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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:39 AM

School choice legislation gaining traction across the nation hit a roadblock in the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.
PennLive.com, Oct. 24, 2017
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:41 AM

This week the state Senate is expected to consider a budget proposal that's already been approved by the House, and leaders say the borrowing-heavy plan might be the only avenue to finding consensus.
WITF, Oct. 23, 2017
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:40 AM

An emergency injunction was filed in Commonwealth Court on Monday seeking to put on hold the PLCB's plan to carry out Wolf's request to monetize the agency's future earnings to provide a one-time cash infusion of $1.25 billion to help close the $2.2 billion revenue deficit in this year's $32 billion enacted state budget.
PennLive.com, Oct. 24, 2017
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:35 AM

The 2018 PSSA Assessment Blueprint is now available on PDE's website. You can click on the subjects within this email.  Some items to note:

Science

  • Reduction of multiple choice questions from 68 to 48 items for both grades 4 and 8
  • No change in distribution percentage of questions in the 4 reporting categories
  • Roughly 20 minutes overall reduction of testing time for both grades 4 and 8

Math

  • Reduction of multiple choice questions from 72 to 52 items for all grades 3-8
  • No change in distribution percentage of questions in the 5 reporting categories
  • No change in number of Open Ended questions (3 items); as a result, this will count as 23% of the overall test (was 17%)

ELA

  • Grade 3:
    • No Writing Prompt
    • Stand Alone multiple choice reduced from 18 to 9 items
    • No change in the number of Short Answer questions (2)
    • 4 Reporting Categories (was 5)
    • Roughly 40 minutes overall reduction of testing time
  • Grades 4-8:
    • No Writing Prompt
    • Stand Alone multiple choice reduced from 18 to 9 items
    • No change to the weight of the Text-Dependent Analysis (16 points); as a result, this will now count as 25% of the overall test (was 19%)
    • 4 Reporting Categories (was 5)
    • Roughly 15 minutes overall reduction of testing time
 
Monday, October 23, 2017 8:54 AM

The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration's effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 21, 2017
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Monday, October 23, 2017 8:52 AM

Pennsylvania's projected $2.2 billion deficit, and a protracted fight over how to fix it, will come with its own price tag. The final cost is a moving target, and how the fight will end remains unclear. It's now nearly four months into the state's fiscal year.
Associated Press, Oct. 21, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:43 AM

So far, at least three states have been targeted by an extortion attempt from hackers asking schools to give them money or the group will release stolen private records, according to the department.
CNN, Oct. 18, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:42 AM

Pennsylvania homeowners, lawmakers, and elected officials have long bemoaned the state’s reliance on property taxes. This fall, voters could take a step toward changing it.
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 20, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 8:41 AM

The state Senate is set to take up an omnibus bill next week that could strip Pennsylvania's longtime teachers of job security, mandate schools teach children about opioid abuse and hold off on requiring students to pass a high school exit exam until at least 2020.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 20, 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:26 AM

Wilson School District (Berks County, PA) is seeking a Principal for the Shiloh Hills Elementary School. Shiloh Hills was recently recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School - Exemplary High Performing School for 2017 (one of 18 in Pennsylvania) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Shiloh Hills boasts 550 students in grades K-5 and a recent SPP score of 94.3.

Applicants possessing a valid PA Principal certificate and 5-7 years of proven leadership skills are encouraged to apply by October 19, 2017.   

Please send a letter of interest and updated resume electronically to Georgia Shaffalo at the PA Principals Association. Email shaffalo@paprincipals.org.  

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director, PA Principals Association -  healey@paprincipals.org  

 
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