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Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:05 AM

A total of $900,000 in grants are available for schools to start or expand alternative breakfast programs, such as grab-and-go, breakfast in the classroom, etc. through the School Breakfast Initiative. The deadline for applying for these grants is fast approaching: April 6, 2016.
See below for links to the applications and more information! 
 

There is also a free webinar at 10 a.m. March 28 titled Pennsylvania's School Breakfast Initiative:
 
You will learn about alternative serving methods that can greatly increase participation in school breakfast. Gov. Wolf's School Breakfast Initiative will also be discussed which includes the availability of mini-grants to schools to start or expand breakfast programs!
More news about the grants, along with the actual application, can be found here:
 
Governor Wolf School Breakfast Initiative Now Offering Grants to Schools
 
School Breakfast Program:  Mini-Grant
 
School Breakfast Program:  Mini-Grant (FORM)

http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Food%20and%20Nutrition/Pennsylvania-Breakfast%20Mini-Grant%20Application.pdf

 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:31 AM

Nearly three fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to "harden" schools, according to a new Gallup poll.
NPR, March 22, 2018
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Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:30 AM

More than 300,000 Pennsylvania school teachers are getting letters telling them they are eligible for free credit monitoring due to a security incident that occurred last month involving personal identity information on a state Education Department database.
Allentown Morning Call, March 22, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:43 AM

Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday. 
Associated Press, March 20, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:42 AM

Within hours of one another on Monday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court and a lower federal district court rejected Republican appeals against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw the state's congressional map.
WITF, March 20, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:41 AM

As schools around the U.S. look for ways to impose tougher security measures in the wake of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, FL, they don’t have to look further than urban districts such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York that installed metal detectors and other security in the 1980s and 1990s to combat gang and drug violence.
Associated Press, March 20, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018 11:13 AM

Register today for a free Webinar on Pennsylvania's School Breakfast Initiative, March 28 from 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. You will learn about alternative serving methods that can greatly increase participation in school breakfast. Gov. Wolf's School Breakfast Initiative will also be discussed which includes the availability of mini-grants to schools to start or expand breakfast programs!

Click here to register and for more information.

 

 
Monday, March 19, 2018 9:09 AM

Community and school leaders are seeing a dramatic rise in vaping trends among teens, who are using hard-to-detect “juuling” devices to inhale flavored juices, nicotine and, in some cases, highly concentrated marijuana. A study, released in early March, shows cancer-causing toxins are found in teens who vape.
Bucks County Courier Times, March 19, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018 9:08 AM

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns. While those calling for new restrictions stood in the spotlight, the surge of youth activism has exposed sharp differences of opinion.
Associated Press, March 19, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018 9:07 AM

Changes implemented earlier this month by the state Department of Auditor General ensure all school district audits and reviews examine school safety measures and provide findings to law enforcement officials.
Scranton Times-Tribune, March 19, 2018
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