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Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:05 AM

U.S. health officials say teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled off the market.
Associated Press, Sept. 12, 2018
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:16 PM

More students are getting more options for 1% milk in schools this year as a result of a recent federal rule change. Schools across the nation are now allowed to serve 1% flavored milk during breakfast and lunch without applying for a waiver, as they had to in 2017-18, according to new federal guidelines.
LancasterOnline, Sept. 12, 2018
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:15 PM

Nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses last year – more than from car accidents. Now schools across the nation are preparing for what some believe is inevitable: Overdoses at schools.
Daily American, Sept. 11, 2018
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:14 PM

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts did nothing illegal during the bidding process for its $25 million facility, but it may have benefited from a loophole in state law that allows charters to conduct construction business in private, the state auditor general said Tuesday.
Allentown Morning Call, Sept. 11, 2018
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:58 AM

Applications for 2018-19 Competitive Equipment Grants are now being accepted. Approximately $1,000,000 in state funds are available for the purchase of equipment for use in the hands-on instruction of students enrolled in Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved career and technical education programs. The equipment must meet industry standards, and both the Occupational Advisory Committee and the local Workforce Development Board must have discussed and recommended each piece of equipment.

This is a competitive grant process. A match of local funds is required.

Guidelines containing application information are available at: Career and Technical Education Grants

The deadline for applications is October 9, 2018 at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Monique Burton, moburton@pa.gov, 717-346-3188 on the application process.

 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:33 AM

For many districts, the cooling challenge isn't limited to installing units: Wiring old buildings is expensive. And in Pennsylvania, where schools are funded heavily by local property taxes, and state money for school construction has withered, the costs can be prohibitive for poorer districts.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 8, 2018
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:27 AM

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 Group rate is based on availability & space is limited.

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Featured Keynote Speakers: Gerry Brooks & Dr. Heather W. Hackman 

 
Monday, September 10, 2018 11:31 AM

ATTENTION MEMBERS: In order to continue to serve our members, we have just completed the testing of our website on mobile devices. Now, all of the current news, events, membership and our signature services are right at your fingertip. Please be sure to bookmark paprincipals.org on your phones, tablets, etc.   

 
Monday, September 10, 2018 11:21 AM

Now that schools are fully back in session, kids will be dealing with increased risks of bullying. According to the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, a child in the U.S. is bullied every seven minutes.

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Monday, September 10, 2018 9:51 AM

 The unusually wet, humid weather -- ideal for mold -- is the main reason for the outbreaks. But it's also likely greater awareness and concern about mold has fueled the decisions to shut down classrooms and buildings, and in some cases cancel school, for removal of mold and subsequent testing to make sure it's gone.
Pennlive, Sept. 8, 2018
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