Press Releases

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:32 AM

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has found himself at the center of contentious battles over funding Pennsylvania's unbalanced budget and paying the commonwealth's bills.
WITF, Sept. 26, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017 11:12 AM

YEADON, PA (Sept. 25, 2017)—Representatives from the Pennsylvania Principals Association, the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign, William Penn School District and Today’s Child of Delaware County today discussed high-quality pre-k and its effectiveness in providing a strong academic foundation before a child enters kindergarten, and urged the state to increase investments in this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity during a press conference at Evans Elementary School.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 8:28 AM

Reading remains a prime example of the paradoxes of educational funding in Pennsylvania, the subject of longstanding complaints and a case now before the state Supreme Court: The neediest often are the most-wanting.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 25, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017 8:27 AM

Pennsylvania's ESSA plan, released for public comment in August, has created a political divide over a historically tough subject: what to do about chronically low performing schools.
WHYY Newsworks, Sept. 25, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017 8:26 AM

As Pennsylvania lawmakers fight over the details of a long-overdue budget funding plan, the commonwealth is having trouble covering short-term costs. After temporarily delaying several payments, the Wolf administration has said it can meet expenses for the rest of this month. But after that, things may get tricky.
WHYY Newsworks, Sept. 25, 2017
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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:49 PM

The PA Principals Association and the Pre-K for PA Campaign have jointly released a new report statewide today, "Elementary School Principals Resoundingly Support Pre-K Investments." Over the years, governors and legislators from both sides of the aisle, business and education leaders, law enforcement officials, high-ranking military officers, pediatricians and world-class athletes have articulated strong support for state funding increases in publicly funded, high-quality pre-k. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017 9:08 AM

Between April 11 and June 18, Pennsylvania Principals Association asked every elementary principal in Pennsylvania to take a survey about the importance of pre-K education.
Pottstown Mercury, Sept. 20, 2017
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Friday, September 22, 2017 9:07 AM

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella swears he is not trying to be a "sixth negotiator" on the still-unfinished state budget, referring to the protracted talks between the General Assembly's four legislative caucuses and Gov. Tom Wolf.
PennLive.com, Sept. 22, 2017
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Friday, September 22, 2017 9:06 AM

The GOP-controlled Pennsylvania Senate has formally rejected a conservative budget plan passed by the House — essentially resetting negotiations nearly three months past the deadline. Now, Republicans in the House and Senate will attempt to work with Gov. Tom Wolf to figure out a compromise. Wolf has said he wants to get the budget finished by Oct. 1.
WHYY Newsworks, Sept. 21, 2017
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:12 PM

PLS 3rd Learning is proud to partner with the PA Principals Association to bring SuperEval to principals in Pennsylvania.

SuperEval facilitates online principal evaluations that help advance annual district goals and promotes continuous improvement and learning. Through a collaborative and evidence-based evaluation process, school leaders are able to improve communication and strengthen relationships, ultimately leading to the enhancement of education in K-12 classrooms.

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