Press Releases

Monday, April 8, 2019 10:14 AM

We have received several inquiries about Safe2Say procedures in school districts. While the Attorney General's office released the initial guidance and training, a school district can add team members and formulate their own internal response plan. In an effort to assist school districts with protocols, PSBA has issued a document that school districts can modify to fit their own needs. Please see the link below to access the document.

https://www.paprincipals.org/resource/images/stories/documents/legislative/safe2say_procedures.pdf

 

 

 
Monday, April 8, 2019 8:55 AM

To recognize the significant role assistant principals APs play in the overall academic achievement of students, join the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to celebrates National Assistant Principals Week, April 8-12, 2019. In collaboration with the American Federation of School Administrators, this is the time to honor the impact assistant principals have on the success of schools across the country.

  • Register now for AP webinars such as “Time Management: The Personal and Professional Life of an AP,” on Tuesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Plan to take part in the #NAESPchat on “Celebrating Assistant Principals” Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Use the Leading Lessons guide, “Collaborate to Align Learning,” to maximize the AP role.
  • Use sample language and graphics to celebrate #APWeek19 with your friends and colleagues on Twitter and Facebook. Another great idea: Record a video spotlight for your assistant principal. 
  • Check out resources highlighting best practices from assistant principals, as well as how principals can best support their APs.
  • Stay tuned to hear about the 2019 National Outstanding Assistant Principal award winners.
    Source: NAESP email - April 8, 2019.

In honor of National Assistant Principals Week, NAESP and NASSP join the voices of schools, students and communities everywhere to say thank you to the nation’s assistant principals and their commitment to education.

Click here for the NAESP APWeek Toolkit (includes resources and activities).

Click here to find out how NASSP is celebrating Assistant Principals Week!

 
Friday, April 5, 2019 9:11 AM

A study published last April of nearly 1 million applicants found that when given the choice to submit scores, about a quarter of applicants did not. Female, underrepresented and low-income applicants chose not to submit scores at higher rates than male applicants. Black students were about twice as likely to exclude scores as white students.
Associated Press, April 5, 2019
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Friday, April 5, 2019 9:10 AM

Pennsylvania will redraw its congressional and legislative districts after the 2020 census -- and there's a renewed push to change the rules before that happens.
WITF, April 5, 2019
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:31 AM

The National Association of Secondary School Principals' (NASSP) Digital Principal of the Year (DPOY) application is now open. The DPOY program honors three principals who exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to advance learning.

Applicants must:

  • Be an NASSP and affiliate association member principal in a virtual, public or private school containing some range of grades 6 through 12.
  • Have served as a middle level or high school principal for three or more consecutive years.
  • Be a principal, headmaster or leader of a middle level or high school from one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity or the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools.

Applications are due to NASSP by April 30, 2019. More information about the award program is located at www.nassp.org/dpoy. Three winners will be selected and announced in June.

Award recipients receive:

  • An expenses-paid trip to the 2019 National Principals Conference, July 18-20, in Boston, including an opportunity to assist facilitators with EdCamp and Throwdown.
  • Opportunities to present at conferences and education events on behalf of NASSP.
  • A cover story feature in NASSP's flagship publication, Principal Leadership magazine.

 

 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:11 AM

Experiencing trauma affects anyone differently. That's why communities across the country and throughout the state are working to bring awareness to suicide prevention. On today's Smart Talk to discuss suicide and suicide prevention are Govan Martin, chair and board of directors of Prevent Suicide PA, and Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D., crisis intervention and suicide prevention specialist.
WITF, April 4, 2019
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:10 AM

A national study of school report cards shows Pennsylvania is one of the best in the nation when it comes to giving the public data regarding student success. 
Watchdog.com, April 3, 2019
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:55 PM

Federal funding for educating students with disabilities would gradually increase under a bill known as the IDEA Full Funding Act, which was introduced by lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives late last month.
Disability Scoop, April 2, 2019
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:53 PM

