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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:21 AM

To recognize the significant role Assistant Principals play in the overall academic achievement of students, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the American Federation of School Administrators celebrate National Assistant Principals Week, April 9 – 13, 2018. This week is to honor the impact assistant principals have on the success of schools around the country.

National Assistant Principals Week is a time to spotlight the crucial role APs play in school and student success. To properly celebrate assistant principals and highlight their leadership in both schools and communities, several resources and activities have been planned, which can be found at www.naesp.org/apweek.

 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:13 AM

The Pennsylvania Principals Association is collaborating with PASBO, PASA, PSBA, PARSS and PAIU to provide advocacy training for educational leaders. This training will focus on engaging with legislators, working with the media and using social media for advocacy.

We highly encourage you to consider attending one of the training sessions this spring.  Below is a link for you to learn more about the training and to register for a session. 

http://file2.pasbo.org/Spring 2018 Advocacy Training.pdf

This is a crucial time to learn more about how to best advocate for our public schools. 

If you have any questions about this school leader advocacy training, feel free to contact Dr. Joseph Clapper, assistant executive director at  

clapper@paprincipals.org

 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:17 AM

Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:42 AM

A new bipartisan bill proposed in the state Senate last week would provide high school students alternative pathways to graduation other than demonstrating proficiency on Keystone Exams.
LancasterOnline, April 10, 2018
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Monday, April 9, 2018 9:00 AM

As community members gathered at the Municipal Building on Saturday afternoon for a panel discussion on gun violence, one issue dominated the conversation — when is too young to start preparing children for active shooter situations?
Centre Daily Times, April 7, 2018
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Monday, April 9, 2018 8:59 AM

A bill recently introduced in the state Senate that proposes changes in the use of standardized testing as a graduation requirement for high school students is receiving praise from educators near and far.
Delaware County Daily Times, April 6, 2018
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Monday, April 9, 2018 8:58 AM

Pennsylvania's School Safety Task Force met on Friday at the Central York SD Central Office in York to kick off a series of regional meetings to hear from students, parents, school officials, law enforcement, health care experts and residents about ways to improve school safety and security.
Explore Clarion, April 7, 2018
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Monday, April 9, 2018 8:30 AM

A safe schools forum, "Town Hall: Ensuring PA K-12 Public Schools Are Safe," hosted by the PA State Education Association (PSEA), the PA Principals Association, the PA Association of School Administrators, the PA School Boards Association, the PA PTA, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT at Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, PA.

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Friday, April 6, 2018 10:06 AM

The 2018-19 CATS Secondary Program Approval file is now open for new secondary CTE program approval requests.  The CATS file is a series of individual pages containing data elements pertaining to various aspects of approved CTE programs.  The Bureau recommends that approval for programs of study (POS) be sought for all programs for which a POS exists.  For programs for which a POS has not been developed, seek Tech Prep approval.  All approved programs must be delivered as POS or Tech Prep.  All industry certifications MUST be entered for the teacher and students.  The deadline for seeking new program approval is May 31, 2018. CATS can be accessed at the login on PDE's homepage.

The Career Pathway Option is a program consisting of a minimum of two related CIPs that are POS approved programs and offer the same foundational technical curriculum the first year. The newly updated CATS Secondary Program Approval Instructions are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.

Any secondary institution may submit a request for POS approval. Currently, there are 42 POS available on PDE's website.

The competency/task grid for each POS has been developed as the foundational curriculum framework for the CIP.  Therefore, all competencies/tasks must be addressed in the approved program. POS competency/task grids have been revised and are posted on the PDE's website. LEAs are expected to use the most recent list available. Additional competencies should be added as recommended by your Occupational Advisory Committee.

In addition, your approved POS will provide the benefit of the articulated credits indicated by the statewide group of postsecondary institutions on CollegeTransfer.net.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Keisling, by phone (717)783-6996 or email tkeisling@pa.gov.

 
Friday, April 6, 2018 8:54 AM

Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it's not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state's teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.  Full Story

 
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