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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:52 AM

The head of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will also lead a group within the agency that will administer $60 million for school safety funded in a new state budget package. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday tapped commission chairman Charles Ramsey to head up the new School Safety and Security Committee.
Associated Press, July 23, 2018
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:50 AM

Did you know that the state is underfunding the Reading School District by $118 million a year, according to Pennsylvania’s fair funding formula?  Allentown? $80.6 million. Bethlehem? $23 million. East Stroudsburg? $23 million.

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Monday, July 23, 2018 9:16 AM

It could be the start of a trend as more schools fearful of shootings consider adopting the technology, which has been gaining ground on city streets and in some businesses and government agencies. 
NBC Channel 10, July 23, 2018
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Monday, July 23, 2018 8:16 AM

A collection of superintendents hopes to spark a seismic shift in Pennsylvania high school sports during a Tuesday meeting in State College.

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Monday, July 23, 2018 8:10 AM

“Should a school wish to form its own organization, that school must train and certify its own officials, develop its own rules, get its own insurance and defend any litigation brought against the school,”

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Friday, July 20, 2018 8:45 AM

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bryan Cutler, of Peach Bottom, that allows school boards to enter executive session to discuss safety and security matters was approved by Gov. Tom Wolf on June 22.
LancasterOnline, July 19, 2018
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Friday, July 20, 2018 8:15 AM

There’s no getting over the fact that you need to use email and other communication tools to do your job. And despite all the outcries over email taking over our lives, this isn't wasted time. Communication in the workplace is important. But, if we're constantly switching our focus to check emails or Slack messages, we never have the chance to truly focus on our most important work. Nowhere is this more obvious than in a recent study that found with email alone, 84 percent of users keep their inbox open in the background at all times with 70 percent of emails being opened within 6 seconds of receipt.  

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Source: RescueTime: Blog, July 11, 2018.

 

 
 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:49 AM

The PIAA passed two serious policy proposals on Wednesday that could drastically affect competitive balance in Pennsylvania high school sports.
York Daily Record, July 19, 2018
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Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:48 AM

State lawmakers -- particularly the ones running for office -- have spent the last month touting the fact they passed a budget ahead of schedule after a decade of regular impasses. Their success wasn't unusual this year -- nearly every state passed an on-time budget thanks to strong revenues.
WITF, July 18, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:05 AM

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. This kind of coverage is important; talking about challenges is critical to shining the spotlight on inequities and ultimately changing or removing structures that do not support students. As is, talking about solutions that work.

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