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PA Ed Policy Roundup Feb 1: HB97: PA charter school law needs to shed its dunce cap reputation | Opinion

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PA charter school law needs to shed its dunce cap reputation | Opinion

Great meeting school board presidents from the southeast last evening for PSBA’s Board Presidents Panel.  Thanks to Central Montco Tech HS for hosting and PSBA for organizing the event.

“Unfortunately, too many charter schools are among the state’s poorest performing schools.  Only 28 of the 161 brick-and-mortar charters earned a “good” grade on the Department of Education’s quality report card – the School Performance Profile. None of the 14 cyber charters has ever gotten a passing grade.”
by Tomea Sippio-Smith, For the Inquirer Updated: FEBRUARY 1, 2018 — 5:00 AM EST
Few parents are satisfied when their child gets a bad grade on their report card.  But for years, Pennsylvania’s charter schools have not gotten high marks from organizations that push for high-quality options for students. Yet, like a neglectful parent, the state legislature’s inaction is making the problem worse.  For the sake of our kids, that’s got to change. Pennsylvania placed in the bottom half of all states in national rankings prepared by three respected pro-charter organizations, the Center for Education Reform, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the National Association of Charter Schools.  To be highly ranked, a state must reward high-performing charter schools, cut red tape, and close poorly performing operators. Neither Pennsylvania’s 20-year-old charter law nor the revisions to the law proposed in House Bill 97 does those things. The bill, currently being considered by the Pennsylvania House, needs considerable work to get the job done. There’s no debating that a small group of high-quality charters in the Commonwealth effectively educate students who struggle in their home districts. But the sector’s two-decade track record is far from impressive. Only about 42 percent of third-  to eighth-grade charter students passed the reading portion of the PSSA, the state’s standardized test. For math, the scores were worse, with only 21 percent of the students performing on grade level.  Considering only cyber charter students, the results were even more grim: 61 percent of reading and 85 percent of math test-takers failed to reach proficiency.

Checklist for High Quality Charter School Legislation
PCCY Website 2018

“Sending students from low-performing schools to schools without accountability isn’t much of a solution. Let’s find the money to target and fix needy public schools instead of sloughing our children’s education off to the for-profit sector.”
SB2 ESA Vouchers: Trading accountability for flexibility
Centre Daily Times Opinion January 26, 2018 07:01 PM
The above op-ed was submitted on behalf of the AAUW State College Branch, Education Policy Committee.
Our state legislators will soon be considering expanding postsecondary and college educational savings accounts (ESAs) to K-12 students under the mantra of “school choice.” Advocates for ESAs are pushing for their expansion as a means to provide parents with the ultimate flexibility for their child’s education. However, flexibility has a tradeoff — ESAs divert public school funds to private schools that often have problems of their own and no accountability for them. Schools receiving ESA funds have no oversight and are not required to participate in state assessment programs, nor do they comply with requirements for curriculum or professional licensure. In fact, K-12 students enrolled in private schools would forfeit their constitutional right to a free appropriate public education. Special needs children may not receive the services they need since once a voucher is accepted they forfeit their rights under federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). According to the National Education Association, private schools can reject applicants based on their academic record, English language proficiency, disability status, homelessness, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation of both students and parents, and other criteria.

