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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:42 AM

Less than two weeks ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez delivered what amounts to a post-millennial rebuke to every preceding American generation for failing to protect her and her peers.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:16 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debate questions Tuesday about public school funding in Pennsylvania exposed big differences in how the three candidates for the Republican nomination for governor to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf would approach or fund public schools.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:14 AM

The way libraries operate is a common place for jokes. Television shows and commercials still portray a dark library with a 70-something-year-old librarian hushing patrons who are being too loud.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:55 AM

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania will require raising more than $14.4 billion from other taxes, but huge numbers have never discouraged the idea’s supporters. If anything, they think they’re closer than ever to accomplishing what seemed impossible and ridiculous to most state legislators a decade ago.
Philadelphia Tribune, March 6, 2018
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:54 AM

A study by the Education Trust that analyzed state and local support for the poorest and wealthiest schools districts in every state found Pennsylvania ranked next to Mississippi in terms of how far support the poorest districts ranked below that for the wealthiest schools. The difference: the poorest schools received about 11% less per student than the wealthiest schools.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 5, 2018
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:52 AM

A looming state court challenge to the way Pennsylvania funds its schools could have dramatic implications, particularly for small and poorer schools that struggle to compete when judged against school districts that can lean move heavily on local property taxes. 
Meadville Tribune, March 5, 2018
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Monday, March 5, 2018 9:27 AM

In light of the recent incident in Florida, there is national attention about school safety and violence in our schools. We have teamed up with PASA, PSEA, and PSBA to provide a FREE WEBINAR to our members on this issue. SIGMA Threat Management Associates is an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence and violence prevention. This webinar will provide you with valuable information on best practices on assessing and managing threatening situations.

The free webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 6th either at 10 AM or 6 PM.  Each webinar is 75 minutes in length and participation is limited to 500 individuals per webinar. 

You may want to get your colleagues together as a team to view and discuss this webinar.  

Please see the link below to register and register early to get a spot!  

https://www.psba.org/event/school-threat-assessment/ 

 

 

Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director

 
Monday, March 5, 2018 9:26 AM

In the two weeks since the shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, a wave of gun-control measures were proposed and taken under consideration in various state legislatures. Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced at least 11 bills, including one that would ban the AR-15 rifle allegedly used in the Florida shooting.
Allentown Morning Call, March 5, 2018
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Monday, March 5, 2018 9:25 AM

A wide-ranging discussion prompted by the shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 included a focus on state police efforts to help schools boost security.
Sunbury Daily Item, March 2, 2018
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Monday, March 5, 2018 9:23 AM

The state House education committee plans to explore the issue of school safety at a March 15 hearing that will include whether the General Assembly should give schools the power to arm teachers and other staff.
Allied News, March 4, 2018
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