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Monday, December 18, 2017 11:57 AM

Five groups that represent public school superintendents, school business officials and rural schools authored a letter opposing the tax overhaul, saying it "includes provisions that undermine the strength of our nation's public school systems and compromises the ability of these systems to adequately and effectively provide educational opportunities and services to the students they serve."
Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017 11:04 AM

Five years later, little about the nation's federal gun laws has changed. But the Newtown shooting forever altered the way American schools approach safety and assess risk, ushering in an era in which schools feel particularly vulnerable to the threat of shootings and students must know what to do in case one happens.
PennLive, Dec. 14, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017 11:02 AM

After several years of shaky finances, Governor Tom Wolf's administration says Pennsylvania's fiscal health is now the best it has been since the Great Recession.
WITF, Dec. 15, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017 11:01 AM

Amid a flurry of end-of-year legislative activity, the state House passed a raft of six Republican-backed bills that could significantly change the way Pennsylvania puts together its budget.
WITF, Dec. 15, 2017
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:53 AM

Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, lunch times and between lessons.  Click here to read the full article.

 

 

 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:51 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education grades schools based on student achievement and progress for each school year. You can search by school or district to see the 2017 School Performance Profile scores. 
York Daily Record, Dec. 12, 2017
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:49 AM

Pennsylvania Senate panel postponed a vote Tuesday on a school choice bill that would allow some parents to use state tax money to send children to a private school. It was the second time this year Senate Bill 2 failed to get out of the Education Committee.
Allentown Morning Call, Dec. 12, 2017
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:28 AM

Please click here for information regarding Act 138 of 2016 - Truancy sent in an earlier PennLink message from the PA Department of Education. The Department has received many inquiries related to that guidance, particularly around the authority and responsibility of “schools” under Act 138.

 

 

 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:42 PM

SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 PA Educational Leadership Summit, sponsored by the PA Principals Association, PASA, PAMLE and PASCD.  

This year's Summit will be held from July 29-31, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA.

Bring your entire administrative team...Act 45 credits are available...Registration information will be available soon!

Featured Keynoters: Simon Bailey and Dr. Bill Ziegler  

Click Here for the Summit Datesaver Flyer.

 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:46 AM

Please click on the link below for important information from the PA Department of Education regarding immunization requirements.
English-language version.
Spanish-language version.

 
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