions at shwaters@pa.gov  

 

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 9:31 AM

A how-to manual on closing a school district for lack of funds is not provided in Pennsylvania's Public School Code but the state Department of Education did its best to compile one in response to districts' inquiries.
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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 25, 2016.

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 9:30 AM

Local school administrators gathered Tuesday to vent their frustrations about the state budget impasse, and sought ways to pressure elected officials to pass a budget quickly.
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Source: New Castle News, Feb. 25, 2016.

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 9:24 AM

In focusing on the problems created and solvable by our state legislature, the Daily News editorial board got it right in their editorial "Supreme mess: Ruling will erode Philly school district."

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 26, 2016.

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:55 AM

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale appeared on Tuesday before the House Appropriations Committee followed by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Many of the same topics were address at the hearings. While his department's request for a $43.6 million appropriation -- a $876,000 increased from this year -- was touched on, the bulk of both hearings was spent discussing a number of other topics.
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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 23, 2016.

 
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