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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:15 AM

Nearly 2,500 state government employees hired in the first three months of this year were among the first in the commonwealth workforce to get a taste of pension choice.
PennLive, May 7, 2019
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:14 AM

Transgender and gender-nonbinary teens are at greater risk of sexual assault at schools that deny them access to bathrooms or locker rooms that match their sexual identity, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 3,673 adolescents in the LGBTQ Teen Study, an anonymous web-based survey of U.S. kids ages 13 to 17.
WTAE, May 6, 2019
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Monday, May 6, 2019 9:44 AM

Pennsylvania’s cyber schools overbill public school districts $200 million a year, the head of the Pennsylvania School Board Association said last week.
Meadville Tribune, May 5, 2019
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Monday, May 6, 2019 9:42 AM

Across the country — and even around the world — teachers are using this educational game to improve students' comprehension of geography, a subject students in this country struggle with.
NPR, May 3, 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019 9:00 AM

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Thursday urged legislators to invest in helping school districts strengthen cybersecurity as part of the next state budget.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 2, 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019 8:59 AM

About half of all school districts in Pennsylvania are getting grants, most ranging from less than $10,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Three districts – the Norristown Area School District, the Philadelphia School District and the Upper Darby School District – got more than $1 million.
WHYY, May 2, 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019 8:57 AM

State Sen. Ryan Aument has traded one legislative leadership role for another. The Landisville Republican, who in March was chosen as the Senate Republican caucus secretary, no longer serves as the Senate Education Committee chair, a position he held since January. State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati this week announced that Republican Sen. Wayne Langerholc has replaced Aument as chair.
LancasterOnline, May 1, 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019 8:50 AM

Information is provided below on the benefits of membership in the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) as well as information about becoming a member. Schools have until September to pay for their membership at an early-bird rate, and PASC also offers a three-year payment. Membership gives schools access to PASC awards programs and discounted rates for conference and camp attendance.

Click on the link below for information regarding their PAL (Principal-Advisor-Leader) Conference (to be held at two locations) in the fall. The PAL Conference is held every other year and is an opportunity for principals, student council advisors, and student leaders to come together and begin to work to plan their year together.

Click here for PASC Membership Information

Click here for PAL Conference Information

 

 

 

 
Friday, May 3, 2019 8:40 AM

Penn State PRO Wellness has opened enrollment for its free Healthy Champions program. All Pennsylvania schools – public and private, K-12 – can enroll for FREE through June 30, 2019. Penn State PRO Wellness, in partnership with the Highmark Foundation, provides enrolled schools with FREE health education materials to help teach youth and their families how to bring healthier choices to life. 

 

 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:19 PM

It’s widely accepted that there is a crisis in reading in this country, but there is also a writing crisis that requires our attention. Regardless of where one stands on the education reform spectrum, we all must do everything possible to find the best, most comprehensive solutions to address this crisis.

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