Press Releases

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:42 AM

School psychologists across Pennsylvania are providing a wide variety of services to students every day. Working alongside teachers, administrators, school nurses, school counselors, social workers, and others, they meet academic, mental health, and behavioral needs of students and others in the school community.
Central Penn Parent, Oct. 15, 2018
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:20 AM

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced his intention to sign Senate Bill 1095, which reduces the reliance on high stakes testing as a graduation requirement and provides alternatives for high school students to demonstrate readiness for postsecondary success.

 

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Monday, October 15, 2018 9:27 AM

The local share of money designated to special education in school districts has continued to rise while state funding has decreased, creating “increasingly inequitable” learning environments across the commonwealth, according to the Education Law Center. A report released on Oct. 9 by the Philadelphia-based firm says children with disabilities are being shortchanged due to underfunding by the state for special education programs.
County Press, Oct.14, 2018
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Monday, October 15, 2018 8:45 AM

Pennsylvania was first in the nation to provide for automated external defibrillators in its public schools, so why more than 17 years later is it one of only 12 states that have yet to make CPR training part of high school curricula?
Pocono Record, Oct. 13, 2018
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Friday, October 12, 2018 9:29 AM

Especially popular in rural areas, preschool programs may expose kids to ‘new risks,’ experts warn

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Friday, October 12, 2018 9:27 AM

Senators say they have questions about student performance and fiscal transparency in the online school systems.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:01 AM

Pennsylvania is well on its way to joining a growing number of states that have decided that requiring students to pass high-stakes tests to graduate is no longer the direction it wants to go. The House on Tuesday voted 191-0 to pass an amended version of Senate Bill 1095 that gives students alternatives to passing the Keystone Exams to prove their graduation readiness.
Pennlive, Oct. 9, 2018
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8:57 AM

Special education costs are rising much faster in Pennsylvania than state aid -- causing local taxpayers to foot most of the bill, while also stretching school budgets thin and increasing inequities between rich and poor districts, according to a new report by a duo of advocacy groups.
WHYY, Oct. 9, 2018
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8:55 AM

Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

 

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Friday, October 5, 2018 9:36 AM

State Rep. Maureen Madden has secured $69,256 in Safe Schools Targeted Grant funds to protect students, teachers and staff in two Monroe County school districts. The amount breaks down to $39,256 for the East Stroudsburg School District and $30,000 for the Pocono Mountain School District.
Pocono Record, Oct. 4, 2018
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