“The court order gives lawmakers until Feb. 9 to pass a new map and send it to Mr. Wolf, who has until Feb. 15 to sign it. Wolf has been holding “listening sessions” this week to gather public input on redistricting.”
Sen. Scarnati refuses Pa. Supreme Court order to turn over map data in gerrymander case
Post-Gazette by JONATHAN LAI Philadelphia Inquirer JAN 31, 2018 5:28 PM
State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said Wednesday he would not turn over any data requested by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the wake of the gerrymandering ruling that Republicans are fighting in the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the state high court ruled that Pennsylvania's congressional map was the product of unconstitutional gerrymandering and ordered the General Assembly to submit files “that contain the current boundaries of all Pennsylvania municipalities and precincts” by noon Wednesday. In a letter to the court, Scarnati’s lawyers said he would not do so, repeating an argument they have made to the U.S. Supreme Court: The state court is overstepping its authority. “In light of the unconstitutionality of the Court's Orders and the Court's plain intent to usurp the General Assembly's constitutionally delegated role of drafting Pennsylvania's congressional districting plan, Sen. Scarnati will not be turning over any data identified in the Court's Orders,” the lawyers wrote. Republican lawmakers, including Mr. Scarnati, R-Jefferson, have said the court order does not give them enough time to draw a new map, especially because the justices did not provide a full opinion when they released the order overturning the map. By imposing a tight timeline with little guidance, the Republicans argue, the court sets them up to fail, clearing the way for the justices to draw their own map.

Legal fight over Pennsylvania's gerrymandered congressional map intensifies
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the state's congressional map illegally favors Republicans and must be redrawn. Here's the background on the case.
Morning Call by Steve Esack Contact Reporter January 31, 2018
Political and legal fights intensified Wednesday over Pennsylvania's gerrymandered congressional map after Senate Republicans vowed to ignore a court order issued by the Democrat-majority state Supreme Court. In a letter to the justices, a lawyer for Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, said he will not comply with a court directive to turn over voter records and mapmaking material. The letter states the court’s Jan. 22 ruling striking down the state’s 2011 congressional map was a judicial overstep. The ruling, the letter said, did not include judicial guidance on how lawmakers can rectify the map and the court has yet to provide it, indicating the justices plan to make their own map. If that’s the case, the lawyer warned, the justices won’t get help from Scarnati, who will not relinquish “statewide municipal and precinct map data.”

GOP candidates putting millions into Pa. gubernatorial run
Penn Live By Marc Levy Associated Press Updated Jan 31, 9:05 PM; Posted Jan 31, 7:40 PM
Editor's note: This was updated at 9 p.m. with more on Wolf's campaign finances.
HARRISBURG -- Republican gubernatorial candidates Paul Mango and Scott Wagner are donating heavily to their campaigns, putting up millions of their own dollars for the right to challenge Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the November election, according to campaign finance reports disclosed Wednesday. Wednesday was the deadline for the gubernatorial campaigns to report to state elections officials how they raised and spent money last year. The campaigns are heading into 2018 with more than $23 million combined in the bank, as the heavy spending season approaches. Mango and Wagner are airing TV ads, likely every day until the May 15 primary election. Meanwhile, Wolf can nurse his campaign account -- at just over $11 million as of Dec. 31 -- without a serious primary challenger. Also in the running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination are state House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and lawyer Laura Ellsworth.

These are the 5 most competitive Pa. Senate races in the state | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Penn Live By John L. Micek Updated Jan 31, 9:38 AM; Posted Jan 31, 8:32 AM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
The 2018 campaign season has a seen an unusual spate of legislative retirement announcements. And while they're not close to setting any records, these races do have the potential to reshape the upper levels of legislative leadership. In the state House, for instance, Majority Leader David Reed, R-Indiana, opened a leadership vacuum with his announcement that he'll run for the 9th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster. Reed won't run for re-election to his House seat.  And as our friends at City & State Pa. report this morning, the  50-member state Senate, where Republicans currently enjoy a 34-16 veto-proof majority, is going through convulsions of its own. Five seats there, notably some in the moderate Philadelphia suburbs, are currently in play. And in a year in which Democrats are hoping to make some inroads, they're definitely worth watching. Herewith: A quick rundown of those races.

Campaign finance reports due in state, federal races today
CHRIS POTTER Pittsburgh Post-Gazette JAN 31, 2018 11:26 AM
Jan. 31st marks the day on which campaign finance reports covering the end of 2017 are due for state and federal races in Pennsylvania. This space will be updated as the reports come in, depending on how often the Post-Gazette can hit refresh.  

