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Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:38 AM

School safety has been at the forefront following the school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead. KYW's Jessica Dean spoke to eight teachers from across the Delaware Valley for a conversation about school safety and what could be done to prevent this type of tragedy from happening.
CBS Philly, Feb. 28, 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:37 AM

There is a growing list of schools where students are planning a walkout against gun violence March 14.
PennLive, Feb. 28, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:15 AM

Dr. Paul Healey, Executive Director, PA Principals Association, appeared on Smart Talk Radio on Wednesday, Feb. 28, talking about school safety with other education organization representatives. The show aired on WITF (89.5 and 93.3) from 9-10 a.m. and will air again tonight at 7 p.m.

Click here to listen.  

 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:48 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court turned away a request to halt the implementation of the congressional district map it produced after declaring the previous map an unconstitutional gerrymander. 
Allentown Morning Call, Feb. 27, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:47 AM

Pennsylvania Republicans are pushing Senate Bill 383, which would allow school boards to decide whether to permit school district employees to carry a firearm. But teachers in Lancaster County say they are fearful that these proposals could cause more harm than good.
TiogaPublishing.com, Feb. 27, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:46 AM

Students at some central Pennsylvania high schools are planning to take part in a protest March 14 against gun violence, joining their peers around the country in the wake of the Parkland, FL, school shooting.
PennLive, Feb. 27, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:23 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Team will host one-day regional conferences at each of the three PaTTAN offices in the state.

These regional training events will provide attendees with detailed information about upcoming changes to the AEDY Program Guidelines. Staff from the Local Education Agency (LEAs) that run in-house AEDY programs, LEAs that send students to external AEDY programs, and approved AEDY private providers are strongly encouraged to attend one of these events so that they understand the new requirements for 2018-2019 AEDY programs.

Regional trainings will include interactive activities designed to provide hands-on utilization of the new AEDY program guidelines. The same material will be presented each day and each participant should register for one day only.  LEAs and approved AEDY private provider programs are not limited to the number of staff that may attend. Lunch will be provided, and Act 48 Credit will also be provided.

Following is the schedule of conference dates (REMINDER: Select one day only. The material will be the same each day): 

PaTTAN Harrisburg:

March 12 or 13, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PaTTAN Pittsburgh:

March 19 or 20, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PaTTAN East (Malvern):

March 22 or 23, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To register, go to: http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/ and register for the date you plan to attend.

 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:50 AM

PA Principals Association joins PASA, PSBA, and PSEA and releases a joint statement about Student Activism in response to school safety.
Click here to read full joint statement.

 

 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:48 AM

The Hampton Township School Board is telling the state legislature that a Senate bill that would give students in underperforming schools access to an education savings account would not benefit Pennsylvania public school districts.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 26, 2018
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:48 AM

The first day for congressional candidates in Pennsylvania to circulate petitions will arrive amid legal challenges to week-old court-ordered boundaries of the state’s 18 U.S. House districts. 
Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2018
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