PILCOP SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 BARBGRIMALDI Press Release
Contact: Barb Grimaldi (267) 546-1304; (585) 797-9439 BGrimaldi@pubintlaw.org
Laura Frank (215) 735-6760 firstname.lastname@example.org
The suit, filed in 2014, claims the Commonwealth is violating its constitutional duty to “support and maintain” a “thorough and efficient system of public education”
PHILADELPHIA – [September 8, 2016] – Oral argument in William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, et al. will commence before Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court at Philadelphia’s City Hall on September 13th at 9 AM. The Public Interest Law Center and Education Law Center-PA, representing the plaintiffs, will ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to permit a full trial on the merits of the case, reversing a 2015 Commonwealth Court decision that dismissed the case. This would allow the plaintiffs to present evidence that the state General Assembly has violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by failing to adequately and equitably fund Pennsylvania’s public schools and leaving children without the resources they need to succeed academically. Following the hearing, a rally and press conference in support of the lawsuit will take place on the North Side of City Hall, at 10:30 AM. Speakers and attendees will include representatives from the parent and school district plaintiffs, Councilwoman Helen Gym, clergy from Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER), advocates from Education Voters of PA and the NAACP, and attorneys from the Public Interest Law Center and the Education Law Center-PA.
Post Gazette By Laurie Bailey September 9, 2016 12:00 AM
On Wednesday, the Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigationsannounced it was launching a probe into the pricing of Mylan’s EpiPen, the life-saving allergy treatment device which cost about $57 in 2007 and is priced at around $600 today. “Our review of this matter will be robust, thorough, and bipartisan,” said the panel in a statement. “Republican and Democrat Parents and school districts in Ohio, Missouri and across the country need affordable access to this life-saving drug, and we share their concern over Mylan’s sustained price increases.” The committee described the probe as a “preliminary inquiry” and said it would focus on “Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ pricing and competition practices with respect to the EpiPen.”
High-quality pre-K should be available to all children in Pennsylvania
Post Gazette Opinion By Bruce Baumgartner September 9, 2016 12:00 AM
Bruce Baumgartner, a four-time Olympic wrestling medalist, is director of athletics at Edinboro University and president of USA Wrestling.
The 74 by MARK KEIERLEBER email@example.com mkeierleber September 8, 2016
Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a charter school in Cleveland on Thursday afternoon, signaling the Republican presidential candidate — who has talked generically in favor of school choice and against the Common Core State Standards — may pivot for a moment to education policy. Oddly, though, the campaign has selected the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy for Trump’s speech. Here are four intriguing facts about the selection.
Part 1: Guests will include:
Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director, PA Principals Association
Dr. Joseph H. Clapper, Assistant Executive Director, PA Principals Association
Part 2: Guest will be:
Richard W. Askey, Treasurer, The Pennsylvania State Education Association
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
Visit the EPLC and the Pennsylvania School Funding Project web sites for various resources related to education and school funding issues. "Focus on Education" is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently included interviews with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and with Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; discussions on teacher preparation, school curriculum and instruction, the work of Education Voters of PA and a broad range of education funding issues; and discussions on Governor Wolf's 2016-2017 state budget proposal for education, the federal reauthorization of ESEA, and early education in PA.
EDUCATION LAW CENTER invites you to our ANNUAL CELEBRATION
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