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Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:21 PM

Attention Members: You are invited to attend Budget Action Day at the Capitol building in Harrisburg on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, to support education and to urge legislators to pass a state budget. 

Prior to the day, attendees are asked to contact their local legislators to schedule visits. If you do not know your local legislator(s), click on this link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/  

A special joint briefing with PSBA, PASBO and PASA will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Majority Caucus Room of the Capitol prior to visits with your local legislators.

Click here to register for Budget Action Day. 

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Dr. Joseph Clapper, assistant executive director of the PA Principals Association, at clapper@paprincipals.org or (717) 732-4999.

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:54 AM

The report cards for Pennsylvania school buildings with 11th grade were released on Wednesday and provided many schools across the state with no reason to throw a celebratory pizza party.
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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 4, 2015.

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:52 AM

The results of Tuesday's Pennsylvania Supreme Court election could have wide-ranging implications for a number of high-profile cases related to education issues.

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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Nov. 4, 2015.

 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:07 AM

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at 6 p.m., a noted speaker and author will present a message at the Lewis Katz Auditorium at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Dr. John B. Diamond, associate professor of education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present, "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools."

Click here for more details. Civics teachers may also find this presentation valuable.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:00 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf is confident about the future of the state budget.
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Source: Centre Daily Times, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:59 AM

Say what you want about substitute teachers — and over the years, a lot has been said — but talk to any school principal and they’ll tell you it’s hard to run a school without them.
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Source: The Pottstown Mercury, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:58 AM

Notebook board chair Harold Jordan, senior policy analyst with the Pennsylvania ACLU, appeared on WHYY's Radio Times this morning with Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel to discuss the role of police officers in schools.
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Source: The Notebook, Nov. 3, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:44 AM

Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has dragged on long enough that Harrisburg is becoming synonymous with partisan gridlock.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:42 AM

Two weeks ago, the School Reform Commission warned that without a state budget it would be forced to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars just to keep schools open through the end of December.

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:41 AM

A $20 million line of credit, if needed due to a continuing state budget impasse, would last Harrisburg SD about two months, according to Interim Chief Financial Officer Bill Gretton.

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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
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