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Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:49 AM

Lawmakers want to offer students three other paths to a state-certified graduation, including one asking students to secure a letter guaranteeing full-time employment or the completion of an internship.
WITF, Sept. 27, 2018
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:11 PM

While in Pittsburgh Monday, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera made a stop at the Sto-Rox Junior-Senior High School. Inside the principal’s office, Rivera met with Superintendent Frank Dalmas to hatch a plan: How can the struggling district share services with other districts so that students will have access to more classes and opportunities?

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:48 AM

Joining Smart Talk on Wednesday to discuss e-cigarette use among youth and the public is Erika Sward, assistant vice president of national advocacy for the American Lung Association and Jennifer Hobbs-Folkenroth, national senior director, tobacco, American Lung Association.
WITF, Sept. 26, 2018
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:48 AM

If you're looking for an education-related figure, number, data point, or variable, chances are the new Pennsylvania School Data Project has you covered.
WITF, Sept. 24, 2018
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:47 AM

In 2016, aviation attorney and Lower Merion resident Arthur Wolk sued his school district claiming it misrepresented its finances in order to secure a tax increase without voter approval. More than two years later, that case has mutated into a civil procedure clash that will go before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday. 
WHYY, Sept. 25, 2018
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Monday, September 24, 2018 1:46 PM

The PA Principals Association, the PA Schools Boards Association, the PA State Education Association and the PA Association of School Administrators have sent a letter to the House Education Committee in Support of Senate Bill 1095, Graduate Requirements.

Dear Representative:

On behalf of school leaders and educators across the state, we are writing to request your support for Senate Bill 1095 and Amendment A09320.  The amendment represents extensive bipartisan and bicameral collaboration with the education community to finally resolve the long-standing debate on Pennsylvania’s graduation requirements. The proposal will provide multiple pathways for students to demonstrate readiness for graduation instead of relying Keystone Exams as the sole consideration of student success. It is based on recommendations from the Department of Education report authorized by this General Assembly (Act 1 of 2016)...

Please click here to continue reading the letter and for the graduation options this bill will provide to PA students.

 

 
Monday, September 24, 2018 1:37 PM

Dr. Healey discusses SB 1095, graduation requirements, that is coming to a vote in this webinar. Click here to view.

 

We need your help to get this legislation passed! We urge you to contact your House member in support of SB 1095! Please send them an email or make a phone call today!

If you do not know your Representative, click here

 
Monday, September 24, 2018 12:29 PM

Suicides among children under 18 have spiked in recent years, and no patterns have emerged to define why more young people are taking their lives. The increase is forcing schools to get more engaged in detecting anything that could be seen as a sign that a student is planning self-harm.
Centre Daily Times, Sept. 24, 2018
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Monday, September 24, 2018 12:27 PM

A new school year is underway. Students have new clothes, new pencils and backpacks, and in some districts, new buildings to explore. As this new year begins, a lingering issue looms over public schools in our region. Families, educators and property owners have been pressing for decades to change Pennsylvania’s public school funding and fix a system that has been broken for 40 years.
Pottstown Mercury, Sept. 22, 2018
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Monday, September 24, 2018 11:24 AM

Dr. Healey discusses SB 1095, graduation requirements, that is coming to a vote in this webinar. Click here to view.

We need your help to get this legislation passed! We urge you to contact your House member in support of SB 1095! Please send them an email or make a phone call today!

If you do not know your Representative, click here

 
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