Press Releases

Monday, August 17, 2015 10:34 AM

A top Pennsylvania Democrat is calling for substantial new investment in education in light of more rigorous state standardized tests.

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Source: Newsworks.org, Aug. 17, 2015; PSBA Daily Edition, Aug. 17, 2015.

 
Monday, August 17, 2015 10:33 AM

The school board would like Pennsylvania to back off with the standardized tests. At its meeting Tuesday, the board unanimously adopted a resolution making the rounds of other districts which notes that it “continues to oppose the state mandate that requires Keystone Exams in all Pennsylvania public schools as graduation requirements.”

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Source: Pottstown Mercury, Aug. 16, 2015; PSBA Daily Edition, Aug. 17, 2015.

 
Monday, August 17, 2015 10:28 AM

Finding a pre-kindergarten program can be difficult and expensive, even though experts say early childhood education is vital to students' success.

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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug. 15, 2015; PSBA Daily Edition, Aug. 17, 2015.



 
Monday, August 10, 2015 10:13 AM

Adopted in June 2014, Act 71 requires districts to train educators to spot signs of trouble in students before they turn to suicide. Pennsylvania is the sixth state to adopt such a law, joining Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Utah and Washington.

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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Aug. 7, 2015.

 
Monday, August 10, 2015 10:10 AM

Much of the country has recovered from the national recession, but one group that continues to struggle is perhaps the most vulnerable — children living in poverty.

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

 
Monday, August 10, 2015 9:39 AM

One of the things Alicia Witherite said she wants most for her 2-year-old son is to have a good education.

But at the rate the state budget situation is going in Harrisburg, she said, she’s not sure it will happen.

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Source: Centre Daily Times, August 6, 2015.


Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2015/08/06/4865639_protesters-urge-sen-corman-to.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:00 PM

Attention Elementary Principals: We are delighted to inform you that Kades-Margolis Corporation, one of our long-time sponsors, is offering a $1,000 Mini-Grant this year to an elementary school. Click here for an application, which describes the mini-grant qualifications. The application must be submitted to the PA Principals Association office by September 4, 2015. We hope you will avail yourself of this opportunity to utilize this no-strings-attached grant to provide for your students. If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.    

Thanks,  
Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director, PA Principals Association

Please Note:

The application is a writeable PDF. To type in it, you must click Open in Different Viewer when you first open the file and then choose the option to Open the file using Adobe Acrobat when prompted.    

If you exceed space allotted for grant description (cannot exceed two full pages), you may utilize a separate document and attach to the application when it is mailed. Also, when typing in the description field it will require you to type line by line versus continuous typing or you may print the application and hand write the description.   

If you encounter any problems, please print the form to complete or contact the PA Principals Association office at (717) 732-4999.  

All grant applications must be submitted in paper form by the due date.
No electronic submissions will be accepted.

 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:06 PM

Click on the link below for the presentation Deputy Secretary Stem shared this afternoon at PDE's PSSA Webinar.

http://www.paprincipals.org/resource/images/stories/documents/pssa_webinar2015.pdf

 

 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:33 AM

Educators across Pennsylvania blasted the state's standardized exams as time-consuming, stressful for students and not an accurate gauge of what students learn.
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Source: Allentown Morning Call, July 29, 2015; PSBA Daily Edition, July 30, 2015.

 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:32 AM

Concerns about the statewide testing of students in Pennsylvania dominated an hours-long hearing Wednesday before the House Education Committee.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 2015; PSBA Daily Edition, July 30, 2015.

 
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