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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 1:52 PM

The Pennsylvania budget impasse entered its third month Tuesday on a quiet day at the state Capitol.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 1, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Sept. 2, 2015.


 
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:37 AM

While Republican lawmakers are considering a stop-gap budget proposal that would temporarily fund state operations in the midst of a 58-day budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf is not.

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Source: The Patriot-News, Aug. 28, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 31, 2015.

 
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:36 AM

In a decision that could prove far-reaching, Commonwealth Court ruled Thursday that the Philadelphia SD does not have the power to override state law and limit charter school enrollment.

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 27, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 31, 2015.

 
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:18 AM

School districts are legally obligated to provide bus service to both homes of students whose parents are divorced, live in the same district and have shared custody arrangements, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.

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Source: The Patriot-News, Aug. 28, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 31, 2015.

 

 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:21 AM

School directors and administrators from across the state will be converging at the State Capitol on Monday, Sept. 21 for Education Action Day — your opportunity to push for a state budget and pension reform. Join with PSBA and other educational leaders in the Main Capitol-East Wing under the escalators at 10 a.m. A news conference will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, and then you can plan to meet with your elected officials. A big crowd is hoped for to impress upon legislators and the governor the need for a state budget and pension reform now!

Take action today by contacting your local legislator on the need for a state budget and pension reform.

 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:18 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday that Pennsylvania created 66,500 jobs in the last 12 months. At 1.1%, that's the fastest year-over-year job growth reported in any July since 2005. Relative to the 50 states, that's the 34th fastest pace in the country and the best Pennsylvania has ranked since July 2011 when it was in 26th place.

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Source: York Dispatch, Aug. 26, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 27, 2015.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:16 AM

The pain from the state budget stalemate apparently has not caught up with school districts yet. School officials are nervous about delayed state aid payments, but all schools plan to open their doors as another academic year starts, state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said on Monday, the 55th day of the stalemate. 

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Aug. 25, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 26.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:14 AM

School districts have been warned that this year’s Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, the first tests fully aligned with Pennsylvania Core Standards, have resulted in lower scores.

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Source: The Intelligencer, Aug. 26, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 26.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:02 AM

There’s no business like show business, even when your job is supposed to be seeing to the operation of the state.

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Aug. 25, 2015; PSBA Daily EDition, Aug. 26.

 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:42 AM

NASSP and NAESP are gearing up for National Principals Month in October. For more information, please visit the National Principals Month website. Throughout the month, NASSP and NAESP will be actively engaged on social media with the #ThankAPrincipal hashtag. More information will be posted when it is available.

 
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