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PA Ed Policy Roundup Oct 10: PA's “successful EITC program” is successful at circumventing the PA Constitution

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PA Ed Policy Roundup October 10, 2016
PA's “successful EITC program” is successful at circumventing the PA Constitution


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Watch how easy it is to register to vote in Pennsylvania
Penn Live By Candy Woodall | cwoodall@pennlive.com  Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on October 08, 2016 at 7:00 AM, updated October 08, 2016 at 7:09 AM
Pennsylvania's voter-registration deadline is Tuesday, and registering is easier than ever this year. For the first time, state residents can register online. To see how easy it is, we tested it out.

Pennsylvania’s “successful EITC program” is successful at circumventing the Pennsylvania Constitution.
PA Constitution Article III, Section 15: Public School Money Not Available to Sectarian Schools:
“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.”

Keystone State Education Coalition Commentary October 9, 2016
Pennsylvania’s EITC and OSTC programs were carefully crafted to circumvent Article III Section 15 of the PA constitution and divert public tax dollars to private and religious schools with no fiscal or performance accountability.
Every tax dollar diverted to private and religious school under the EITC program is a dollar that is not available to the general fund.  For FY 14-15 there were 1096 recipients of EITC funds totaling over $108.3 million.
Furthermore, the scholarship organizations that distribute the funds get to keep 20% of the money.  Comparable programs in Florida only direct 3% of the funds to those intermediary organizations.”
Here are the top 100 dollar recipients (receiving $67.6 million).  In addition to numerous large amounts funding religious schools you will also see several of the Philadelphia Main Line’s most prestigious private schools on this list.

About 70 percent of area Pa. school spending goes into the classroom
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education Evan Brandt — Digital First Media Graphic
Daily Local By Evan Brandt, ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com@PottstownNews on Twitter POSTED: 10/09/16, 6:00 PM EDT | UPDATED: 8 HRS AGO
We all know school taxes are the biggest slice of the tax bill pie, but how much of that money actually makes its way to the classroom in our local districts?  The answer — according to a searchable database built by The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown with data from the Pennsylvania Department of Education — is about 70 percent.  Using Department of Education data from the 2014-2015 school year, the newspaper assembled a statewide map with statistics for all 500 Pennsylvania school districts.  One of the more interesting statistics is an efficiency measurement called “actual instructional expenses.”  “Think of it as the cost of running a school minus transportation, health, financing, and special, vocational and other programs,” is how The Morning Call described AIE.

What's in store for PA students with No Child Left Behind gone?
Jacqueline Palochko Contact Reporter Of The Morning Call October 8, 2016
State looking at ways to change standardized testing and assessments
Every school-age child knows the standardized test drill. It starts with a good night's sleep, followed by an especially healthy breakfast with, say, granola or bananas. Next comes the anxiety and, sometimes, the tears.  It took awhile, but Congress finally came to understand the consequences of that drill. So, after emphasizing standardized tests for 15 years under the No Child Left Behind Law, it is putting a new plan in place.  Beginning next school year, the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed by President Barack Obama in December, will replace No Child Left Behind, shedding the universal yardstick by which student success has been measured. Under the new law, states and even school districts will have more control over how and when students are tested as well as how much time those tests take up in the school year.  "I think the era of standardized testing is over," Allentown School District's interim Superintendent Gary R. Cooper said. By passing Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, he said, lawmakers acknowledged that standardized testing is not a valid way to evaluate schools.

Inquirer Editorial: Philadelphia schools need more than what toothless SRC can provide
Updated: OCTOBER 10, 2016 — 3:01 AM EDT
The resignations of two valuable members of the School Reform Commission - Marjorie Neff and Feather Houstoun - not only raises the question of who could capably fill their shoes, but whether the toothless SRC has outlived its usefulness in serving Philadelphia's schoolchildren.  Both Houstoun and Neff, the SRC's chairwoman, announced their resignations Wednesday. Houstoun will leave the school board Oct. 14 and Neff on Nov. 3. Both women's terms would expire in January. Mayor Kenney will name Neff's replacement while Gov. Wolf will choose Houstoun's successor, which must be confirmed by the state Senate.  That bifurcated process speaks to the political climate in which the SRC was created in 2001. In exchange for millions in additional state funding for Philadelphia schools, Mayor John Street made a deal with Gov. Mark Schweiker that gave the state majority control of a new commission to replace the city-appointed school board. It would be hard to call the result a rousing success.

