School Director Larry Feinberg introduced the measure, noting that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission is scheduled to vote Nov. 21 on regulations the state Department of Education approved regarding Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. Regulations include a requirement for students to demonstrate proficiency on Keystone exams in order to graduate.
- Only 15.9 percent of all 3- and 4-year-olds in the commonwealth, or 47,158 children, have access to publicly funded pre-k programs like Head Start and Pre-K Counts - a decline from 16.7 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in 2012 and 17.6 percent in 2011.
- Fewer than 1 in 20 children ages 0-4 benefit from high-quality child care, which has been shown to boost cognitive development and improve literacy and social skills.
- The number of child care subsidy slots available to infants, toddlers and preschool-age children has dropped by nearly 3,000 in the past year – falling to 38,936 slots from 41,844 – and more than 6,200 children are on waiting lists for child care subsidy, with an average wait of nearly 20 weeks.
November 2013-April 2014
Invitations coming soon!
- Register now! – Register for both the conference and housing using our online system.
- Conference Information– Visit the NSBA conference website for up-to-date information
- Hotel List and Map - Official NSBA Housing Block
- Exposition Campus – View new products and services and interactive trade show floor