Some days really important stories get lost in the shuffle.
They aren't especially sexy. They likely will not be splashed all over our front page. They probably won't be "trending," or amass the much-salivated over "clicks." They are just very, very important, literally the kind of story that could easily fall through the cracks if it were not for newspapers and their traditional role of "watchdogs." I refer to a story that appeared on Page 4 of Wednesday's paper. It dealt with school budgets and taxes. I know, your eyes are starting to roll back in your head as they glaze over. Think again. That might be especially true if you happen to be a school board member - or a property owner who pays the taxes that make up the bulk of school budgets.
A new Franklin & Marshall poll out Thursday finds Pennsylvanians about as chipper as a roomful of Smiths fans at a Joy Division listening party hosted by that guy down the row from you who arrives at work on Monday already praying for Friday to come. From a deeply held conviction that too much power is concentrated in the hands of politicians to the creeping sense that all is simply not right with America, there's enoughennui in the new survey to guarantee full-employment for psychotherapists from now until the end of the world.
WHYY Newsworks BY TOM MACDONALD AUGUST 31, 2016
Students who read with understanding at an early age gain access to a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, making early reading comprehension instruction particularly critical. This guide recommends five specific steps that teachers, reading coaches, and principals can take to successfully improve reading comprehension for young readers.
The 2016 Arts and Education Symposium will be held on October 27 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Arts Education network and EPLC, the Symposium is a Unique Networking and Learning Opportunity for:
Program and registration information are available here.
2016 National Anthem Sing-A-Long - September 9th
American Public Education Foundation Website
The Star-Spangled Banner will be sung by school children nationwide on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00am PST and 1:00pm EST. Students will learn about the words and meaning of the flag and sing the first stanza. This will be the third annual simultaneous sing-a-long event created by the APEF-9/12 Generation Project. The project aims to bring students together – as the world came together – on September 12, 2001.
The Early Bird Discount Deadline has been Extended to Wednesday, August 31, 2016!
PA Principals Association website Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:43 AM
To receive the Early Bird Discount, you must be registered by August 31, 2016:
Members: $300 Non-Members: $400
Featuring Three National Keynote Speakers: Eric Sheninger, Jill Jackson & Salome Thomas-EL