Green asks judge to stop Wolf from naming new SRC chair
Inquirer by Kristen A. Graham, STAFF WRITER Updated: OCTOBER 7, 2016 — 1:28 PM EDT
School Reform Commission member Bill Green is asking a judge to grant an injunction to prevent Gov. Wolf from appointing a new SRC chair.  Green, whom Wolf removed as chair of the SRC in 2015, has filed papers in Commonwealth Court alleging that Wolf has no right to name a successor to Marjorie Neff, who abruptly resigned from the SRC Wednesday.  Green previously had sued Wolf over his removal as SRC chair. He says the governor does not have the power to take him out of the job, and arguments are scheduled to be heard in that case Oct. 19.  Court papers were filed on Green's behalf Thursday by attorneys from the Fairness Center, a nonprofit law firm created to battle public-sector employee unions.

DN editorial: Why should SRC, PPA stay under state control?
Philly Daily News Editorial Updated: OCTOBER 7, 2016 — 3:01 AM EDT
At first, the Philadelphia Parking Authority board was working to save Vincent Fenerty Jr.'s job until it was disclosed that Fenerty had been accused of sexually harassing a female employee before - and the board was aware of that case.  It's a no-brainer: Local governments should be in control of local institutions, with exceptions to that rule carefully considered and frequently reviewed.  That's the thinking behind home rule, which stipulates that the state stay out of the business of local governments as much as possible.  In Philadelphia, we have two glaring exceptions to that rule.  The Philadelphia School District is run by the state via a five-member board, the School Reform Commission. Three of the board members are appointed by the governor, two by the mayor. The SRC was created by the Legislature in 2001 when the district was undergoing financial and leadership crises.

Guest Column: Pa.’s plan for pension ‘reform’ means workers pay more, get less
Delco Times By Jerry Oleksiak Times Guest Columnist POSTED: 10/08/16, 10:12 PM EDT
Jerry Oleksiak is a special education teacher in the Upper Merion Area School District, and president of the 180,000-member Pennsylvania State Education Association.
What if you were the CEO of a major company and short on the workers you need to make your product? You desperately need new people — the best people to get the job done. You would cut their benefits, right? That would attract the best and brightest workers.  Wait. No it wouldn’t. It would drive workers away. Yet, despite the fact that this makes no economic sense, that’s exactly what the state Legislature is proposing for new educators.  There is a looming teacher shortage in Pennsylvania. And lawmakers want to slash retirement benefits that offer educators a secure, middle class retirement.  The plan that some lawmakers are negotiating behind closed doors would make Pennsylvania’s public pension plans among the worst in the nation. It would force new school employees into a new system, cut their retirement benefits by 20 to 50 percent, and cost them 12 percent more out of every paycheck.  That’s right. Young people entering the profession would pay more to get less.  To put this in perspective, under this new pension plan, a typical newly hired school employee would need to work until he or she is 73 years old to get the same level of benefits that current school employees receive after working for more than a decade less.

With the clock winding down, Berks lawmaker tilts at property tax reform windmill one more time: Friday Morning Coffee
Penn Live By John L. Micek | jmicek@pennlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 07, 2016 at 8:14 AM, updated October 07, 2016 at 8:15 AM
THE MORNING COFFEE
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
With literally just days to go in this year's legislative session, a Berks County lawmaker has decided now is the best time to take a run at a problem that's defied solution for three decades.
On Wednesday, GOP Rep. Jim Cox finally rolled out a bill scrapping Pennsylvania's local property tax in favor of a higher state sales and personal income taxes.  Cox's proposal, similar to one that was narrowly defeated in the state Senate earlier this year, would boost the PIT from the current 3.07 percent to 4.95 percent; and hike the sales tax from 6 percent from 7 percent in most parts of the state (it's higher in Philly and Allegheny County). The bill would also expand the sales tax base.  That the bill isn't going to go anywhere, will die in November, and will have to be reintroduced in January with the start of the next legislative session is no impediment, Cox said in a statement.

