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Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:34 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Team will host a webinar on January 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The webinar is titled, Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) January Monthly Webinar: Truancy. The webinar will be presented by Carol Kuntz, the Department’s Director of the Office of Safe Schools. An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided.

To register for the January 18th webinar, go to:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/80968424132880130

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. On the day of the webinar, PDE recommends that you use the telephone for the audio portion of the webinar.  It seems to be the most reliable. 

This webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend, a link to the recording will be posted to the PDE website on the AEDY Page as soon as possible following the webinar.

 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:59 AM

The PA Principals Association has announced its Aspiring Principals Workshops for Spring 2018 - Previewing the Principalship and Getting the Job-Done Right! - to be held  March 2-3, 2018 at the PA Principals Association Headquarters, 122 Valley Rd., Summerdale, PA 17018. See below for the Workshop flyer/schedule. The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.  

The cost for each workshop is $200, but are now being offered for $175, provided to you at a discounted rate through a grant from The Horace Mann Companies.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Kinner at 

kinner@paprincipals.org

 Click here for the workshop flyer (schedule).

 Click here for a registration form.

 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:19 AM

The headlines in coverage of Pennsylvania public schools tend to revolve around action in Harrisburg or issues in the state’s largest urban districts. In much of the state, though, many small and rural districts like Titusville face challenges similar to their urban counterparts, just on a different scale.
WHYY, Jan. 3, 2018
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Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:18 AM

Pennsylvania's Department of Education is now on the clock to address weaknesses in its plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
PennLive.com, Jan. 4, 2018
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 1:13 PM

As you may already be aware, Act 55 of 2017, a new law making significant changes to the Pennsylvania Public School Code, was enacted on November 6, 2017. Among its various amendments was a revision to Section 1337 prohibiting schools from denying a school food program meal to any student who requests one but does not have the money to pay for the meal at the time of service or in his or her meal account. Based on this change, schools may only withhold meals from a student if they receive written direction from a parent or guardian. Click here for more.

 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 8:46 AM

Public schools in Philadelphia, the eighth-largest school district in the United States, will begin a return to local control on July 1 following approval this week by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his education secretary.
Business Insider, Dec. 28, 2017
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 8:45 AM

Teachers have long dipped into their own pockets to fund their classrooms. Across the country, the average educator spends $350 of her or his own money annually on supplies and other items — from apps to enhance their students’ experiences to food and clothes to meet their basic needs, according to Scholastic, the publishing, education, and media company. 
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 1, 2018
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:44 AM

Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.
Carlisle Sentinel, Dec. 31, 2017
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:43 AM

Changes to the federal tax code could encourage more Pennsylvania businesses to pump money into K-12 private schools instead of paying state taxes. That’s according to an analysis by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), which says it discovered an expanded loophole in the new law.
WHYY, Jan. 1, 2018
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:41 AM

If it seems like state lawmakers didn’t accomplish much in 2017, there’s a reason for that.They didn’t. After struggling four months past the June deadline to balance the budget, the Legislature ended the year having passed 82 bills signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
The Daily Item, Dec. 30, 2017
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