Press Releases

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 AM

If you think it takes a lot of money to get a child ready for school, consider how much money it takes to get a school ready for a child. Pennsylvania spends almost $33 billion per year educating about 1.7 million children.
Allentown Morning Call, Aug. 27, 2018
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:59 AM

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force continued to emphasize in a report released Monday the need for more mental health support in schools.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug. 27, 2018
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Monday, August 27, 2018 10:01 AM

Every school year, in all 50 states, parents have to prove their kids have received certain vaccines before enrolling them in school. Specific requirements differ from state to state, but the general rules is the same: no vaccines, no school. It took more than a century for school vaccination laws to take root. And even today, public health officials and parents continue to puzzle over who and what they should cover.
WHYY, Aug. 23, 2018
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Friday, August 24, 2018 9:44 AM

Kumiko Kawasaki may never really know where exactly it happened — maybe on her kids’ favorite playground in Berkeley, California, or maybe at school — but somewhere along the way, her two children caught hand, foot and mouth disease. Three times.
WHYY, Aug. 23, 2018
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Friday, August 24, 2018 9:43 AM

As students and teachers head back to class, Smart Talk takes a look at some of the challenges facing Pennsylvania public schools. Appearing on Friday's program are Ronald Cowell, executive director of The Education Policy and Leadership Center, John Callahan, chief advocacy officer with PSBA, and superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District Dr. Frederick Withum. Stream it live online today at 9 a.m. or 7 p.m., or listen at 89.5 and 93.3. 
WITF, Aug. 24, 2018
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Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:18 AM

A public roundtable earlier this month at Cedar Crest High School, hosted by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee, included superintendents, district attorneys and legislators to discuss what communities really need to keep schools safe.
Lebanon Daily News, Aug. 23, 2018
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:54 AM

When students ride the bus, they must follow specific rules to avoid dangerous situations. Encourage families to review general bus safety principles with this month's Report to Parents, “Boost Bus Safety,” from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Please post, print, or forward this Report to Parents to parents, teachers, volunteers — anyone who can use this information.

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:53 AM

Six months after the deadly Florida school shooting that sparked a renewed national debate about school safety, local officials are saying it’s about time the federal government chipped in to more fully fund students’ physical and emotional needs.
LancasterOnline, Aug. 22, 2018
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:52 AM

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's system of funding public schools is now able to move forward to trial. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson on Tuesday issued a ruling, denying the last of the preliminary objections made by legislative leaders that claimed the implementation of a school funding formula in 2016, two years after the lawsuit was filed, rendered the case moot.
PennLive.com, Aug. 21, 2018
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:46 AM

For some districts with declining enrollments, cooperative agreements — which allow students to play sports not offered at their school for a different school — are an option that may help avoid consolidation.
Sunbury Daily Item, Aug. 20, 2018
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