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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.

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:17 AM

School districts across York County and beyond are awaiting repayments for construction and renovation projects through the state reimbursement system PlanCon, but this year's stalled budget has set aside no funding for the program. 
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Source: York Dispatch, Feb. 16, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:39 PM

This week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to dramatically increase education funding. But heading into 2016-2017 budget negotiations with the current budget still unfinished has created a funding landscape that is "perplexing" and "convoluted" for public schools, say superintendents around the commonwealth. 
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 12, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:38 PM

The PA Principals Association and the PA School Study Council (PSSC) co-sponsored a webinar titled, "A Conversation with Matt Stem, Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education" on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Deputy Secretary Stem discussed topics related to student assessment, principal and teacher evaluation, Every Student Succeeds Act and other pertinent topics.

Click here for the conversation.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:33 PM

As the Salisbury Township SD (Lehigh Co.) struggles to close a nearly $1.1 million budget gap and hold down a likely tax increase for 2016-17, a school director complained about the state's double standard in budgeting. 
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Source: The Morning Call, Feb. 12, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:32 PM

Pennsylvania now faces a $2 billion budget deficit. That's not a Democratic fact or a Republican fact -- it's just a fact, and it's supported by Standard and Poor's, an independent rating agency. 

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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 11, 2016.

 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:27 AM

A new report, HIGH SCHOOL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Serving Pennsylvania's Student and Workforce Needs, was recently released. It focuses on and organizes recommendations around several broad issues that are fundamental to improve the effectiveness of Pennsylvania's Career and Technical Education System for secondary students. Dr. Joseph H. Clapper, assistant executive director, represented the PA Principals Association as a member of the committee that created this report.

Click here for the full report.

 
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