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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:16 AM

Pennsylvania's House Republican leaders formalized opposition Monday to distribution formulas for state aid to public schools that they say Gov. Tom Wolf has unilaterally and improperly implemented with the partial 2015-16 budget enacted last month.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 11, 2016.

 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:14 AM

House Democrats blocked an effort Monday to check another item off of Pennsylvania's 2015-16 budget checklist.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 11, 2016.

 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:14 AM

Public sector unions in Pennsylvania and across the nation are keeping a close watch on a court case that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Monday that could dramatically impact how they do business.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 11, 2016.

 
Monday, January 11, 2016 9:12 AM

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association sued Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled state House and Senate on Friday, saying it is illegal and unconstitutional to withhold state and federal school aid during a budget impasse.
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Source: Associated Press, Jan. 8, 2016.

 
Monday, January 11, 2016 9:12 AM

For the first time since July, billions in electronic money transfers began rocketing out of the Pennsylvania Treasury to school districts, county governments and state vendors. With it seemed to go something else: urgency in the Capitol to settle a bipartisan budget fight that produced a record-long impasse.
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Source: Associated Press, Jan. 9, 2016.

 
Monday, January 11, 2016 9:01 AM

Local public school officials say payments from the state -- catching them up on funds they should have received over the past six months -- have begun rolling in. And while that relieves immediate financial pressure, some said schools still need a full state budget resolution sooner rather than later. 

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Source: York Daily Record, Jan. 8, 2016.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:03 AM

In a protracted battle over finalizing the 2015-16 state budget in a divided government, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration managed to pick yet another fight with Republican lawmakers.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 6, 2016.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:03 AM

Based on the six months-late partial spending plan approved last week by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Treasury said it has processed $3.3 billion in payments to schools, counties and human-services organizations.
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Source: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Jan. 5, 2016.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:58 AM

As the state expedited billions of dollars in overdue payments to schools, counties, and social services, charter schools condemned the Wolf administration's decision to reroute some of their money in the absence of a Legislature-approved funding formula.
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Source: WITF, Jan. 5, 2016.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:19 AM

Dr. Bill Ziegler, PA Principals Association President, Leads NASSP Webinar: Digital Tools to Improve Communication - Wednesday, January 13 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

Good communication skills are key for all principals to be successful. This webinar will provide principals with digital tools to enhance their communication with students, staff, parents, and their community.

Participants will learn how to communicate in a safe, efficient, and creative fashion that promotes positive relationships between the principal and stakeholders. Plus, attendees will practice retooling and branding their school’s message using two digital tools: Remind and Smore.

Presenter:

  • Bill Ziegler is principal of Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, PA, where he recently led a highly collaborative process to build a 1:1 program. Recently, he created a teacher digital team and a student digital team, and worked closely with parents and the district to ensure all stakeholders were involved and invested in the school’s digital transformation.

Fees:

NASSP members: Free
Nonmembers: $29.95

Free viewing of NASSP webinars is just one benefit of membership in NASSP.

 

Bill Ziegler

 

 
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