Moody's: Philly schools are fiscally stable, if not fiscally sound
Philadelphia School District Superintendent says district officials have “made concerted efforts to
WHYY Newsworks BY AVI WOLFMAN-ARENT OCTOBER 7, 2016
The financial picture for Philly’s school system isn’t getting any worse — even if it is already relatively bleak.  That was the message sent Thursday by Moody’s Investment Services, which upgraded the School District of Philadelphia’s outlook from negative to stable. It is the first uptick in the school system’s financial position since 2010, according to the district.  In a statement that rationalized the upgrade, Moody’s cited new revenues from the city as well as a balanced district budget. Unlike past years — when the district faced a rolling series of shortages — Philly schools began the 2016-17 school year with a bit of extra cash on hand.

Bond rating agencies: Philly schools finances 'stable
Inquirer by Martha Woodall, Staff Writer Updated: OCTOBER 8, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT
In recognition of the Philadelphia School District's improved finances, two New York bond rating agencies Friday boosted its credit outlook for the first time since 2010.  Moody's Investor Services and Fitch Ratings Inc. each changed their view of the district's finances from "negative" to "stable."  Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said in a statement, "We have made concerted efforts to achieve and present a stabilized budget and long-term fiscal plan, and it is important that independent reviewers . . . are recognizing our efforts.

Pa. Education Secretary visits Technical College High School Brandwyine in Downingtown
Daily Local By Staff Report POSTED: 10/09/16, 6:40 PM EDT | UPDATED: 7 HRS AGO
DOWNINGTOWN >> Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera visited Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus as part of a “Schools That Teach” tour facilitated by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. A panel of student representatives and TCHS administrators warmly received Rivera, who began his visit on Sept. 20 with an open question and answer session. Students asked the secretary about a variety of topics, including the job market, growing industries and tips for college success. “College is 90 percent time management and effort,” Rivera said. “And you can’t follow money. If you pick a track you’re interested in, opportunity will follow.”

Pottsgrove eyes ‘empowering teachers’ to address mixed test results
By Evan Brandt, The Mercury POSTED: 10/09/16, 2:00 AM EDT | UPDATED: 1 HR AGO
LOWER POTTSGROVE >> The most recent scores on the standardized English PSSA and Keystone tests have dropped in all but one grade and four out of the seven scores were below the state average.  On the other hand, math scores in all but one grade went up when compared to the previous year and only three grades were below the state average.  However, that’s not quite as extreme as it may sound.  In the case of the English scores, when compared to the 2014-2015 school year — the year when the state re-set the metrics for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests — all but one of the more recent scores are within three percentage points of the year before — not what most experts would call “statistically significant.”
That’s probably why Daniel Vorhis, the district’s director of education and assessment, described the English scores as “static” in his presentation to the board at the Oct. 4 meeting.

York Suburban has highest PSSAs in county
York Dispatch by Alyssa Jackson , 505-5438/@AlyssaJacksonYD7:13 p.m. EDT October 9, 2016
York Suburban schools achieved the highest scores in the county on the most recent battery of state tests. Individual schools' Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exam scores were released recently, and for the second year in a row schools were subjected to the more rigorous common-core standards that were enacted during the May 2015 tests. Schools across the county varied on whether their student's scores improved or declined. The York Suburban School District saw more students score as advanced on the math PSSA, but English Language Arts scores declined slightly. The schools' scores did not differ drastically from the previous year, though, and all of the district's scores were still among the highest in the county.

