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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:43 AM

Pennsylvania elected a state record four women to the U.S. House on Tuesday as Democrats smashed the state's all-male congressional delegation, picked up three seats in the chamber and ousted a three-term Republican.
Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2018
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:41 AM

Tom Wolf was reelected governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, cruising to a second term over a Republican opponent who never managed to build a coherent case against the incumbent Democrat.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 6, 2018
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:06 PM
Currently, four PA Principals Association EdCamps ("Improving Student and Teacher Learning Through EdCamp") are scheduled for 2019 across the commonwealth. Click here for program details.
Follow the directions below to register on the PA Principals Association website:

Click on the ‘Register Here for Events’ Block Ad on the right side of the Home Page. Each EdCamp will be listed here. Find the EdCamp you wish to attend, and click on it to register. The cost to attend an EdCamp to earn PIL hours is $99. It is FREE if you are not attending to receive PIL hours.

If you have any questions, please call (717) 732-4999.

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:55 PM

Save the date for the 2019 PA Educational Leadership Summit, sponsored by the PA Principals Association and the PA Association of School Administrators. It will be held from August 4-6, 2019, at the Kalahari Resorts Poconos, Pocono Manor, PA. Administrative teams are encouraged to attend and you can earn 40 Act 45 credits (pending).

See the link below for more information, including the keynote speakers (Dr. Joe Sanfelippo and Jessica Cabeen).

Click here for the Summit Datesaver flyer.

Registration will be opening soon! Look for details in the near future! Registrants are limited.

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:47 PM

Please take part in a research project to assess current practices for kindergarten entry assessment in Pennsylvania publicly-funded K5 classrooms. This project is being conducted by Anne Katona Linn, M.Ed, BCBA for a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development at WVU under the supervision/mentorship of Cecil M. Smith, Ph.D., (304.293.2174) a professor in the College of Education and Human Services. Your participation in this project is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the online survey.

If you complete the survey, you can enter a lottery for a chance to win one of 20 gift cards from Amazon.com for $25. After completing the survey, you will be directed to another survey to enter the lottery drawing. All information will be kept confidential. 

Follow this link to the Survey, or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: (Administrator version of the survey)  

https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uKekOUUo41V4Z7

The teacher version of the survey is below:

Please take part in a research project to assess current practices for kindergarten entry assessment in Pennsylvania publicly-funded K5 classrooms. This project is being conducted by Anne Katona Linn, M.Ed, BCBA for a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development at West Virginia University under the supervision/mentorship of M Cecil Smith, Ph.D., (304.293.2174) a professor in the College of Education and Human Services. Your participation in this project is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the online survey.

If you complete the survey, you can enter a lottery for a chance to win one of 20 gift cards from Amazon.com for $25. After completing the survey, you will be directed to another survey to enter the lottery drawing. All information will be kept confidential. 

Follow this link to the Survey, or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: (Teacher version of the survey

https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7aD6Uf55JAByjEp

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:34 PM

The PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATORS is holding a HR Boot Camp (on-site academy or webinar), "Employee Investigation and Discipline," at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401, on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(On-site registration 8:30 a.m.)

 Intended Audience: HR administrators, superintendents, principals, supervisors

 This academy is designed for individuals who could potentially be involved in an employee investigation.  John Knebl, PASPA Consultant, will present reasons to conduct an investigation, describe the process for conducting an investigation, and provide options for disciplinary action. There will also be an opportunity to observe or participate in a simulated investigation.

Registration: $75 PASPA members                          $95 Non-Members

To register for either the on-site academy at MCIU or webinar* go to: www.paspa.org.  See Upcoming Events, December 3, 2018, HR Boot Camp: Employee Investigation and Discipline.

*Registered participants will receive an email with a passcode to the webinar within 24 hours of the program and contact information for technology issues.

 

 

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:11 PM

PASBO, PASA, PSBA, PAIU, PARSS and the PA Principals Association—in conjunction with PA Schools Work campaign—are participating in the PA Schools Work Regional Summits, and we hope you will too!

The PA Schools Work Regional Summits will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 in eight locations across the commonwealth.

  • Allegheny IU 3: 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120
  • BLaST IU 17: 2400 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Colonial IU 20: 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045
  • PSBA: 400 Bent Creek Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • American Reading Company: 201 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Central IU 10: 60 Decibel Road, Suite 107, State College, PA 16801
  • Luzerne IU 18: 368 Tioga Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704
  • St. Brigid Church: 383 Arch Street, Meadville, PA 16335

These exciting coordinated summits will bring together school and community leaders from each region to kick off a historic school funding campaign focused on adequate, equitable and sustainable education funding for students in all 500 school districts across Pennsylvania.

Regional Summit participants will collaborate with school and community leaders in their regions, learn why the fight for fair education funding is critical for all school districts, gain an understanding of the political landscape and get the necessary tools for effectively engaging legislators, communities, the media and others in this important discussion. Click here for the full agenda.

We hope you—along with other school leaders in your LEA—will help lead the fight for equitable and sustainable school funding in Pennsylvania by attending the Regional Summit in your area.

Click here to register for the PA Schools Work Regional Summit.

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:08 PM

Small classes are very popular with parents. Fewer kids in a room can mean more personal attention for their little ones. Teachers like them too. Fewer kids mean fewer tests to mark and fewer disruptions. Communities across the United States have invested enormously in smaller classes over the past 50 years. Pupil-teacher ratios declined from 22.3 in 1970 to 17.9 in 1985 and dropped to a low of 15.3 in 2008.

Click here for full article.

Source: The Hechninger Report, Nov. 5, 2018.

 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 8:51 AM

Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor's office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump. Today's election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for the state.
NPR, Nov. 5, 2018
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 8:50 AM

Hear from two candidates for lieutenant governor about where they stand on the issue of school safety.
WTAE, Nov. 6, 2018
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