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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:07 AM

The rash of school shootings that averaged one a week in the first 21 weeks of this year -- most notably ones in Florida, Texas, and Maryland -- has raised the profile of school safety in political campaigns, including this year's gubernatorial contest in Pennsylvania. 
Pennlive, Oct. 30, 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018 9:06 AM

According to a new report by the Education Law Center and the statewide coalition PA Schools Work, spending on special education has risen among the state’s 500 school districts. But the study says state funding has failed to keep up with rising costs, creating an ever-widening funding gap.
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 29, 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018 9:05 AM

As voters do their homework to decide which gubernatorial candidate they'll support on Nov. 6, those who place a high importance on education can see clear differences between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner.
Pennlive, Oct. 29, 2018
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Friday, October 26, 2018 11:17 AM

Poor record keeping could be leading to a lack of funding for Pennsylvania schools. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his office is looking into school transportation funds, and the numbers just don't add up.

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Friday, October 26, 2018 9:07 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf signed a cascade of bills passed by the Legislature in the last hours of the 2018-19 legislative session, including a measure that diminishes the importance of standardize testing, another clarifying the law about breaking into vehicles to save hot animals, and one aimed at cutting the number of untested rape kits held by police.
Source: New Castle News, Oct. 26, 2018.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:37 AM

The PA Principals Association applauds the victory for all Pennsylvania students with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing of Senate Bill 1095. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tom McGarrigle, provides Pennsylvania students with multiple options in addition to the Keystone Exams to fulfill high school graduation requirements. With this new legislation, students will be able to draw on multiple academic achievements to demonstrate that they are college and career ready.

 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:21 AM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2nd Conference on Education and Poverty to be held from November 29-December 1, 2018 at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Last year, the inaugural Conference on Education and Poverty was held as a forum to share information, practices, policies and research pertaining to working with students in poverty - with over 300 attendees, 30 concurrent sessions, 3 panel discussions, 2 keynotes, and 1 documentary film.

This year’s program, registration and more information can be found on the website at www.conferenceoneducationandpoverty.org

Keynote speakers will include:

Dr. Susan Craig, author of

Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children's Lives, K–5

Trauma-Sensitive Schools for the Adolescent Years: Promoting Resiliency and Healing, Grades 6–12

Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom

Dr. Changfu Chang, Director of the BBC documentary film Meet Me on the Bridge.

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:10 AM

Roughly one-third of the state’s 11th-graders failed to demonstrate proficiency on the state’s Keystone Exams for algebra and biology, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday. Students did slightly better in literature, with just more than one-quarter of students failing to demonstrate proficiency on the test.
Sunbury Daily Item, Oct. 23, 2018
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:09 AM

About 1.5 million kids ride school buses in Pennsylvania every day. Parents put their trust in bus drivers to get them there safely. This week is National Bus Safety Week.
PAHomePage.com, Oct. 23, 2018
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:47 AM

The teaching profession is transforming, according to research to be released Tuesday: It is larger than ever, but more unstable; it's attracting more educators of color than ever, but losing them at higher rates than white teachers.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 23, 2018
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