“I am one of 13 members of an educational nominating panel tasked with recommending a list of board candidates to the mayor next month. By law, we have just 40 days to create a final list — and the clock started on Jan. 19. “
“The deadline to apply to the board, or nominate someone else, is Feb. 7. I encourage residents to submit names through the City of Philadelphia’s website as soon as possible.”
Time is running out to nominate Philly's new school board
by Wendell Pritchett, For the Inquirer Updated: JANUARY 30, 2018 — 3:01 AM EST
Wendell Pritchett is  chair of the educational nominating panel and provost of the University of Pennsylvania.
As a Philadelphia resident, a former member of the School Reform Commission, and a parent of children who attended Philadelphia public schools, I am encouraged by the sustained, steady progress that the School District of Philadelphia has made in recent years. Reading scores and graduation rates are on the rise. There are no longer any “persistently dangerous” schools. And the district now has contracts with each of its unions. There is still work to be done to ensure that every child can attend a quality school in Philadelphia, but I am confident that the School District is headed in the right direction. To ensure that we stay the course, it is time for Philadelphians to lead. Our city’s success depends on the success of our schools; it is high time that Philadelphians take full responsibility for our education system. Today, that means applying for the new school board — or nominating someone else. If you are (or know someone who is) a resident of Philadelphia, a registered voter, and passionate about education, please take the time this week to submit your name and explain why you or your nominee would be a good addition to the board.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology hosted students from eight area career and technical schools in the SkillsUSA District 2 competitions this week.
Intelligencer Posted Jan 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM Updated Jan 31, 2018 at 2:52 PM
Students from eight career and technical schools in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties competed this week in more than 40 skills competitions at the 2018 SkillsUSA District 2 competitions, hosted by Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick. The competitions included automotive, welding, electrical, cosmetology, early childhood education, crime scene investigation, information technology services, web design, public speaking, job interview, and technical drafting. SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in career and technical education programs. District competitions provide provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate skills mastered in their technical programs, and are judged by local business, industry and education leaders. Winners go on to state and national competitions.

Thackston Charter board OKs long overdue audits, refuses to release or even describe them
York Dispatch by Junior Gonzalez, 505-5439/@EducationYD Published 6:40 a.m. ET Jan. 31, 2018 | Updated 9:26 a.m. ET Jan. 31, 2018
The Helen Thackston Charter School board held a last-minute special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 30, to approve what members said were three years' worth of overdue audits. However, the board did not make copies of the audits available, refused to allow members of the public to inspect them, and board members wouldn't even describe what was in the documents. What those public documents contain could determine whether the embattled charter school closes at the end of the current school year or after the 2018-19 year. The York City school board and Thackston's board agreed last October to cancel charter revocation hearings and instead simply dissolve the school after the 2018-19 school year. However, the agreement included requirements for Thackston pertaining to record-keeping, enrollment and the completion of several years of independent audits, including the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Those audits had to be finalized and submitted to the York City School District by Wednesday, Jan. 31, or the school would close following the 2017-18 school year.

“Penn is exempt from paying property taxes under the tax code even though it is the largest private landowner in Philadelphia. Various other private universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, and Brown Universities are also exempt from these taxes, but make payments to their local government through PILOTs agreements. Penn and Columbia are the only Ivy League institutions that do not voluntarily make these payments.”
At a protest Tuesday, students revive calls for Penn to contribute more to Phila. school system
Daily Pennsylvanian By Max Cohen January 31, 2018
A group of 17 students gathered on the snowy front steps of College Hall this morning to campaign for Penn to contribute to the improvement of Philadelphia's public schools. 
As faculty and staff made their way into the building, students from Penn's chapter for the Student Labor Action Project stood outside College Hall, preparing a  public letter drop calling for Penn to join a Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) agreement with Philadelphia in order to improve the city's public schools. SLAP member and College senior Zoe Weissberg delivered a speech urging Penn to join the PILOTs agreement, which non-profit organizations do by making payments to the local governments to compensate for the lack of property tax revenue they contribute. Following her speech, Weissberg entered President Amy Gutmann’s office to deliver a letter of demands addressed to her and Board of Trustees Chairman David Cohen.

