Total cyber charter tuition paid by PA taxpayers from 500 school districts for 2013, 2014 and 2015 was over $1.2 billion; $393.5 million, $398.8 million and $436.1 million respectively. Not one of Pennsylvania’s cyber charters has achieved a passing SPP score of 70 in any of the three years that the SPP has been in effect.
WHYY Newsworks BY LAURA BENSHOFF OCTOBER 3, 2016
Huffington Post by Mercedes Schneider Public school teacher, education activist, PhD 10/02/2016 05:22 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago
Capitol Digest by Crisci Associates October 3, 2016
Pennsylvania collected $2.6 billion in General Fund revenue in September, which was $144.9 million, or 5.2 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported Monday. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $6.6 billion, which is $218.5 million, or 3.2 percent, below estimate. Sales tax receipts totaled $811.5 million for September, $20.5 million below estimate. Year-to-date sales tax collections total $2.5 billion, which is $72.4 million, or 2.8 percent, less than anticipated. Personal income tax revenue in September was $1.1 billion, $36.6 million below estimate. This brings year-to-date PIT collections to $2.7 billion, which is $54.8 million, or 2 percent, below estimate.
A public school principal argues that consistent student growth—not just achievement—must be counted when judging low-performing schools. Otherwise, there can be no success
Philadelphia Citizen BY HILDERBRAND PELZER III OCT. 04, 2016
Throughout my career, I have managed diverse urban schools with difficult learning environments—including a high school inside a prison. So I was up for the challenge in June, 2012, when the School District approached me to be the principal of Laura H. Carnell School in Oxford Circle. And it was quite a challenge: Carnell was the largest elementary school in Philadelphia, and one of the largest K-8 schools in the state. When I took over the school’s leadership, enrollment within its three different buildings was nearly 1,800 students. The ethnic makeup was largely African American. The school had an English language learner population of 16 percent, and the special education population was around 10 percent. It also was one of the lowest-performing schools, with a history of poor academic and organizational performance, and no significant student achievement for decades.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette October 3, 2016 1:22 PM
Citizens Voice BY MICHAEL P. BUFFER / PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
September 28 - October 2, 2016 Franklin & Marshall College Poll
The September 2016 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania shows that Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 47% to 38% among likely voters. More voters continue to believe Secretary Clinton rather than Mr. Trump has the experience to be president, is better prepared to handle foreign policy issues, and has the character and judgment to be president. Voters are evenly divided on which candidate has the ability to fix the country’s economic problems and which candidate will change government policies to make voters’ lives better. Secretary Clinton’s favorable ratings have rebounded to about where they were after the Democratic Party convention, 47% favorable, while Mr. Trump’s favorable ratings have also returned to their late July level of 32%. Survey indicators from this poll show the candidates’ standing in the post-debate race is similar to where they stood after the political party conventions in late July.
Unraveling Zero Tolerance - Over the last 30 years, schools across the country have enacted tough disciplinary policies. Did they go too far?
PA now has a permanent Basic Education Funding formula. Learn more about how it works, what it measures and why it's important. Workshops sponsored by PASA, PSBA, PAIU, PARSS, PA Principals Association and PASBO are coming to an area near you.
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
Coffee and Networking - 9:30 a.m. Program - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
An Overview of the EPLC Report on High School CTE will be presented 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
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