Fed-up Philly teachers jumping ship
Inquirer by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer Updated: OCTOBER 9, 2016 — 5:11 AM EDT
Bryan Steinberg loves his job teaching social studies in Philadelphia, but he's seriously contemplating quitting to become a bartender.  Katie Glass just tendered her resignation as a Philadelphia School District speech therapist. She's moving to Vietnam.  And Megan and Bryan McGlynn, married city teachers with a new baby, wonder how much longer they can keep going with two incomes tied to a school system that has kept them without a contract for three years and without a raise for four.  With no progress in sight on the contract front - the district and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers haven't negotiated since June, and have no bargaining sessions scheduled - some school staffers are saying they can no longer stay in Philadelphia.

Teens' lack of sleep: 'We have to commit to making the change'
Intelligencer By Gary Weckselblatt, staff writer October 10, 2016
Preeth Vijay, like most teenagers, is not a morning person.  Meeting his friends at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem for the walk to their first class, the conversation is always the same.  "Everyone is complaining," he said. "There's a lot of small talk about how tired you feel. It becomes a pissing contest. Everybody looks pretty dead to me."  Preeth's experience is hardly unique. Megan Lunny, a sophomore at Central Bucks East High School, recalls having more energy in elementary school. "Classes weren't that taxing," she said. "You didn't have that much homework."

After troubling early results, Philly to test all schools for lead in water
Keystone Crossroads/WHYY Newsworks BY AVI WOLFMAN-ARENT OCTOBER 7, 2016
After finding elevated lead levels in nearly 50 school drinking outlets, Philadelphia is expanding its water-testing program.  The School District of Philadelphia now plans to test the water at each of its 200-plus schools over the next 18 months. Originally the district said it would test only at 40 high-risk schools and that the testing program was purely precautionary.  The district announced its original testing initiative in August. At the time, officials said they were targeting older schools with younger students. They also said they had no reason to suspect district students were at risk, and that the new round of testing was meant to ease concerns raised by the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.  “With the new heightened level of concern from Flint, Michigan, our stakeholders — parents, students — have been really wanting to see more testing,” said Francine Locke, the district’s environmental director, at the time.

Philly school district to test drinking water for lead
Inquirer by Kristen A. Graham Updated: OCTOBER 7, 2016 — 3:52 PM EDT
The Philadelphia School District is expanding a program to test all city schools' drinking water for lead over the next 18 months, officials said Friday. The program will cost $1.5 million.  Over the summer, the district announced it was testing water at 40 schools; the results of 22 of those tests have been received, with 86 percent of the water fountains in a range judged safe to drink. The fountains that did not meet the standards were shut down and will be remediated.  Water that has 15 parts per billion of lead is considered unsafe by the district, a stricter standard than the federal Environmental Protection Agency's 20 parts per billion threshold.  Public health concerns about the safety of drinking water nationally prompted the move, schools officials said. The district aims to focus "on providing safe, accessible and appealing water for students in every school," said Fran Burns, the district's chief operating officer.

Pittsburgh-area schools invested big money in crumb rubber fields. But how safe are they for your kids?
Post Gazette By Mary Niederberger / Public Source October 9, 2016 12:27 AM
Dominic Kimmerle dives and slides across the field. Anything to prevent the other team from scoring against his Golden Eagles. He stops the soccer ball. He kicks it back to his teammates. Black pellets spray from the goalie’s cleats.  The pellets stick to his skin and clothes. When he changes from his Keystone Oaks uniform, they scatter to the floor.  Lately, those tiny rubber bits are getting big attention.  A federal inquiry into the safety of what’s called “crumb rubber” launched in February because of concerns that the product may be endangering the health of young athletes.  What could be wrong with crumb rubber? Crumb rubber is made up of old tires. It’s been used as infill for artificial turf fields for decades. It cushions the turf, softening falls. It was seen as an alternative to burning tires, which emits carcinogens.

Homemade and homegrown food can be found at BEA
Centre Daily Times BY BRITNEY MILAZZO bmilazzo@centredaily.com October 9, 2016
Bald Eagle Area High School agriculture teacher Todd Biddle tries to make class curriculum reflect the real world as much as possible.  That’s why he sets up class in a way that allows students to be interactive.  He calls it, “educational, but fun.”  Last week, students completed the final step in a multistep process that stemmed from a grant the district received last year.  A $5,000 National Farm to School Network grant was awarded to BEA — and more specifically Biddle’s ag classes and FFA — which helped fund a small farm on BEA-owned property near the high school, and helped create a state-inspected chicken processing facility in Biddle’s classroom.  Chicken and produce raised and grown by the students was used to make chicken corn soup, which was sold last week during the “Fresh is Better Showcase,” and at the homecoming football game.

