Press Releases

Monday, July 2, 2018 8:05 AM

Coding schools are offering free classes in exchange for a percentage of future income. But at what cost?

 

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Friday, June 29, 2018 8:54 AM

The Pennsylvania Principals Association, a Non-profit association, has an immediate full time opening for a Director of Membership. Ideal candidate possesses knowledge and experience with recruiting and retaining members as well as marketing skills to attract new members. Significant experience with membership databases, Microsoft programs, social media platforms, and a willingness to adapt to changing environments are priorities. Experience working with a non-profit and a 4-year degree in marketing or communications or a closely related field is preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should fax resume to PA Principals Association – 717-732-4890. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

 
Friday, June 29, 2018 8:53 AM

The 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey attempts to find out why by asking kids in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, tough — and sometimes uncomfortable — questions about their mental health. Most of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts participated.
LancasterOnline, June 29, 2018
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Friday, June 29, 2018 8:52 AM

Pennsylvania labor unions vowed to keep doing their job representing workers after Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government workers can no longer be required to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining.
Associated Press, June 28, 2018
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:27 AM

It’s tough to help a child succeed when school “report cards” are full of confusing jargon

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:25 AM

The House is proposing to cut funding for school safety programs, even as Congress continually increases spending on its own security. Some lawmakers and education advocates question the logic of this amid a nationwide conversation on school security, gun violence and self-harm.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:22 AM

Governor Tom Wolf's administration issued its findings from six school safety task force field hearings set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida, with better security, training and student services at the core of what the school community is seeking.
Associated Press, June 27, 2018
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:55 AM

Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the common themes that will be addressed in an upcoming report from the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force, created by Gov. Wolf and the Auditor General in February after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. This announcement comes following the passage of Gov. Wolf’s 2018-19 bi-partisan budget, which includes $60 million for a School Safety Fund to strengthen security and mental health services in schools.

Appointed by the governor, the task force held a series of six regional roundtables at schools from April through June to listen to students, parents, school officials, school nurses and other health care professionals, law enforcement, education organizations and community members about their ideas to improve safety and security.

Based on the expertise and opinions shared during the regional roundtables and hundreds of comments provided through an online feedback form, the task force identified multiple themes, including recommendations, barriers and opportunities. The overarching themes to strengthen school security heard by the task force include:

  • Improved communication and information sharing
  • Enhanced social and emotional learning
  • Increased access to mental health services, including more health professionals in schools
  • Building community connections
  • Effectively integrating law enforcement and school resource officers
  • Providing guidance on establishing priorities for schools
  • Providing schools with more resources

Read the full content of the initial findings here.

Other members of the task force included vice-chairs Derin Myers, Acting Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Mark DiRocco, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators; Bonita Allen, President of the Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association; Judy Morgitan, Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners; and Dolores McCracken, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Each meeting included over 40 community participants invited by the vice-chairs to create a discussion focused on the needs of that region.

Several members of the Wolf Administration provided support to the task force, including Homeland Security Director Marcus Brown, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak, Acting State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick, and Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Deputy Secretary Lynn Kovich.

The task force plans to release its final report before the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The 2018-19 budget, which the governor signed last week, includes the newly created School Safety Fund, a $60 million investment to help individual school districts meet their local needs by funding a wide variety of programs aimed to keep students and teachers safe.

The funding will be awarded to schools in the form of grants to cover numerous expenses and programs, including physical building upgrades, security equipment, violence prevention education programs, teacher training, alternative education programs, and special and individualized mentoring programs.

Also included is a new program that will allow the Pennsylvania State Police to create three regional Risk and Vulnerability Teams to help schools undergo security and safety assessments.

And, the state will be creating a confidential, statewide tip line that will allow students and teachers to anonymously report potentially dangerous situations or individuals that involve schools.

“This new money aligns with the themes we heard during the task force and will help address the needs of school districts by providing an immediate infusion of funds, so our schools can increase security while creating programs that meet the safety needs of their schools and communities,” Gov. Wolf said.

Click Here to view the findings. The full report will be released before the 18-19 school year.

Source: Press Release, Office of the Governor, June 26, 2018.

 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:16 PM

A symposium, Helping the Children Affected by Addiction, will be held on August 14, 2018, at the Best Western, 800 E. Park Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The fee is $40. Sponsored by Gaudenzia Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services, Central Region. The symposium is intended for: school teachers, administration, guidance staff, early intervention, parents, grandparents, foster parents, etc.

Click on this link to register: www.eventbrite.com/helping-the-children-affected-by-addiction-symposium-tickets-47315255202

Click here for more information, including the schedule.

 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:53 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Legislation that would require Pennsylvania's schools to prominently display the phone number for reporting suspected child abuse is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.

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