WITF Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Sep 15, 2016 3:51 PM
(Harrisburg) - Several public education advocacy groups are trying to shift the negative press around Pennsylvania's public school system. The project, dubbed Success Starts Here, will consist mainly of an advertising campaign. The commonwealth's public schools have had a rough year or so, publicity-wise. Many were hit hard in the 2015/16 budget impasse, and have struggled financially. Some cut back on services, staff and class offerings. Just this week, the state Supreme Court heard a case on uneven distribution of school funding across the commonwealth. But Nathan Mains, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, said Success Starts Here wants to sway that narrative. "We have a responsibility to share with everybody across the state the positives that are going on," he said. "People are more apt to read about the negatives that occur occasionally."
Times Tribune SARAH HOFIUS HALL, STAFF WRITER / PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers are heading back to work after a summer break from the Capitol of more than two months, and they're facing decisions on expanding gambling, the budget deficit, the state's opioid addiction crisis and changes to large pension plans for teachers and state government employees. What's on tap in the General Assembly this fall:
No money raised for the support of the public schools of the Commonwealth shall be appropriated to or used for the support of any sectarian school.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Crystal Tea Room, The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA
Honoring: Pepper Hamilton LLP, Signe Wilkinson, Dr. Monique W. Morris
And presenting the ELC PRO BONO AWARD to Paul Saint-Antoine & Chanda Miller
of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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.
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