Saturday, November 12, 2016

PA Ed Policy Roundup Nov 12: Pence accomplished what Trump wants for national education: Vouchers and charters

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PA Ed Policy Roundup for November 12, 2016
Pence accomplished what Trump wants for national education: Vouchers and charters


EPLC's "Focus on Education" TV Program on PCN - this Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. 
Part 1: A discussion on Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania. Guests will be
- Laura Saccente, Director, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network, Center for School and Communities
- Wendy Etheridge Smith, Ph.D., Executive Director, Higher Achievement Pittsburgh
- John Prince III, Director/Project Manager, Out-of-School Time Resource Center, Foundations, Inc.
- Conrad A. Falvello, District Director, Congressman Lou Barletta
Part 2: Guest will be:
Beth Olanoff, Special Assistant to Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education

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.



Regional Basic Education Funding Formula Workshops
PASA, PSBA, PAIU, PARSS, the PA Principals Association and PASBO are traveling around the state to conduct regional workshops for school leaders to provide them with more information on the new basic education funding formula. Register below to attend a regional workshop to learn more about the new formula and what it means for your school district and for the state. Please note that capacity is limited at each location and registration is required. A webcast option is also available. These regional workshops are being supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Colonial IU 20
(6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am: Luzerne IU 18
(368 Tioga Ave, Kingston, PA 18704)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Chester County IU 24
(455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am: Webcast



PA EDUCATION LEADERS ASSESS A TRUMP PRESIDENCY
Lehigh University News By: Mary Ellen Alu Posted on:  Thursday, November 10, 2016
Educational leaders from across the Lehigh Valley region tried to sort through the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s shocking win as well as statewide election results as they gathered Wednesday at Lehigh to discuss current and future issues regarding school governance.  Hosted by the Lehigh University School Study Council, the “Politics and Possibilities” event in the Wood Dining Room at Iacocca Hall drew Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, who addressed the representatives of some 40 area school districts that belong to the council.  What does the presidential election mean for Pennsylvania, its communities and its children? Rivera asked. “As history has taught us,” he said, “there’s still much to be seen.” He said state leaders don’t yet know the implications of the election but will have a better idea at the end of the month when state education chiefs from across the country meet with members of the administration-elect.  On the campaign trail, Trump spoke broadly about education but he expressed support for expanding school choice and cutting back the reach of the U.S. Department of Education. He has said that Common Core is “a disaster” and that education should be “local.”

“Donald Trump and I both believe that every parent in America should be able to choose where their children go to school, regardless of their income and regardless of their area code, and public, private and parochial and faith-based schools on the list,” Pence said in September, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.”
Pence accomplished what Trump wants for national education: Vouchers and charters
Washington Post By Emma Brown and Perry Stein November 11 at 3:22 PM 
As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence accomplished what his new boss, President-electDonald Trump, now wants to do nationwide: expand taxpayer-funded vouchers and charter schools to give more parents choices beyond traditional public schools.  Trump has proposed a new $20 billion federal program to encourage school choice nationwide. Details are thin — and Trump’s team has not said where the federal government would find the money — but vouchers and charter schools are likely to be a priority for the incoming administration, and perhaps not just for children from poor families, but also those with means. Vouchers allow parents to receive public funding to help them move their children out of their school districts and into the private or parochial schools they prefer.

Local U.S. Congressmen Barletta, Marino named to Trump transition team
Times Leader By Bill O'Boyle - Click for more information on Bill boboyle@timesleader.com @TLBillOBoyle - 570-991-6118 November 11, 2016
WILKES-BARRE — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his Presidential Transition Team Friday and two local members of Congress — U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, and Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township — will serve on the 23-member panel.

Trump announced Vice President-elect Mike Pence will serve as chairman of the transition team, and Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.), former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, will join the team’s executive committee as vice chairs.

Lou Barletta named to Trump transition team
Penn Live By Ivey DeJesus | idejesus@pennlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 11, 2016 at 3:10 PM, updated November 11, 2016 at 4:35 PM
Rep. Lou Barletta, a Republican from the 11th congressional district, was Friday selected to be a part of President-Elect Donald J. Trump's transition team.  "It is a great honor to be asked by the next President of the United States to be part of the team that will help put together the new administration to take office in just two months," Barletta said in a written statement. "As I said many times during the campaign, I have seen the 'Board Room Donald Trump' when I sat in meetings with him.  In those sessions, he always sought the input of those around him and listened to their opinions and ideas."  Barletta, who himself won re-election on Tuesday, was one of the early supporters of Trump from among the GOP House membership. Barletta, along with Rep. Tom Marino, (R-10), became mainstays of the Trump campaign in Pennsylvania, appearing with him at campaign stops and even campaigning for him.