See which schools' 2017 graduates had the highest SAT scores
Trib Live by JAMIE MARTINES  | Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
Check out how your local high school compares to nearby schools in performance on the 2017 SAT. The exam, which is frequently used for college admissions, is made up of three sections: reading, math and essays. Both the reading and math sections are scored from 200-800. Essays are scored separately and range from a score of 2 to 8. Total scores could range from 400-1600. There is no passing grade for the SAT; however, many colleges and universities use SAT scores as a factor in determining whether they will admit a student. Some schools have stopped using exams like the SAT for admissions. The 2017 high school graduate cohort was the largest in history, with over 1.7 million students taking the test at some point in their college careers, according to data provided by College Board, which administers the SAT.

Is it a Big Deal That Trump Barely Mentioned Education in State of the Union?
Education Week Politics K12 Blog By Alyson Klein on January 31, 2018 4:01 PM
Flashback to 2017: President Donald Trump spent a lot of time on education in his first joint speech to Congess.  He called education "the civil rights issue of our time" and asked lawmakers to "pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children. These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious, or home school that is right for them."  But the president's first official State of the Union speech on Tuesday was almost devoid of any reference to school choice. (One possible, fleeting exception: Trump pointed to a family from Ohio who may plan use savings from the recent tax bill for education expenses. But it wasn't clear if the president was talking about either tax-advantaged savings for K-12 private school tuition—an opportunity made available by the recent tax bill—or such savings for college tuition, which has been an option for years.) There wasn't any reference to K-12 beyond a quick nod to vocational education. So is that a lot less on education than we are used to hearing in a State of the Union address or in a similar speech to Congress? Yes, this speech was lighter on education than any since 1989, according to a review of speeches by the Education Week Library. In fact, some past presidents used their State of the Union speeches roll out or spike the football on some big initiatives. For instance:

The one thing Trump said about education policy in State of the Union address
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss January 31 at 1:08 PM Email the author
President Trump spoke for one hour, 20 minutes and 31 seconds (including applause) to deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, and spoke directly about education policy very briefly — for one sentence, or two if you want to be charitable. And he didn’t mention school choice, which is surprising, given that he has said it is his chief educational priority. This is what Trump said in regard to education policy: As tax cuts create new jobs, let us invest in workforce development and job training. Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential. There was nothing about school choice, graduation rates, student loans, standardized test scores, curriculum standards. And as Post reporter Moriah Balingit noted here, he didn’t include schools when he talked about rebuilding America’s infrastructure, saying: “We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways across our land.”

What Trump Didn't Say About Education
Experts aren’t surprised by the president’s failure to mention it in his State of the Union.
The Atlantic by ISABEL FATTAL  JAN 31, 2018
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Sometimes what’s not said in a State of the Union address is just as relevant as what’s said. That’s what some in the education world are thinking, at least, about Trump’s lack of mention of their topic in last night’s address. Despite being the third-longest State of the Union in the past 50 years, Trump’s speech barely mentioned schools, students, or learning.  Trump’s only clear mention of the subject was a brief comment about vocational education: “Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential.” As my colleague Alia Wong reported last night, this call for more vocational schools isn’t entirely consistent with his requested cuts to career and technical education in the 2018 budget.
Representative Joe Kennedy’s Democratic response to the address didn’t touch all that much on education, either, although it offered more than Trump’s address did. Kennedy spoke from Diman Regional Technical School, a vocational school in Fall River, Massachusetts, and noted that Democrats choose “good education [Americans] can afford.” When it comes to mentions of education, how does this year’s SOTU stack up historically? 

