Press Releases

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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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:43 AM

Walk into any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. How do you create an inviting learning environment while keeping classrooms secure and students prepared for the worst?
WFMZ, Aug. 20, 2018
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:41 AM

Throughout the region, school districts have implemented an array of security measures: door buzzers, cameras, tinted shatter-resistant glass, safety doors.
Observer-Reporter, Aug. 20, 2018
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Friday, August 17, 2018 8:55 AM

By year’s end, initial $25,000 allocations could be released to Pennsylvania’s 500 public schools that could help them fund efforts to add security scanners or cameras, mental health counselors, school resource officers – or a list of other moves.
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Aug. 16, 2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:51 AM

Redshirting was originally popularized in college sports: Coaches would keep athletes out of competition for a year to develop their skills and extend eligibility. When it comes to kindergarten readiness, the hotly debated practice is most common among parents of kids with summer birthdays.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 15, 2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:49 AM

State lawmakers say they're awaiting feedback from the state's 500 school districts and 300 private school entities before they can disburse the first wave of funding to improve school safety. The funds are part of Act 44, a bipartisan bill signed into law in the months after the Parkland, FL, school shooting that killed 17 people.
WITF, Aug. 15, 2018
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