Dr. Adrienne Johnson was one of nine York County experts to speak to Democratic state representatives March 28 in a policy committee hearing focused on childhood mental health. They were there to make the case for more funding and resources as the school district grapples with what it calls "overwhelming mental health needs."
PA Post/Transforming Health, April 2, 2019
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:30 PM

For over 50 years, the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) has offered summer leadership camps for middle school and high school students, and each year hundreds of students from across Pennsylvania take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to learn and grow as leaders and people. PASC is proud to offer these camps for the best student leaders in Pennsylvania, and they hope your students will join them this summer!

These camps are open to all students and are focused on personal growth and leadership development. Students do not need to be involved in Student Council to participate, and many participants come from community service, honor society, and other similar organizations from their schools. All students who are interested in an enriching experience are encouraged to attend camp to improve their skills, and we encourage you to encourage all student leaders at your school to attend our camp program.

Attending a PASC Summer Leadership Camp can help students learn skills that will help them run events like Mini-THON, as well as other programs at their school. Students will leave camp empowered to make positive change and impact their community. Our camps have strong themes of civic engagement and helping students channel student voice, skills that will help your council, school, and help students plan events throughout the year.

PASC is happy to offer the 2019 PASC Summer Leadership Camps now with online registration! Our curriculum is top notch, jam packed and full of innovative ideas to better your traditional events and throw some new ideas in the mix. The lessons, friends, self-confidence, and connections delegates make are invaluable.

To ensure that your students can register with our member rate, please ensure that your school is a current member of PASC. You or your student council or other activity advisor may contact Dr. Katie Mercadante, our PASC membership coordinator, at membership@pasc.net to ensure you are a member so your students can receive our member rate.

Please don’t hesitate to email questions to: camps@pasc.net. We look forward to having your students with us this summer!

More information about our camps can be found at https://www.pasc.net/summer-camps, including our curriculum benchmarks and promotional flyer. Your students can register online at https://www.pasc.net/events/pasc-summer-camps-2019

PASC Blue
For students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 – Blue is a five day leadership camp that focuses on team work, leadership, civic engagement, how to run an effective meeting and event, and teaches delegates how to take their meetings and events into their own hands while empowering other leaders in your school and council. Delegates will be ready to plan projects from a-z with ideas of events for every month of the year.

Grove City College: July 7-11

Alvernia University: July 21-25

Early bird now – May 18 - $395

May 19- June 8 - $420


PASC Advanced Blue

For students entering grades 8 or 9 who have previously attended a Blue Camp – Advanced Blue is a five day camp that focuses on creating a workshop ready to present to peers at regional and state conferences, use proper and up to date technology to run meetings and get the word out on events, and the importance of mentorship.

Alvernia University: July 21-25

Early bird now – May 18 - $395

May 19- June 8 - $420


PASC Gold
For students entering grades 9-12 – Gold is a six day camp that focuses on communication, leadership, team-building, and project planning. Delegates are challenged throughout the week to create, plan, and run events at the camp. They are given the opportunity to create a budget, run meetings, use technology, and give the confidence and skills to transform their student council and school. They will come back to school with new skills and ideas that will energize your council.

Grove City College: July 7-12

Susquehanna University: July 21- 26

Early bird now – May 18 - $420

May 19- June 8 - $445


PASC Advanced Camp
For students who have previously attended a Gold Camp – Advanced Camp is a seven day camp that focuses more on the leader and their individual reflection and growth. Delegates will experience the ethics of leadership and councils, stress management, conflict resolution, and “finding their why.” With other sessions on innovative leadership, followership, technology, and diversity, these delegates will leave this camp ready to take on the school year and foster change. As always, this camp also includes a full day at a low and high ropes course.

Alvernia University: July 14-20

Early bird now – May 18 - $520

May 19- June 8 - $545


Please feel free to contact camps@pasc.net with questions.

 
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