Did new evaluations and weaker tenure make fewer people want to become teachers? A new study says yes
Chalkbeat BY MATT BARNUM  -  January 30, 2018
When the Obama administration and states across the country embraced tougher evaluation and tenure rules for teachers, critics offered a familiar refrain: weakening teachers’ job security could make the profession less attractive and ultimately backfire. Now a new study is among the first to suggest that this concern has become a reality, showing that after states put in place new evaluation and tenure rules, the number of new teaching licenses issued dropped substantially — a finding that researchers said suggests fewer people were interested in the job. “We find consistent evidence that both implementing high-stakes evaluation reforms and repealing tenure reduced teacher labor supply,” concludes the paper, which controlled for a number of factors that might have affected the pool of teachers.

The Bizarre American Lobbying War Over Turkish-Run Schools
The government of Turkey is seeking to discredit a network of U.S. charter schools linked to exiled cleric Fetullah Gulen.
Politico By LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE  February 01, 2018
A law firm hired by the government of Turkey is lobbying state officials across the U.S. about what it alleges is a suspicious network of American charter schools run by a dangerous Turkish opposition leader. Federal records show Turkey’s lawyers requested meetings in January 2018 with politicians in 26 states and the District of Columbia, including attorneys general, influential legislators and at least one governor — Michigan’s Rick Snyder. The legal team has already sat down with an official in the Arizona attorney general’s office, worked on legislation in Texas and attended school board meetings in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. It’s the latest move in a curious propaganda war playing out in America’s state capitals between Turkey’s ruling party and a secretive religious movement that the Center for Public Integrity previously revealed has funded scores of international trips for state lawmakers from places such as Texas and Tennessee. Nonprofits associated with what is commonly called the Gulen movement — named for the elderly Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen — sponsored subsidized trips to Turkey for at least 151 state lawmakers, the Center for Public Integrity reported last year. Some of the state lawmakers who took the trips later introduced resolutions supporting the movement — or even backed some of the nearly 200 American charter schools linked to it.

Republicans Tack a Conservative Campus Wish List to a Major Education Bill
New York Times By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS FEB. 1, 2018
Religious colleges would be able to bar openly same-sex relationships without fear of repercussions. Religious student groups could block people who do not share their faith from becoming members. Controversial speakers would have more leverage when they want to appear at colleges. A 590-page higher-education bill working its way through Congress is a wish list for a wide range of people, groups and colleges claiming that their First Amendment rights — freedom of speech, religion or assembly — are being trampled. Many of them are religious, right-leaning or both, and the Republicans behind the bill have eagerly taken up the cause, correcting what they see as antipathy toward conservative beliefs on American campuses. “Colleges and universities, both public and private, have long been considered environments that support robust debate and freedom, and Republican members of Congress share that belief and are sending a message to the higher education community that these important issues cannot be ignored,” Michael Woeste, a spokesman for Representative Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the chairwoman of the House education committee, said in a statement. The bill’s religious elements reflect the continuing national debate over whether the First Amendment covers actions that might otherwise be called discriminatory. 

Purpose Career Fair for Black Male Educators in Philly Sat, February 10, 2018 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
by The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice
There is a serious shortage of Black male educators in our schools, and all our children are worse off for it. Maybe you’re the answer. Whether you’re an experienced Black male educator looking for a new challenge, a college student weighing career paths, or working in another field you just don’t find fulfilling, come to the PURPOSE CAREER FAIR to meet and interview with over 30 school networks looking to hire in Philadelphia public schools and beyond.

