March 11, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.,
601 Commonwealth Avenue
Parents, teachers opting in to 'opt out'
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Nina Esposito-Visgitis has more than one issue with the state's Keystone Exams. There's the coursework preparation. The cost of administration. Then there's how failure to pass one of the three standardized tests could upend a student's graduation plans. “Tests are indicators,” she said. “You don't use them as a punishment or hold it over a student's head. I think that's criminal.”
State school boards group opposes Keystone Exams
Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/state-school-boards-group-opposes-keystone-exams/31258928
Fuller said, "When you have lots of poor kids and lots of kids that are identified as special education, your score is just going to be lower than it actually is. "
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Dr. Brenda Becker, Hempfield Area SD, Superintendent
Dr. Bob Hollister, Elanco SD, Superintendent
Dr. Mike Leichliter, Penn Manor SD, Superintendent
Dr. Tim Shrom, Solanco SD, Business Manager
Ms. Idette Groff, Conestoga Valley SD, School Board Member
Mr. Tim Stayer, Ephrata Area SD, School Board Member
Ms. Susan Gobreski, Education Voters of PA
This forum will give York County residents the opportunity both to learn more about how state funding issues impact their own school districts and to learn about how they can make a positive difference for their schools and communities by advocating for a state system of funding schools that is fair, adequate, and predictable and will provide all students with an opportunity to learn.
Dr. Scott Deisley, Red Lion Area SD, Superintendents
Mr. Brian Geller, Northeastern York SD, Director of Operations
Mr. Troy Wentz, Hanover Public SD, Business Manager
Mrs. Ellen Freireich, York Suburban SD, School Board Member
Mr. Eric Wolfgang, Central York SD, School Board Member
This forum will give Cumberland County residents the opportunity both to learn more about how state funding issues impact their own school districts and to learn about how they can make a positive difference for their schools and communities by advocating for a state system of funding schools that is fair, adequate, and predictable and will provide all students with an opportunity to learn.
Mr. Richard Fry, Big Spring SD, Superintendent
Mr. John Friend, Carlisle Area SD, Superintendent
Dr. Mark Leidy, Mechanicsburg Area SD, Superintendent
Ms. Christine Hakes, Camp Hill Area SD, Business Manager
Mr. Matt Franchak, school board member, East Pennsboro SD, School Board Member
Guest Panelist: Mr. Dave Patti, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Business Council
Moderated by: Ms. Susan Spicka, Education Voters of PA
The chairman of the Senate and House Education Committees will share their perspectives on the education agenda for the 2015-16 session of the General Assembly. Speakers: Senator Smucker, chairman, Senate Education Committee; and Representative Saylor, chairman, House Education Committee
This session provides the latest information on the governor’s proposed state funding plans, the pension crisis and the latest on special education.
Director of National Advocacy Services Kathleen Branch will join Director of Federal Programs Lucy Gettman from NSBA, to speak about federal advocacy.
Hear from former Allwein Advocacy Award winners Shauna D’Alessandro, school director from West Jefferson Hills SD and PSBA Allegheny Region 14 director, and Mark B. Miller, board vice president of Centennial SD and PSBA BuxMont Region 11 director.
PSBA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs John Callahan will walk you through legislative issues and priorities that might be addressed the next day during legislative visits by members.
Network with your fellow board members before visiting your legislator
Enjoy a legislative discussion on the 2015-16 budget and appropriations with Senator Browne
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120
Pennsylvania School Boards Association Headquarters, 400 Bent Creek Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2 W. Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401