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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:02 AM

A three-year pilot program testing Flexible Instructional Days at 12 Pennsylvania school districts expired at the end of the 2017-18 school year. But that does not mean an end to the idea or even to the implementation of the program.
York Daily Record, Dec. 18, 2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:02 AM

Over 14 million students attend public schools that have at least one police officer, but no counselor, psychologist, or nurse. 

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Monday, December 17, 2018 9:00 AM

A Penn State study of broadband access across the state, due out in January, will likely demonstrate that federal data about availability of high-speed internet is misleading, the director of the study said Thursday.
New Castle News, Dec. 15, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018 9:32 AM

Pennsylvania released a list of 289 struggling schools Thursday that will have to develop “improvement plans” with the direction of state advisors.
WHYY, Dec. 13, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018 9:31 AM

Executive Deputy Secretary David Volkman from the Pennsylvania Department of Education sat in on a roundtable discussion at Chambersburg Middle School South. According to Volkman, there is a requirement in which students should be exposed to opioid education. 
LocalDMV.com, Dec. 13, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:18 AM

The past year has seen 93 gun-related incidents in K-12 schools across the United States, the highest number since recording began in 1970 and more than double the number of shootings in 2017.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 12, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:16 AM

In a case with potential statewide ramifications, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided a legal fight over school taxes in Lower Merion Township will be heard on its merits.
WITF, Dec. 12, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:08 AM

The Federal Communications Commission estimates about 800,000 Pennsylvanians lack access to Broadband. However, a recent Penn State study finds the number much higher at 11 million people as defined by the Federal Communications Commission. Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss broadband access in Pennsylvania are Steve Samara, PA Telephone Association, Barry Denk of the Center for Rural PA and Senator-elect Kristin Phillips-Hill, York County.
WITF, Dec. 12, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:06 AM

With six months left in the fiscal year, state lawmakers are already looking ahead to potentially difficult budget discussions. However, disagreements have surfaced on what exactly the fiscal situation will be when the time comes.
WITF, Dec. 11, 2018
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:53 PM

Internet content monitoring can create a clash between student safety and student privacy. 

One one hand, teachers and parents want students to remain safe from harmful content on the internet. Keeping tabs on every student’s digital presence, however, can create a dangerous precedent.

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Source: EdTech Focus on K-12, Dec. 11, 2018.

 
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