Advertising in schools?
A number of school districts across the country have turned to advertising as a way to fill budget gaps. Some districts have offered corporate naming rights to buildings and others have allowed ads on buses and lockers. A reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot-News is investigating the prevalence of ads in Pa. schools and needs your help. Please contact him if you’re aware of any of the following in your area:
·  Ads placed on sports uniforms, school buses, lockers, or other areas of school grounds.
·  Corporate sponsorship of sports fields, buildings, parking lots, or other school property.
·  Ads on school websites or newsletters.
·  Any other examples of advertising or sponsorship in the school environment or curriculum.
You can reach reporter Daniel Simmons-Ritchie at or on 717-255-8162

Welcome to the new look of!
We’re excited to launch a new website with a cleaner look and improved navigation to help you find the resources you want with even more ease. And just like the current website, this new one is completely mobile-friendly so it works just as easily on your tablet or smartphone as it does on your desktop computer. Take wherever you go! As part of this roll out, we also will be launching a new member portal – myPSBA. The new portal will be a one-stop shop for event registrations and will offer many of the same features of your favorite social media platforms, with online discussion groups where members can communicate on topics related to their position in the district. Members also can access PSBA's new Online Learning program, included in All-Access membership, for training anywhere at anytime. In the coming weeks members will be receiving an email with personal login information to myPSBA. We look forward to sharing these exciting new developments with you! Until then, registration forms are found on each event page and do not require logging in. Available online publications, and many of our popular reports and resources, now are easily found under Advocacy & News.

PSBA Closer Look Series Public Briefings
The Closer Look Series Public Briefings will take a deeper dive into concepts contained in the proposed Pennsylvania State Budget and the State of Education Report. Sessions will harness the expertise of local business leaders, education advocates, government and local school leaders from across the state. Learn more about the fiscal health of schools, how workforce development and early education can be improved and what local schools are doing to improve the State of Education in Pennsylvania. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Connecting Student Success to Employment
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel – Pittsburgh Green Tree Feb. 27, 2018, 7-8:45 a.m.
More than eight out of 10 students taking one or more industry-specific assessments are achieving either at the competent or advanced level. How do we connect student success to jobs in the community? What does the connection between schools and the business community look like and how can it be improved? How do we increase public awareness of the growing demand for workers in the skilled trades and other employment trends in the commonwealth? Hear John Callahan, PSBA assistant executive director, and Matt Smith, president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, give a free, public presentation on these topics followed by a Q&A period.

A Deeper Dive into the State of Education
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia March 6, 2018, 7-8:45 a.m.
In the State of Education Report, 40% of schools stated that 16% to 30% of students joining schools at kindergarten or first grade are below the expected level of school readiness. Learn more about the impact of early education and what local schools are doing to improve the State of Education in Pennsylvania. A free, public presentation by local and legislative experts will be followed by a Q&A period.

Public Education Under Extreme Pressure
Hilton Harrisburg March 12, 2018, 7-8:45 a.m.
According to the State of Education Report, 84% of all school districts viewed budget pressures as the most difficult area to manage over the past year. With so many choices and pressures, school districts must make decisions to invest in priorities while managing their locally diverse budgets. How does the state budget impact these decisions? What investments does the business community need for the future growth of the economy and how do we improve the health, education and well-being of students who attend public schools in the commonwealth in this extreme environment? Hear local and legislative leaders in a free, public presentation on these topics followed by a Q&A period.

Registration for these public briefings:

Registration is now open for the 2018 PASA Education Congress! State College, PA, March 19-20, 2018
Don't miss this marquee event for Pennsylvania school leaders at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA, March 19-20, 2018.
Learn more by visiting 

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Join the PA Principals Association, the PA Association of School Administrators and the PA Association of Rural and Small Schools for PA Education Leaders Advocacy Day at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA.  
A rally in support of public education and important education issues will be held on the Main Rotunda Steps from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Visits with legislators will be conducted earlier in the day. More information will be sent via email, shared in our publications and posted on our website closer to the event.
To register, send an email to Dr. Joseph Clapper at before Friday, June 8, 2018.
Click here to view the PA Education Leaders Advocacy Day 2018 Save The Date Flyer (INCLUDES EVENT SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT ISSUES.) 

SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 PA Educational Leadership Summit - July 29-31 - State College, PA sponsored by the PA Principals Association, PASA, PAMLE and PASCD.  
This year's Summit will be held from July 29-31, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA.

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