Chesco students see firsthand ‘what’s so cool about manufacturing’
Daily Local By Nancy March, For Digital First Media POSTED: 10/07/16
What’s so cool about manufacturing?  Plenty, according to Chester County school and business officials teaming up on a student video contest of the same name.  The contest pairs teams of students outfitted with GoPro cameras with local manufacturing business partners to produce videos about industrial work. The statewide theme for this year’s contest, “What’s so cool about manufacturing?” relates to today’s observance of Manufacturing Day, which in turn is a project of the national  DreamItDoIt educational initiative. Eight Chester County districts, including Owen J. Roberts and Phoenixville Area, are participating in this year’s contest. Last year, Phoenixville’s high school team was among the winners of the video competition.

“The grant to Roxborough brings PSP's total contributions to district schools to almost $16 million. It is now the school system's largest private funder. Citywide, it has given out more than $50 million to schools of all types.”
City school getting $1M from PSP
Inquirer by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer Updated: OCTOBER 10, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT
Roxborough High School will receive $1.1 million to continue its transformation, a city nonprofit is to announce Monday. The money is coming from the Philadelphia School Partnership, which has amassed $75 million to give away to charter, private, and traditional public schools and aims to raise more. The grant - which will allow Roxborough to continue its shift to a career and technical education model - represents PSP's first grant to a Philadelphia School District comprehensive high school, widely viewed as the toughest type of school to reform, given its mandate to take all students, regardless of needs.

Philly program teaches kids to code in hopes of bringing diversity to future of tech
BY NEWSWORKS STAFF OCTOBER 7, 2016 Audio Runtime 9:02
For the past three years an organization called Coded By Kids has been helping young Philadelphians learn to develop software. Sylvester Mobley, started Coded By Kids in 2013 and the program reaches about 90 kids through rec centers and after-school programs.  Mobley, CEO of Coded By Kids, sat down with NewsWorks Tonight host Brad Linder to discuss his effort to expand the program. Listen to their conversation below.

Tim Kaine's wife, Ann Holton, talks education policy
She was Virginia's education secretary, but as a student she helped desegregate Richmond, Va. schools
The notebook by Dale Mezzacappa October 9, 2016 — 1:15pm
Ann Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine and a former Virginia education secretary, campaigned in Philadelphia Saturday to talk up Hillary Clinton’s agenda for improving the nation’s schools.  Holton, 58, an attorney and onetime juvenile court judge, was Virginia’s education secretary from 2014 until July, when she resigned to help the campaign after her husband joined the ticket. In addition to her professional background in education, she and her family have been on the front lines of a defining issue in American education today – the persistence of a separate and unequal school system segregated largely by race and class. As a child, Holton helped desegregate Richmond, Va. schools, when her father was governor. In her swing through the area, Holton spoke to a few dozen members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at a Mount Airy church Saturday morning.  Education policy has certainly not gotten much attention in this election season. While inequality was a big theme in the Democratic primary between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, educational inequity got scant mention.

FairTest: A Model State Assessment System That Avoids the Destructive Testing of NCLB
Diane Ravitch’s Blog By dianeravitch October 9, 2016 //
FairTest has been fighting the overuse and misuse of standardized testing for more than 40 years. Recognizing that you can’t defeat a failed system by complaining, FairTest has designed a state system for assessment that does not rely on standardized testing.  The new system relies on student work and teacher judgment. It takes advantage of a provision in ESSA that allows seven states to create innovative approaches to sssessment.  This is a plan that is research-based, reasonable, and feasible.
https://dianeravitch.net/2016/10/09/fairtest-a-model-state-assessment-system-that-avoids-the-destructive-testing-of-nclb/

