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Friday, October 29, 2010 2:42 PM
Click here to view and download the Speaker Handouts from the 2010 PA Principals Association Conference.
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 1:38 PM
On October 14, the state Senate passed HB 2497 by a 41-8 vote. The legislation is supported by PA Principals Association and other affected employee groups. HB 2497 passed the state House of Representatives in June. The House will need to return to vote on the Senate amendments next week. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks.
 
Monday, October 11, 2010 5:06 PM

The next important deadline for this election is October 26 -- that is the last day voters can request an Absentee Ballot. Do you know any family members, friends or colleagues who may not be able to make it to the polls November 2 due to an illness, military service or other events that have them out of town on Election Day? Did you know they can still cast their vote?

Voters unable to vote at their polling place on Election Day may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. The Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded online at http://www.votespa.com/. Application deadline is October 26.   

 
Monday, October 4, 2010 1:42 PM

Pennsylvania principals have many questions about the Keystone Exams. The new Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) podcast as well as the documents that you can print from the web page may be useful to you! Click on the link below to access the podcast on the new Graduation Requirements and other draft documents including: a Keystone Exams overview, a draft statement of policy for local assessments, the State Board of Education Local Assessment Policy (regs), draft performance level descriptions and FAQs:

http://video.paiunet.org

(Select PDE Podcasts from the Select A Category drop down menu. Then click on PDE Podcast 02. The podcast is approximately 5 minutes in length.)

  

  

  

 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:50 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is committed to assist schools with the implementation and utilization of the Standards Aligned System (SAS). The department is sponsoring these statewide SAS trainings:

    SAS 101 (Basic understanding of SAS)
    SASIT (SAS Integration Trainer)
    SASIT UPDATE (for 2009-2010 SASIT Trainers only)

Registration opens on October 4, 2010. Interested participants can go to http://www.iu5.org to view the calendar and to register for any training.

DATE / WORKSHOP TYPE / SITE


November 9, 2010  - SASIT - Harrisburg PaTTAN

November 10, 2010  - SASIT - Harrisburg PaTTAN

November 16, 2010 - SAS 101 - King of Prussia PaTTAN

November 18, 2010 - SASIT UPDATE - King of Prussia PaTTAN

November 22, 2010  - SASIT - King of Prussia PaTTAN

November 23, 2010  - SASIT - King of Prussia PaTTAN

November 30, 2010 - SAS 101 - Luzerne - IU 18

 
Friday, September 17, 2010 1:05 PM

The signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 is one of the most important and influential events in American history, establishing the many rights and freedoms "We the People" enjoy today. On Constitution Day, Friday, September 17, 2010, the National Constitution Center  - located only steps away from Independence Hall, where the signing took place  - will celebrate the 223rd anniversary of this remarkable day in history with a wide array of inspiring and educational activities both on location and online. For those of you celebrating in your classrooms, the Center will be webcasting the festivities live at http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_progs_Constitution_Day.aspx where you will also find games, activities and other resources to help you celebrate Constitution Day in your classroom.

 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:10 PM

Hopewell Principal Joins National Education Leadership Board

Contact:
Bob Farrace, NASSP, 703-860-7257
farraceb@principals.org


Reston, VA; August 11, 2010--
Michael Allison, principal of Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, Pa., has been appointed to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the nation'ss leading professional organization for middle level and high school principals and assistant principals.

 

Allison has been at Hopewell since 1998, joining the staff as an assistant principal before becoming its principal in 2000. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals in 2008, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Franciscan University of Stuebenville, where he earned a master's in educational leadership in 1996.

As a member of the NASSP Board of Directors, Allison will participate in shaping the organization'ss federal education policy agenda that advocates for the needs of secondary schools and their students. Allison will also travel to Washington, D.C., periodically to meet with fellow board members and with national figures and federal education policymakers.

"With the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently called No Child Left Behind) being considered for reauthorization, this is a crucial time to consider how federal legislation affects schools," said NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi. "And Michael will be right in the thick of those conversations, providing federal policymakers a much-needed reality check on how their policies will affect actual schools."

About NASSP

In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership. NASSP administers the National Honor Society ®, National Junior Honor Society ®, National Elementary Honor Society ®, and National Association of Student Councils ®. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit www.principals.org.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:03 PM

Governor Edward Rendell signed the $28 billion 2010-11 fiscal year budget into law today. The signing, attended by many education groups including PA Principals Association (represented by Joe Acri, assistant executive director), was held at the Elwood Elementary School in the Mechanicsburg Area School District.   The budget provides $5.8 billion to education which is $250 million more than last year. This is especially significant since almost all other areas of the budget will see a reduction in spending.   

  

  

 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 5:03 PM

On July 1, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education approved changes to Chapter 4 by adopting the Common Core Standards.

  

These curriculum changes will begin next school year with full implementation in July 2013. The State Board has indicated that they will be providing a number of meetings around the Commonwealth to gather input about the implementation.

 
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