After Question 2, what’s next for education reform?
By Adrian Walker Boston GLOBE COLUMNIST  NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Massachusetts voters had their say Tuesday on adding more charter schools, and their message couldn’t have been more emphatic.  “Enough,” they said.
The defeat of Question 2 wasn’t a surprise, but the margin was resounding. After the most expensive referendum campaign in state history, 62.1 percent of the voters rejected the plan to add 12 new charter schools a year, with just 37.9 percent in support.  Politically, the vote was immediately spun as a huge defeat for Governor Charlie Baker, who had invested substantial political capital in raising the cap and whose political team ran the campaign. Ultimately, Baker’s personal popularity wasn’t enough to ease the qualms of voters who believe that charters add to the burden of traditional public schools, while helping only a sliver of families.  The vote to keep the status quo intact was a huge win for the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the politicians who rallied to maintain the cap. But it also drove a stake into an education reform effort that has benefited the many low-income and minority students in the state who attend charter schools.  So what now?  “I think one of the things all of us have to do is establish the expectation that district schools will reach the level of charter school achievement,” Boston Foundation president Paul Grogan said. “We can’t abandon that ambition.”

Praise & Criticism for Media Coverage of MA’s $41M Charter School Ballot Measure
Journalists and advocates raise two general complaints & flag one controversial storyline
The Grade By Alexander Russo November 2016
Earlier this week, after a long and heated debate over charter school expansion, Massachusetts voters soundly defeated the state ballot measure known as Question 2 that would have allowed 12 more charters each year. With roughly $41 million spent, the Boston Globe described it as “the most expensive ballot-question air war in the country.”  Now that the debate has been settled, it seems like a good time to try and figure out if the media did a good job covering Question 2 — and what if any lessons there might be for journalists in other places who are tasked with covering fast-paced, highly controversial issues being decided in a political setting.  Like the outcome of the Presidential campaign, the lopsided vote against expanding Question 2 was unexpected. At 62 percent to 38 percent, the measure failed even in cities where popular charters exist and nonwhite charter support was thought to be high. Other similarities: Economic concerns seemed to eclipse ideology. Editorial page endorsements were generally ignored. The better-funded side lost. There was even a mysterious, late-breaking story that might have played a meaningful role in the outcome.  A review of the coverage, as well as interview with journalists and sources involved, reveals no major errors of fact or deeply problematic coverage (one minor controversy notwithstanding). A lot of solid work was done by a number of smart. hard-working reporters and editors.

Massachusetts Teachers Knock Out Corporate Charter School Scheme
Labor Notes November 11, 2016 by Samantha Winslow
One of a few silver linings in an otherwise doom-and-gloom Election Day was in Massachusetts—where, despite being outspent by corporate education reformers, a teacher-led coalition beat back charter school expansion.  “We took on the corporate giants and won,” said Concord teacher Merrie Najimy, president of her local union. “We did it the old-fashioned way, by organizing and building relationships.”  An existing cap limits Massachusetts to 120 total charter schools, and limits their number and funding per district. More charter spending is allowed in “underperforming” districts.  Although the state isn’t close to its overall cap, many large and urban districts have hit their limits, including Boston, Springfield, Worchester, Lawrence, Holyoke, and Lowell. Already the state has projected that its public schools will lose $450 million to charters in 2017.   Question 2 would have lifted the cap and allowed up to 12 new charter schools each year—opening the floodgates to privatize public education. But voters said no, 62 to 38 percent.
This was the state’s most expensive ballot measure, with $40 million spent in all. The pro-charter side spent $24 million, including $2 million from the Walton family, $500,000 from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and $15 million from the pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools. Local state banks and corporations chipped in $500,000; individual hedge fund managers and corporate heads, $1 million.  Unions were the main source of funding for the opposition. The statewide Massachusetts Teachers Association put up more than $7 million, its national union (NEA) gave $5 million, and the AFT, which represents Boston teachers, gave $2 million.  But countering the deep pockets of the measure’s corporate backers was going to take more than glossy mailers and commercials. President Barbara Madeloni and allies on the union’s board and in the Educators for a Democratic Union (EDU) caucus argued for a grassroots effort from rank-and-file teachers. Teacher delegates endorsed the plan at their May annual meeting.

