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Monday, September 10, 2018 9:50 AM

A recent heat wave in Southeastern Pennsylvania has education advocates calling for more state funding for school infrastructure upgrades. 
WITF, Sept. 8, 2018
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Friday, September 7, 2018 11:33 AM

The Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators (PASPA) and the Eastern Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators (EPASPA) will present the first webinar in the series for 2018-19: PDE Updates: Certification on Friday, September 14, 2018 (9:30 a.m.).

Join us for an update on what is happening at the Pennsylvania Department of Education with certification.  This webinar with Karen Turner of PDE will review and update current information.

Intended Audience: HR administrators, principals, superintendents

To register* for the webinar broadcast click on the link below:

https://paiu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HvrmYucwTriWATWo7BtXCw

EPASPA and PASPA current members who have registered will receive a confirmation email through Zoom with instructions on how to join the webinar on or before September 14.  IMPORTANT: Anyone having trouble connecting or who has not received the confirmation email from Zoom, should contact Chris Washington at cwashington@mciu.org before 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14.

*Anyone who attends the EPASPA meeting at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in Norristown, PA, on Friday morning,  September 14, does NOT have to register for the presentation. 

 
Friday, September 7, 2018 11:30 AM

Teacher shortages are worsening across the US for the majority of states, according to an exclusive survey by the Guardian.

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Friday, September 7, 2018 11:29 AM

The Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel's (PASPA) Best Practices in Human Resources (Encore) (on-site academy or webinar) will be held at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale, PA 17093 on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (On-site registration 8:30 a.m.)

Intended Audience: HR administrators, superintendents, principals and HR assistants 

Did you miss John Knebl’s (PASPA consultant) HR Boot Camp in the fall of 2016? If so join us for PASPA’s upcoming current comprehensive on-site academy/webinar focusing on an overview of human resources essentials including planning, staffing, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits administration, record maintenance, legal issues, and other pertinent topics. 

Registration: $75 PASPA members          $95 Non-members

To register for either the on-site academy or webinar*, go to www.paspa.org /Upcoming Events/September 24, 2018 Boot Camp: Best Practices in Human Resources (Encore)

*Registered webinar participants will receive an email with a passcode to the webinar within 24 hours of the program and contact information for technology issues. 

 
Friday, September 7, 2018 11:24 AM

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 3:00-3:45 PM EDT, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) will be hosting a conversation with Kent Talbert, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, who is currently serving as the co-lead for the Federal Commission on School Safety. Mr. Talbert will be joined on the call by staff lead for the Commision's work, Meredith Miller.

Members will hear an update on the work of the Commission since its conception in April, and will have the opportunity to ask questions during the virtual meeting. Click the button below for registration details.

Register here.

 
Friday, September 7, 2018 9:41 AM

While the landmark Janus v. AFSCME decision had many clear implications for how public employee unions are able to operate going forward, there’s still room for states to grapple with exactly how they comply with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Watchdog.org, Sept. 6, 2018
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Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:49 AM

A new paper in the journal Pediatrics summarizes the evidence for letting kids let loose. "Play is not frivolous," the paper insists, twice. "It is brain building." The authors — Michael Yogman, Andrew Garner, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff — ask pediatricians to take an active role by writing a "prescription for play" for their young patients in the first two years of life.
NPR, Aug. 31, 2018
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Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:48 AM

A pilot program allowing school districts to send school work home with students during cancellations ended at the end of last school year. Now, state Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill wants (R-York County) wants to try and make the program optional statewide. Her proposal would give school districts across Pennsylvania up to five flexible-instruction days, where school work is sent to students to work from home.
Fox Channel 43, Sept. 5, 2018
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:00 AM

State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York County, is looking to give schools an option that allows them to give students school work to do at home for up to five days in a school year and still have those days count toward the minimum 180 instructional day requirement that state law requires.
Pennlive, Sept. 5, 2018
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 8:59 AM

If a pair of powerful Pennsylvania state senators get their way, a burgeoning approach to managing student behavior could become a mandate. The central plank of their proposal is a requirement that all teachers, school board members and school employees “with direct contact with students” receive trauma-informed training.
WHYY, Sept. 4, 2018
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