Press Releases

Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:40 PM

Dr. Paul Healey, PA Principals Association’s executive director-elect, attended today’s State Board of Education meeting where a vote took place on the revisions to Chapter 4 or the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Click here to read more.

Click here for the PDE press release.

 
Monday, September 9, 2013 12:33 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Standards Aligned System (SAS) Institute, Pathways to Student Achievement: Resources for Improving School Effectiveness, is scheduled for December 8, 2013, through December 11, 2013.  

To preview the agenda, visit http://www.iu5.org. Click on the SAS icon and from the menu, select 2013 SAS Institute program.

Open registration begins on October 1. Educators are encouraged to register early to confirm participation. Access to registration is available at http://www.iu5.org. Upon accessing the site, click on the SAS icon and select SAS Institute Registration.  

Additional information:
Location:
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center; guaranteed check in is 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $100/per person for commuters; $200/person with lodging (non-refundable). The $200 registration fee includes double occupancy lodging for any attendees who reside and work more than 50 miles from the conference location.  Single occupancy is at attendee's own cost of $130.00/night; single occupancy registrants are responsible for making their own reservations.

Attendance Considerations:

School districts are invited to send four participants.
IUs are invited to send three participants.
Charter schools are invited to send two participants.
Non-public schools are invited to send two participants.
Private schools are invited to send two participants.
Career and Technical Centers are invited to send two participants.
Higher education is invited to send two participants.
PaTTANs are invited to send three participants.

Participants are requested to bring their own laptops.

Questions: Contact sasevents@iu5.org

 
Monday, September 9, 2013 12:32 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has posted the Electronic Worksheet for the Classroom Teacher Rating Form on the PDE website at:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/educator_effectiveness_project/20903

The purpose of this electronic worksheet is to assist administrators as they implement the new classroom teacher evaluation system in 2013-14, specifically in completing summative evaluations on the new rating form, PDE 82-1, which was published in the June 22, 2013 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

This downloadable, multi-tab worksheet permits administrators to enter rating values for classroom teachers, which are then automatically transferred to a summary form that can be printed for signatures.

Questions regarding the electronic worksheet should be directed to Debby Wynn at dewynn@pa.gov.

 
Monday, September 9, 2013 8:58 AM

Carolyn Dumaresq agreed to become the state Department of Education's third administrator in four months — but with an end date in mind, she said.

Dumaresq, 66, a lifelong educator from Dauphin County, told Gov. Tom Corbett she'd lead the department until his term ends in 2014 and then retire.

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/education/4640688-74/education-department-dumaresq#ixzz2eO6Ra8Xm 

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Brad Bumsted Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

 
Friday, September 6, 2013 3:33 PM

We will be tweeting at this year's conference! Join the conversation @PA Principals Association by using #Lessonsinleadership13.

Register for the conference today!

 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:39 PM

Dr. Paul M. Healey, PA Principals Association executive director-elect, attended the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee hearing on Common Core held on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

The Senate Education Committee held on open hearing on the Common Core today presided over by Senators Folmer, Dinniman and Teplitz. Testimony was offered only by representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the State Board of Education. Acting Secretary of Education, Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, provided answers to the senators’ questions.

Click here for Dr. Healey’s summary notes from the hearing.

 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:15 AM

After Gov. Tom Corbett requested and received acting Education Secretary William Harner's resignation, he named a one-time state teachers union executive director as Harner's replacement.

Corbett chose Carolyn Dumaresq, Ed.D., who has been serving as the department's executive deputy secretary, to serve as acting secretary of the state Department of Education, effective immediately.

Click here for the full story from Pennlive.com. Click here for more on Dr. Dumaresq.

Source: Pennlive.com, August 26, 2013.

 
Monday, August 26, 2013 3:19 PM

Less than three months after being named as acting state Education Secretary, two sources have confirmed that William Harner is being forced out of the post in Gov. Tom Corbett’s Cabinet.

Click here for full article.

Source: Pennlive.com, August 26, 2013.

 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:22 AM

The 45th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools has been released. Conducted annually by PDK International in conjunction with Gallup, the poll is the longest-running survey of American attitudes toward education and thus provides an extensive and trusted repository of data documenting how the public’s viewpoint on public education has changed over the decades.

Click here for the PDK/Gallup Poll press release, August 21, 2013.

Click here to view and print the report.

More: The Washington Post: Poll: Most Americans unfamiliar with new Common Core teaching standards

 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:19 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Standards Aligned System (SAS) Institute is scheduled for December 8 through December 11, 2013, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.

Registration details will be forthcoming from PDE.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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