Thursday, February 24, 2011

Education Law Center's Position on SB1/ Senate pushes school mandate relief/ PVAAS Data Available to Public/ Forum for Education & Democracy


The Education Law Center's Position on Senate Bill 1

Senate pushes school mandate relief

BY ROBERT SWIFT (HARRISBURG BUREAU CHIEF RSWIFT@TIMESSHAMROCK.COM)
Pottsville Republican, Published: February 21, 2011
HARRISBURG - Senators plan to push legislation to give public school districts relief from state education mandates as a consolation for a resurgence of school choice proposals.

PVAAS Data Available to Public
Website Depicts Measures of Student and School Progress
HARRISBURG – Parents who want to see how well their child's school is meeting achievement standards can now access that data on their computer based on a new state law spearheaded by Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-15) and Representative Paul Clymer (R-145), Chairmen of the Education Committees in the Senate and House of Representatives.

The Forum for Education and Democracy
New website includes What Works in which you can find lists of leaders, organizations, schools and districts, policies, and research to help inform discussion in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Governance and Accountability, and Equity and Access;  


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