Madeloni: Democracy Takes Time, Kids. You Poor Black and Brown Kids Are Just Going to Have to Wait
Good  School Hunting October 31, 2016 by Erika Sanzi
Massachusetts Teachers Association president Barbara Madeloni has her own convenient version of what a democracy is. And she believes that, in the name of democracy,  parents zoned to chronically under-performing schools just need to wait for better schools and she said exactly that on WBUR’s Radio Boston on October 19, 2015 in an interview with Megna Chakrabarti.
Interviewer: There is a level of lack of empowerment, of chance that a lot of families face all the time. Can you sympathize with those who say, if I can just reach for something which I think might be better for my child I don’t want any limits to how far I can help them reach, and that might mean for me, a parent, that might mean a charter school.
Madeloni: I could certainly sympathize with that as a feeling. But I would ask that person to join us in thinking beyond just your child. We are stronger as a community when we think beyond our circle. When I was a high school English teacher I used to work with my students and I would ask them how big is your circle. How big is the circle of people that you think about and care about as you’re making decisions throughout the course of the day, of your life as you’re imagining your future. I think we are a stronger state a stronger country stronger communities when each of us tries to expand our circle to commit to something bigger than ourselves. That’s what public education means.
Interviewer: I completely get that and I am very, very sympathetic to it but I am also hearing this as a parent and I am hearing for the good of society think beyond the interests of you’re your child. But that’s the primary duty of a parent to think about the best interest of his or her child. How long can people wait.

Halfway through term, Pa. Gov. Wolf has GOP challenger
Inquirer by Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU Updated: NOVEMBER 12, 2016 — 1:08 AM EST
HARRISBURG - Democratic Gov. Wolf is barely midway through his first term, but he already faces a challenger for his job: a fiscally conservative state senator and a wealthy businessman from his own backyard.  Sen. Scott Wagner, a Republican from York, this week made it publicly official - if not formally so - that he intends to run for governor in 2018.  "I'm not going to hide, I'm running," Wagner, 61, said Friday, adding that he intends to make a formal announcement early next year.  The Fox station in Harrisburg, WPMT, was the first to report Wagner's plans, although he has been signaling his interest for months.

Gov. Wolf vows strong response to racism in Pa. schools
Penn Live By David Wenner | dwenner@pennlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 11, 2016 at 2:15 PM, updated November 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and state Department of Education are working with York County School of Technology the wake of students carrying a Donald Trump campaign sign and a shout of "white power" at the school on Wednesday. 
Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday issued this statement:

Governor Wolf Statement on Racist Incidents at York County School of Technology
November 11, 2016
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement following racist incidents that occurred on Thursday at York County School of Technology:
“What has occurred at York County School of Technology and other schools across Pennsylvania is overt racism, and my administration will do everything it can to end it and prevent it from happening in the future.   “I am contacting Mayor Bracey and Superintendent Rona Kaufmann, and I have directed the Pennsylvania Department of Education to immediately dispatch resources to York County School of Technology and any school experiencing these type of vitriolic actions. The Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission are working directly with York County School of Technology to develop a plan to address racist and hateful behavior in the school that can be implemented immediately to ensure that all students feel safe in their school. PDE is also deploying a crisis management team to the school to assist with implementing necessary interventions designed to diffuse potentially disruptive situations.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Likely Be Democratic for the Next 6 Years
Thanks to voters raising the judicial retirement age on Tuesday, the Pa. Supreme Court will probably be majority-Democrat until at least 2022 — and maybe longer.
Philly Mag BY DAN MCQUADE  |  NOVEMBER 11, 2016 AT 1:31 PM
On Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania approved a state constitutional amendment that raises the retirement age for judges to 75.  The question was intentionally misleading: A question that explained voters would be raising the retirement age was invalidated but still voted on last year, and was rejected. The one that pretended it was establishing a retirement age passed.  But how the question passed is of less interest than what it means. As I wrote last week, the passage of this constitutional change makes it very likely that the state will have a majority-Democratic Pennsylvania Supreme Court until 2022 now that Democratic justice Max Baer is allowed to serve five more years. Baer will have a retention election next year, but only Russell Nigro has ever lost a judicial retention election in the state (in the wake of Bonusgate).

