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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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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:39 AM

The U.S. Secret Service offered help Thursday to school districts struggling with how to recognize students at risk of becoming the next school shooter.
Associated Press, July 17, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:37 AM

A local lawmaker is proposing new legislation in Harrisburg to improve school safety. State Rep. Jason Ortitay's legislation calls for the creation of special threat assessment teams at every school district.
WPXI, July 18, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:09 AM

While the PIAA has proposed remedies via rule changes to toughen transfer guidance (which could be approved as soon as Wednesday at its bimonthly board meeting also in State College), many in the public sphere believe them to be ineffective half-measures.
Delaware County Daily Times, July 17, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:08 AM

With Pennsylvania licensing fewer and fewer teachers, the state recently announced it will send $2 million in federal aid to eight colleges and universities in hopes of boosting their teacher prep pipelines.
WITF, July 17, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:50 AM

Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new report. It is the first of three studies of The Wallace Foundation's Principal Supervisor Initiative, a four-year, $24 million effort studied by Mathematica Policy Research and Vanderbilt University. The report, "A New Role Emerges for Principal Supervisors: Evidence from Six Districts in the Principal Supervisor Initiative," details the implementation of five key components to reshape the supervisor position in six large, urban school districts. Each district changed the job descriptions and restructured central offices so that principal supervisors could step away from operational, administrative and compliance tasks to coach, mentor and advise principals to be more effective as instructional leaders.

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Sources: NAESP Principal Insights, July 17, 2018; and Mathematica.

 

 
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