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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:36 AM

Pennsylvania's one of only four states that still hasn't passed a budget for the fiscal year that ended in June. However, many states struggled with budgets this year. And according to budget experts, that struggle -- related to a weak national economy -- manifests itself in short-term budget solutions that have proven to only make states' fiscal issues worse.

Source: WITF.org, July 25, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:35 AM

The Pine-Richland SD has approved a settlement with three transgender students over their choice of restrooms, effectively ending a federal discrimination lawsuit.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2017.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 9:07 AM

Nationwide, the portion of vo-tech graduates who continue their education has risen steadily over the last generation to more than 90%, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Studies have found that at least one in four earns a four-year degree or professional certificate.
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2017
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Friday, July 21, 2017 9:04 AM

The state House prepared to return to Harrisburg for an unusual weekend session amid a three-week stalemate with the Senate and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over how to resolve a gaping hole in state government's $32 billion budget plan.
Associated Press, July 21, 2017
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:32 AM

The SD of Lancaster is looking at spending more than half a million dollars, less than 1% of its $208 million annual budget, as a result of the lawsuit, according to school officials.
WHYY Newsworks, July 20, 2017
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:31 AM

The House of Representatives are calling their members back to Harrisburg for a rare weekend session to consider some budget-related bills.
PennLive, July 20, 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:57 PM
Do you need PIL hours?  Do you know you can now bank up to 50 hours towards your next cycle?  Are you interested in getting 40 PIL hours in just a day and a half? This year's PA Educational Leadership Summit is being held on July 23-25 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. There is still time to register. Bring your entire administrative team! 

Featured keynoters are Thomas Murray and Kristen Swanson.

For program and registration information: http://bit.ly/2lhdC8C


Thank you,

Paul M. Healey, Ph.D.
Executive Director
PA Principals Association

 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:50 PM

Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 18, 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:48 PM

Efforts to end Pennsylvania’s 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a nearly $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn. Democratic lawmakers and budget negotiators said Tuesday that House Republican leaders abruptly retreated from discussions over raising taxes to help stitch together the state government’s threadbare finances.
Associated Press, July 19, 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:57 AM

 
Register Now for the 2017 PA Principals Association Conference
 
October 15-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry   
    
  
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Up to 60 Act 45 PIL credits are available! 
 
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Jon Gordon
Beatrice (Bea) McGarvey 
 
 
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