Erie Collegiate Academy looks to charter
A group wants to make a charter school out of Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy if the Erie School District decides to close it and the district's other three high schools to avoid a budget crisis.
By Ed Palattella Erie Times-News and Madeleine O'Neill Erie Times-News Posted Nov 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM Updated Nov 11, 2016 at 6:16 PM
Devon Conner isn't sure what a charter school is.
"I come from a place of public schools," said Conner, who is a freshman at the Erie School District's Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy.  Conner, along with the rest of the school's 770 students, learned Friday that a group concerned about the future of the Collegiate Academy is applying to make the high school a charter school.  Even though Conner isn't sure of what the application might mean for his school, he knows he wants to stay at Collegiate Academy. But that might not be possible if the Erie School District decides to close it and its other three high schools to avoid a $10 million projected budget deficit in 2017-18.  "I want to get my four years," said Conner, 14. Chartering Collegiate Academy is a good idea, he said, "if it saves the school."  The school's dean, James Vieira, announced Friday that he is leading the push to make Collegiate Academy a charter school. The charter application is due in Harrisburg on Tuesday.  "We really hope everything works out for the best for the Erie School District, but this is a strong Plan B," Vieira said.  "If something happens and the school stays open, we will withdraw the application," he said. "This is not an adversarial thing."

“According to a two-year study done by Temple and Drexel University from 2012-2013, 65 percent of the students maintained a high level of self-confidence. From the beginning of the program in March to the end in November, students increased their GPA by 41 percent.  For high school seniors, 91 percent graduated, and 90 percent were accepted by four-year colleges. A senior at Julia R. Masterman High School, Charles Chang ran in the program for seven years and is looking at universities to attend next year.  "I feel like my grades have improved since I've done Students Run; overall, I have become more confident," Chang said. "My dad said, 'If you can put yourself through a whole marathon, you should be able to make yourself study more.' "
Philly Style program gets students up and running
by Connor Northrup, STAFF WRITER Updated: NOVEMBER 11, 2016 — 7:36 PM EST
EVERY YEAR before the Philadelphia Marathon, members of Students Run Philly Style line up on the Philadelphia Museum of Art's steps for their scheduled photo.  With 100 runners in the marathon next Sunday, and 200 additional mentors and students in the half marathon next Saturday, Student Run Philly Style running leaders help high school students from around the city complete a race.  "When we are taking our group picture, it is one of many moments throughout the season where they get to see other kids," program director Lauren Kobylarz said. "They all know they are going to do something together, and it is the hardest thing they have ever done."
Students Run Philly Style is a nonprofit organization where 12-to-18-year-old students can run while learning from a mentor running beside them in each race.

TRUST TAKES HARD WORK
Police Commissioner Richard Ross met with Mastery Shoemaker high schoolers last week. But students need more than just talk
Philadelphia Citizen BY ROXANNE PATEL SHEPELAVY NOV. 08, 2016
A couple weeks ago in The Citizen, we ran a story by Mastery Shoemaker principal Sharif El-Mekki, about a series of troubling interactions between the police and his students and staff after school. His Open Letter From a Principal to the Police sparked some debate, and also drew the attention of Commissioner Richard Ross, who then did something wholly unexpected: He picked up the phone, called El-Mekki and invited himself over to talk to Mastery students.  Let’s note at the outset that the very fact of this event is pretty remarkable. For about an hour, Ross sat at a long table with seven Shoemaker juniors and seniors, inviting them to ask him—the police commissioner of the fifth largest city in America—anything they wanted to know. They were an impressive group, all tilting towards college, with ambitions that ranged from nursing to chemistry to politics. They had made it to school, despite the SEPTA strike, by whatever means they could. And they were conscious of the moment, with bright sticky notes in front of them to write down their thoughts, in case they were nervous.

 “Since 2008, the program has awarded more than 7,100 scholarships worth more than $91 million. About 1,600 graduates have earned some sort of credential after school and 2,800 are still enrolled.”
Pittsburgh Promise gets $8.8 million boost
By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 12, 2016 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Promise has announced $8.8 million in new funding for the scholarship program for Pittsburgh Public Schools graduates, moving it closer to its 10-year, $250 million fundraising goal.  The new pledges, made public at a fundraising gala Thursday night, include $1.2 million raised through the event, $5 million from the Pittsburgh Foundation, a $1 million challenge grant from the Beacon Foundation, $750,000 from the Hillman Foundation and $500,000 from BNY Mellon, plus others.  Though it still has to raise $56 million for scholarships for at least through the class of 2028, the Promise is now at 77 percent of its fundraising goal.  “On behalf of the entire community, we are so very grateful to donors and all who support our scholars in giving them hope, opportunity and financial support to help achieve their dreams as they become part of the region’s workforce,” Saleem Ghubril, executive director of The Pittsburgh Promise, said in a news release. 

