In an appearance on CNN this Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent bemoaned the collapse of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill that partially contributed to the Trump administration's stinging defeat last week on healthcare reform. Dent, R-15th District, and the co-chair of the moderate Tuesday Group, said President Donald Trump surrendered too much to hard-line conservatives as he tried to build support for his doomed healthcare package. "We need a durable, sustainable bill that will pass in a bipartisan manner," Dent told CNNon Monday morning. "And everyone knows that."
The Erie School District has renewed its search for a magic number. Following state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera's visit on Thursday, the district is revising its financial recovery plan to include a request for additional state funding in an amount that Rivera, Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly will find reasonable. The amount must be low enough to gain support in Harrisburg but high enough to allow the district to offset its projected $10 million deficit in 2017-18 and eliminate a structural deficit going forward, Brian Polito, the Erie School District's chief financial officer, said Monday. He said the district would need the most help in fiscal 2017-18, which starts July 1. "This is the big year," he said. Polito said the district is examining potential savings and reviewing the details of the deficit to settle on a final figure. Superintendent Jay Badams, at a public hearing on Wednesday, the day before Rivera's visit, suggested that the district might ask for $15 million.
- York City School District among the top 25 schools most at risk of "considerable losses" from cuts.
- Federal funding for teacher staffing and retention would be completely eliminated under Trump budget.
- Federal budget calls for a a $9 billion reduction in funding to the Department of Education.
SPECIAL EDUCATION; SECTION 504; ADA; GIFTED EDUCATION
To meet IDEA substantive obligation must offer IEP “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”
Join PenSPRA Friday, April 7, 2017 in Shippensburg, PA 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with evening social events on Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Shippensburg University Conference Center
The agenda is as follows: Supporting transgender students in our schools (9 am), Evaluating School Communications to Inform Your Effectiveness (10:30 am), and Cool Graphics Tools Hands-on Workshop (1:15 pm).
— Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Senate Appropriations Committee chair