PoliticsPA Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor August 4, 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a significant lead over Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. That’s one of the findings of today’s Franklin and Marshall poll. F&M found Clinton received the support of 49% of likely voters. Trump, on the other hand, got just 38%.
When the question was posed to registered voters, Clinton’s lead stood at 48% to 35%.
Most of Pennsylvania's Republican Congressional delegation are backing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. But don't count U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent. R-15th District, among them, In an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday,Dent, whose district includes part of the midstate, ran down his reasons to host Steve Kornacki. The Lehigh Valley Republican has long been on the fence about Trump. This is about as explicit as he's gotten so far. "I have no plans of making an endorsement or voting for the nominee," Dent said, "mainly because of all the incendiary comments and I could go and list them all from John McCain and the POWs to the Muslims and the Hispanics ... to women, David Duke and now the Khan family situation."
Ronald D. Castille is former chief justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 4, 2016 12:00 AM
NSBA Email August 4, 2016
Between now and August 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education is collecting input from stakeholders on the educational and technical assistance needs of states and school districts. The input will form the basis of recommendations on how those needs would most effectively be met in light of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Department established 10 Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) to collect input and formulate recommendations to the Secretary to inform priorities for the Regional Educational Laboratories as part of the Comprehensive Centers program. Further information about the RACs and comprehensive assistance centers is below. If you would like to provide input to the RACs, you can go to the RAC portal and respond to the 5-question survey by clicking Needs Sensing Survey and identify yourself as a local school board member in question #2. You are welcome to refer to NSBA’s Legislative Priorities for implementation of ESSA in addition to your own recommendations. Thank you for ensuring that local school boards have a voice in the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.