Schoolchildren Left Behind
New York Times By THE EDITORIAL BOARD NOV. 11, 2016
Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them. Voters this week largely rejected attempts to increase school spending through ballot initiatives.  In 23 states, so-called formula funding — the main type of state aid for kindergarten through 12th grade — is still lower this school year than in 2008, adjusted for inflation and growth in the number of students.  The chronic shortfalls often reflect deliberate policy choices, not economic pressures. For example, in seven of the 23 states — Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin — legislators have cut income taxes in recent years by tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars, money that could have been used to strengthen schools. And yet, among the states with funding shortfalls, only Arizona, Maine and Oklahoma had major initiatives on their ballots on Tuesday to raise revenue for education. The only initiative that passed was in Maine, where voters backed a tax surcharge on annual income in excess of $200,000.

The moon on Monday will look unlike any other since 1948
By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 11, 2016 12:39 AM
The periodic “supermoon,” as described in recent years, is larger and brighter than the average full moon and certainly worth a skyward glance as it rises like a giant spotlight above the horizon.  But on Monday, the Earth, moon and sun will conclude an orbital do-si-do that leaves them in almost perfect alignment, producing a supermoon unlike any other full moon in 68 years.  NASA says we’re about to witness “an extra-supermoon,” which last occurred in 1948 and won’t recur until Nov. 25, 2034.  There’s a crazy scientific name for it — a perigee-syzygy moon. It occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the sun while also at perigee, which is its closest orbital point to Earth.  The perigee-syzygy moment officially will occur at 8:52 a.m. Monday. That’s during daylight, so the best view will be moon rise on Sunday or Monday evening, with similarly sized nearly full moons occurring this weekend and a few days after.


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Regional Basic Education Funding Formula Workshops
PASA, PSBA, PAIU, PARSS, the PA Principals Association and PASBO are traveling around the state to conduct regional workshops for school leaders to provide them with more information on the new basic education funding formula. Register below to attend one of 8 regional workshops to learn more about the new formula and what it means for your school district and for the state. Please note that capacity is limited at each location and registration is required. A webcast option is also available. These regional workshops are being supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Colonial IU 20
(6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am: Luzerne IU 18
(368 Tioga Ave, Kingston, PA 18704)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Chester County IU 24
(455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am: Webcast

Public Forum: Who should run Philadelphia's schools? Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Drexel University - Behrakis Grand Hall
Join us for a public forum featuring state, city and civic leaders sponsored by Philadelphia Media Network, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Drexel University's School of Education.
Creese Student Center 3210 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
It's been 15 years since the state took control of Philadelphia's schools and created the School Reform Commission. Since then, the SRC has been a polarizing presence in the city.
With the recent resignation of two members of the commission and the term of a third expiring soon, the future of the SRC and the issue of school governance is once again at the forefront of the civic dialogue. Is the SRC the only model to consider?  Should Philadelphia create an elected school board, or should the governing body be controlled by the Mayor? Are there models in other cities that could help us rethink our own school governance?   The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Media Network -- owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, and Drexel University's School of Education are hosting a public forum on this critical issue.
RSVP - Admission is free, but you must register in advance. Register now, and find out more about the panelists and other details at our registration page.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-should-run-philadelphias-schools-tickets-28926705555
NSBA Advocacy Institute 2017 -- Jan. 29-31, Washington, D.C.
Join school directors around the country at the conference designed to give you the tools to advocate successfully on behalf of public education.
  • NSBA will help you develop a winning advocacy strategy to help you in Washington, D.C. and at home.
  • Attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside experts.
  • Expand your advocacy network by swapping best practices, challenges, and successes with other school board members from across the country.
This event is open to members of the Federal Relations Network. To find out how you can join, contact Jamie.Zuvich@psba.org. Learn more about the Advocacy Institute at https://www.nsba.org/events/advocacy-institute.

Register now for the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference 
Plan to join public education leaders for networking and learning at the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference, March 25-27 in Denver, CO. General registration is now open at https://www.nsba.org/conference/registration. A conference schedule, including pre-conference workshops, is available on the NSBA website.

SAVE THE DATE LWVPA Convention 2017 June 1-4, 2017
Join the League of Women Voters of PA for our 2017 Biennial Convention at the beautiful Inn at Pocono Manor!


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