“State officials said they could verify the attendance of what amounted to 280 full-time students at Virtual Community, far fewer than the 835 the school reported, according to the Dispatch.  California, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania have also seen recent controversies related to the reporting of student attendance at full-time online charters.”
9 Ohio Cybers Could Be Forced to Repay More than $80M After Attendance Audits
Education Week By Benjamin Herold on October 6, 2016 2:29 PM
The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online charter schools it believes inflated student attendance records, reports the Columbus Dispatch.  Among the cyber charters under scrutiny: Ohio's largest cyber, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, which state officials contend was paid for 9,000 students who did not complete enough work to be considered full-time, as well as two cybers that state officials said did not have any full-time students.  ECOT officials have called the audit a "sham" and argued the state changed its attendance-reporting rules midstream, then tried to apply them to schools retroactively. The school had been seeking a court order blocking the state from using log-in records as a means of verifying student attendance. An Ohio judge denied that request late last month.  Leaders from several of the audited Ohio cybers told the Dispatch they believe the state's approach is "unreasonable."

Mercedes Schneider: ESSA Prohibits Federal Support for Common Core, But No One Stops Bill Gates
Diane Ravitch’s Blog By dianeravitch October 7, 2016 //
Mercedes Schneider reports that Bill Gates is throwing millions into Common Core, making up for the fact that the new federal law bans federal support for Common Core.  Gates recently awarded $18 million to support Common Core implementation. It’s his baby, and he is not letting go in the face of mass opposition.

Big Wings, Bigger Dreams: A Sleepover In The Space Shuttle's Shadow
Ariel Zambelich/NPR October 1, 20166:00 AM ET
Visiting a museum full of airplanes and rocket ships is a pretty awesome field trip. Now imagine camping out for a whole night in Smithsonian's huge hangar outside Washington D.C. You're there with a few other lucky kids, some grownups, and aviation treasures like the space shuttle Discovery.  Sean Mclaughlin, 10, is one of those kids. He's picking out his pilot code name — using the aviation alphabet: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot. He reads each word aloud, sitting just to the side of a F8U Crusader — the first carrier-based jet fighter to exceed 1,000 miles per hour.


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PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATION POLICY FORUM  Wednesday, October 12, 2016  SUBJECT:  EPLC's 2016 Report:  High School Career and Technical Education: Serving Pennsylvania's Workforce and Student Needs
Coffee and Networking - 9:30 a.m.  Program - 10:00 a.m. to Noon   

Technical College High School (Brandywine Campus) - 443 Boot Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335
 RSVP by clicking here. There is no fee, but a RSVP is required. Please feel free to share this invitation with your staff and network. 
SPEAKERS:
An Overview of the EPLC Report on High School CTE will be presented by:
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Statewide and Regional Perspectives Will Be Provided By
Dr. Lee Burket, Director, Bureau of Career & Technical Education, PA Department of Education
Jackie Cullen, Executive Director, PA Association of Career & Technical Administrators
Dan Fogarty, Director of Workforce Development & COO, Berks County Workforce Development Board
Kirk Williard, Ed.D., Director of Career, Technical & Customized Education, Chester County Intermediate Unit 


Registration for the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference Oct. 13-15 is now open
The conference is your opportunity to learn, network and be inspired by peers and experts.
TO REGISTER: See https://www.psba.org/members-area/store-registration/   (you must be logged in to the Members Area to register). You can read more on How to Register for a PSBA Event here.   CONFERENCE WEBSITE: For all other program details, schedules, exhibits, etc., see the conference website:www.paschoolleaders.org.

The Sixth Annual Arts and Education Symposium – October 27, 2016
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:
·         Arts Educators
·         School Leaders
·         Artists
·         Arts and Culture Community Leaders
·         Arts-related Business Leaders
·         Arts Education Faculty and Administrators in Higher Education
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·         State and Local Policy Leaders
Act 48 Credit is available.
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REGISTER NOW for the 2016 PA Principals Association State Conference, October 30 - November 1, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College.
PA Principals Association website Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:43 AM
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