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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:41 AM

A pre-proposal webinar was held on Monday, June 11, 2018. A PowerPoint, Q&A document, and recording of the webinar have been posted to the Innovative Teacher and Principal Residency Programs grant webpage.  Please make use of these resources and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.  For additional information, please contact Stephanie Stauffer at sstauffer@pa.gov.

 

 

 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:38 AM

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed legislation that would allow parents to opt their children out of the Keystone Exams, the standardized tests given to high school students.
ABC Channel 27, June 12, 2018
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:23 AM

A legislative committee that oversees the PIAA will have a public hearing next week to discuss the idea of separate championships for public and private schools, as well as other issues in Pennsylvania high school athletics.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:40 AM

The new trauma kits bring to American classrooms lifesaving methods tested on Afghanistan’s battlefields.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2018
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:38 AM

Advocates for changing the way congressional and legislative maps are drawn are continuing their full-court press for establishing an independent citizens commission  to affect the next redistricting in 2021.
PennLive, June 11, 2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018 9:01 AM

Pennsylvania’s budget season is in full swing as the fiscal year winds down and the next one begins July 1. That means the Capitol is swarming with professional and grassroots lobbyists looking to cut, protect or enhance funding levels in a variety of programs.
Allentown Morning Call, June 8, 2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018 9:00 AM

They wouldn’t have to pass it, but students would be required to take a civics test before high school graduation under a bill that could soon become law in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 8, 2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018 8:58 AM

Teens in the United States are receiving high school diplomas in record numbers this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, due to slowly increasing enrollment and steadily declining drop-out rates.
Allentown Morning Call, June 8, 2018
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Friday, June 8, 2018 8:32 AM

When someone makes a threat aimed at a school or public place it's all hands on deck for law enforcement agencies... even if that original call turns out to be a prank. The FBI is sending a message, "Fake threats are not a joke."  The bureau is announcing a new campaign aimed at educating the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats to schools and other public places.
YourErie.com, June 7, 2018
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Friday, June 8, 2018 8:28 AM

In a new poll released Thursday, 64% of Pennsylvania likely voters said they would support a tax increase to expand publicly funded preschool education, responding to a hypothetical hike of .01 percentage points in the personal income tax, which would cost an average taxpayer about $50.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 7, 2018
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