Press Releases

Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:43 AM

Educators across Pennsylvania, starting this year, will be trained to recognize signs of depression, self-injury, low self-esteem and other risk factors of teen suicide.

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Source: Tribune-Review, Sept. 9, 2015.

 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:31 AM

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding (CFEF) has issued a report today, "Lifting All Students, Why Pennsylvania Must Act Now to Fairly Fund Public Education and Secure Our Future," demonstrating what is at stake if lawmakers do not act quickly to adopt a fair public school funding formula and begin making a significant, long-term and equitable investment in public education.

The report includes a breakdown by school district of the money that would be received under the proposal to increase funding by $410 million compared to the proposal to increase it by just $100 million.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:44 PM

The scores from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests given in the spring won't be used for federal accountability or teacher evaluation under a new one-year waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 8, 2015.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:42 PM

Over the past few weeks, as the start of the academic year approached, school districts across the nation scrambled to fill teacher vacancies, sparking warnings about shortages of qualified personnel.

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Source: LancasterOnline, Sept. 8, 2015.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:37 PM

As a result of our recent name change, we are reminding members and others to be sure to add the @paprincipals.org domain name to your personal and district Safe Sender List. Contact your IT department if any issues/questions arise.

Thank you.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 1:13 PM
The Pennsylvania Principals Association will hold an Aspiring Principals Workshop, Previewing the Principalship,
from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 (in conjunction with its state conference) at
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA 

Click here to register for the workshop.
 
Completed registration forms must be sent to Stephanie Kinner
at kinner@paessp.org by Oct. 2, 2015.

Click here to download a Conference Registration Brochure - if you want to attend the State Conference at a discounted rate on Oct. 18, 2015. 
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:36 AM

As you are now likely aware, yesterday the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced a one-year pause in the use of the  state’s School Performance Profile (SPP). We are delighted with this decision as the Pennsylvania Principals Association has been lobbying for this pause due to changes in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. We believe this is an excellent first step toward addressing other concerns we have brought forward relating to the Act 82 Educator Effectiveness model. 

“We are delighted with the Pennsylvania of Department’s announcement about the one-year moratorium on SPP scores for grades 3-8,” said Dr. Paul Healey. “Our efforts to communicate our concerns have certainly paid dividends.  We will continue to serve as the voice of all principals and other educational leaders across the Commonwealth.”

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:22 AM

After months of planning and preparation, PAESSP will now be known as the Pennsylvania Principals Association (the new logo is shown below). It is the same great organization with excellent services but we will now be more easily recognizable to our members and outside groups. Please be sure to check out our new website and make note of our new website address - www.paprincipals.org. Any emails or traffic to the old website will be automatically transferred over. If you need to reach us by email, please note that our email addresses are the person's last name followed by paprincipals.org, for example  healey@paprincipals.org (except for the director of communication's email address, which is sherit@paprincipals.org).

Thank you,
Dr. Paul M. Healey
Executive Director
PA Principals Association
healey@paprincipals.org  

PA Principals Logo

 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:08 AM

As the budget debate persists in Harrisburg, school districts in the Pittsburgh region lean on loans and reserves to fund their schools without money from the state.

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Source: Tribune Review, Sept. 1, 2015.

 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:42 AM

Due to lack of a state budget, teachers are working without pay in the Chester-Upland school system. The district says it can't afford to pay them until it gets the money it is due from the state.

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Source: NPR, Sept. 3, 2015.

 
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