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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:17 PM

Last week in Cincinnati, Walnut Hills High School announced that 17 of its students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college admissions test.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:16 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Better fiscal times are continuing for Pennsylvania, as the state reports stronger-than-expected tax collections amid the best stretch of collections in at least a decade.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:47 AM

There’s a new champ in the area: U.S. News & World Report named Philadelphia’s Julia R. Masterman High School the top high school in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Philly Voice, April 30, 2019
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:39 AM

Students from Susquehanna Township, Central Dauphin East and Harrisburg school districts participated in a roundtable discussion Monday with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Shapiro is interested in students’ thoughts about bullying, cyberbullying and coping skills. Shapiro launched a statewide Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System in January. 
PennLive, April 29, 2019
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:38 AM

Pennsylvania school officials didn’t gather in the Capitol rotunda Monday to praise charter and cyber-charter schools. Nor did they come to bury them. Instead, realizing they’re stuck with the taxpayer-funded alternatives to traditional public schools, they called on state lawmakers to reform the way the state pays for them, and to insist on better academic performance from institutions that now serve tens of thousands of Keystone State school children.
Penn Capital-Star, April 29, 2019
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:37 AM

Champions of EITC like to pretend these are corporate contributions to education. The reality is that corporations divert up to 90% of their tax liability directly to organizations that provide scholarships and tuition for private and religious schools.
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 30, 2019
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Monday, April 29, 2019 9:12 AM

Special education costs in Northeast Pennsylvania school districts increased by $110 million over nine years — straining budgets as districts try to deliver the education they are legally required to provide.
Citizens' Voice, April 28, 2019
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Monday, April 29, 2019 9:10 AM

Security is a top priority for school districts throughout the state, but districts in rural areas say they are often at a disadvantage when funding upgrades to school security. They're now asking the state to make a change.
WJAC Channel 6, April 24, 2019
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Friday, April 26, 2019 1:20 PM

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires states to report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency (LEA) in the state on the targets established in the State Performance Plan. This year states are required to report LEA performance on the following State Performance Plan school-age indicators for students with disabilities: Graduation Rates; Dropout Rates; Participation and Performance on Statewide Assessments; Suspension Rates; Educational Environments; School-Facilitated Parent Involvement; Disproportionate Representation by Race/Ethnicity Receiving Special Education; Disproportionate Representation by Race/Ethnicity in Specific Disability Categories; Timelines for Initial Evaluation; Individualized Education Program Secondary Transition Goals and Services; and Post-School Outcomes.

To fulfill the State Performance Plan public reporting requirement for the 2017-18 school year, each LEA will have an online Special Education Data Report (SEDR) that shows local performance on the above indicators. In some instances, an LEA’s report will not have data for every indicator (e.g., the data comes from cyclical monitoring and the LEA was not monitored in 2017-18 or the data set is too small to be reliable) and a reason code will be on the report.

Prior to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) publishing these reports publicly, LEAs will have an opportunity to preview the site and their reports. The preview period will begin April 29, 2019, and end on May 3, 2019. To review your State Performance Plan SEDR, visit Preview of LEA SEDR and click on SEDR Reports. Once on the SEDR preview landing page, select your LEA from either of the Public Reporting Preview drop-downs. The accompanying narrative explains how data are obtained and how to interpret the reports. If your LEA has questions or concerns about the data displayed, first consult your Intermediate Unit Data Manager to ensure that the data submitted to the state matches what your LEA provided. If questions remain following these internal reviews and verifications, contact Jodi Rissinger, Data Manager with PDE, via email at jrissinger@pa.gov.

When the SEDR Reports go live on the public site, they can be accessed by visiting the PennData homepage at PennData Webpage and clicking on Public Reporting. The most current State Performance Plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education is available for reference on the PDE website at www.education.pa.gov and the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network website at www.pattan.net.

 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:35 PM

Registration is now open for the PA Principals Association’s LEAD19 Conference, October 13-14 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA. Up to 70 PIL hours will be available! (Pending)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Schedule at a Glance 

Featured Keynote Speakers:

Dr. John Draper

Dr. Michael Snell 

Donate to Backpack Weekend Food Program

(To Receive An Extra Diamond Social Drawing Ticket!) 

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today:

If hotel accommodations are required, please call The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at 1-800-233-7505 on or before September 10, 2019 and specify you are with the Pennsylvania Principals Association by using the Group Code PRIN1019, or CLICK HERE to reserve a room online. Click BOOK NOW, select your reservation criteria, and enter Group Code - PRIN1019, Click Check Availability.

The deadline to receive the group discount when making hotel reservations is on or before September 10, 2019. 

Group rate is based on availability & space is limited.

 
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