Press Releases

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:56 AM

The 2018 PA Principals Association election was completed on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. The results are as follows:

Regional Representatives

East I (elementary): Brian Kelly, Forest City Area School District

East II (secondary): Michael Maley, Pottsville Area School District

Central I (secondary): Curtis Johnson, State College Area School District

Central III (elementary): Jessica Quinter, Juniata Valley School District

West II (elementary): David Keibler, Leechburg Area School District

West II (secondary): Raymond Omer, Mohawk Area School District

 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:33 AM

Pennsylvania lawmakers and educators Wednesday morning will unveil the details of a new package of bills designed to beef up career and technical education to meet the state's future workforce needs.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 17, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:17 PM

HARRISBURG (April 16, 2018) - On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School, members of organizations representing families, educators, school administrators, school boards, and law enforcement will join parents, students and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for a town hall meeting on school safety issues on April 19 at Susquehanna Township High School.

Hosted by PSEA, PASA, PSBA, PA Principals, PA PTA, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro; representatives from these organizations will be on stage, along with a school psychologist and a safety officer.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The Pennsylvania Cable Network will livestream the forum at www.pcntv.com.

Click here for the full press release.

 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:29 AM

Pennsylvania students would be required to pass a test proving their civics knowledge to earn a certificate of recognition under legislation that the state House of Representative overwhelmingly approved on Monday.
PennLive, April 16, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:28 AM

The music, mixed and edited by Columbia High School students, provided a soundtrack to one of the IU’s signature annual events highlighting the innovative techniques and programs school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties have adopted to redefine learning.
LancasterOnline, April 17, 2018
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Monday, April 16, 2018 12:27 PM

Paul M. Healey, PA Principals Association Executive Director, and Dr. Joseph H. Clapper, PA Principals Association Assistant Executive Director, participated alongside other educational leaders at today's rally for Public Education at the Capitol in Harrisburg. The 2017-2018 State of Education Report was released today. See below for photos taken at the rally.

 

getting ready for rally Healey RallyMains Rally

Pictured from left to right:

Getting ready for rally for Public Education.     

Dr. Healey addresses crowd at rally.              

Nathan Mains, PSBA executive director, speaks at rally.

 
Monday, April 16, 2018 9:40 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has issued this notice to ensure that chief school administrators and others responsible for the oversight of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) programs are aware that the End-of-Year Reporting through the Safe Schools' website will open (www.safeschools.state.pa.us) June 1, 2018.

The PDE will continue to support the AEDY initiative through technical assistance, site visits, and professional development opportunities.

END-OF-YEAR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Please understand that all school districts and charter schools that place students in AEDY programs, which by definition are designed and utilized as disciplinary placements operated by a public school entity or approved AEDY private provider, must complete their End-of-Year Reporting to KSys through the Safe Schools' website. As modified during the 2015-16 End-of-Year Reporting, sending school districts are now responsible for entering data for all their AEDY students.  IU programs are no longer able to enter these students on behalf of sending LEAs.

Programs are required to operate in accordance with their application submitted and approved by the PDE. In addition, programs must provide all AEDY services required by Title 24 Article XIX-C of the Pennsylvania School Code and by the 2013-15 PDE AEDY Program Guidelines for which data collection must be completed each year.

The deadline for AEDY End-of-Year Reporting must be completed by August 31, 2018, for the 2017-18 school year. If there is an approved program that was not utilized for placements for the 2017-18 school year, please submit a letter signed by the superintendent on school district letterhead indicating that no placements were made and submit via email to the State AEDY Team, ATTN:  Dana Klouser, to have the program removed from your reporting requirement.

If you require further clarification regarding the End-of-Year Reporting process, or have any questions pertaining to the AEDY program, please contact the State AEDY Team at 717.705.3771 or email dklouser@pa.gov.

 
Monday, April 16, 2018 9:15 AM

Rep. Dan Miller, has introduced a bill that he said is aimed at giving Pennsylvania youths a better start and putting them on a better path to graduating high school and succeeding later in life. House Bill 2229 would require students to be in school from 6 years old to 18 years old.
Carlisle Sentinel, April 12, 2018
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Monday, April 16, 2018 9:14 AM

Not everyone agrees whether arming teachers is the solution to school shootings. The debate has come up in the past, but after 17 students and teachers were killed in February at a Parkland, FL, high school, the topic blew up. 
Beaver County Times, April 13, 2018
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Monday, April 16, 2018 9:13 AM

When teachers and school staff members do hear of threats, knowing exactly how to respond can be challenging.
NPR, April 14, 2018
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