Monday, February 19, 2018

PA Ed Policy Roundup Feb 19: Children are dying from gun violence and Congress is failing to act

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Children are dying from gun violence and Congress is failing to act

In addition to calling your member of Congress to urge them to take meaningful action now to protect our children, please consider calling the following members of Congress who are in leadership positions or who serve on the Congressional committees that may consider such action:

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Washington DC Office: (202) 225-3031

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Washington DC Office: (202) 224-2541

Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Washington DC Office: (202) 224-4944

Pennsylvania Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Senator Robert Casey Washington DC Office: (202) 224-6324

Congresswoman Virginia Fox, Chairwoman, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Washington DC Office: (202) 225-2071

Pennsylvania Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:
Glenn “GT” Thompson Washington DC Office: (202) 225-5121
Lou Barletta Washington DC Office: (202) 225-6511
Lloyd Smucker Washington DC Office: (202) 225-2411

Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map
AP State Wire By MARC LEVY Published: Today
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party's quest to capture control of the U.S. House. Monday is the state Supreme Court's self-imposed deadline to unveil new district boundaries, replacing the 6-year-old boundaries the court struck down in a gerrymandering lawsuit last month. New boundaries for Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts are to take effect starting in the May 15 primary and could make substantial changes to a map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The redrawn map also could dramatically change the face of Pennsylvania's predominantly Republican, all-male delegation. Meanwhile, sitting congressmen, dozens of would-be candidates and millions of voters will have to sort out which district they live in barely a month before the deadline to submit paperwork to run.

Outside expert advises Pa. Supreme Court in drawing congressional district map
By Lindsay Lazarski, WHYY February 18, 2018
In a decision that could have national political ramifications, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday where Pennsylvania’s congressional boundaries will fall for the next two election cycles. To advise the court, the justices enlisted Nathaniel Persily, a redistricting expert and Stanford Law professor, who suddenly has a lot of sway over Pennsylvania’s political future. “Since over 85 percent of our elections are not competitive in the general election, how we choose to divide up our constituencies often can be more important than who wins at the ballot box,” said Persily in a 2016 video about the consequences of redistricting.

Children are dying from gun violence and Congress is failing to act. Every one of our 100 U.S. senators, and all 435 U.S. representatives bear a responsibility to take meaningful action to protect our children, our families, and our communities. Our elected leaders cannot continue to fail at this most essential task.”
American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida
2/15/2018 By: Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
"Yesterday just before the dismissal bell rang, 17 children and adults were shot and killed and 15 were injured inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. We find ourselves once again filled with grief and horror, and we mourn alongside all those impacted by the shooting. As our hearts are in Parkland, our eyes are on Congress.  
"This is the eighteenth school shooting in 2018, the equivalent of one every two and a half days so far this year. Shootings have an indelible impact on entire communities, on the families who lost children and loved ones, and on the children who survived. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Newtown. Orlando. Las Vegas. And now, Parkland. Children are dying from gun violence and Congress is failing to act. Every one of our 100 U.S. senators, and all 435 U.S. representatives bear a responsibility to take meaningful action to protect our children, our families, and our communities. Our elected leaders cannot continue to fail at this most essential task.
"We can start by working to advance meaningful legislation that keeps children safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates for stronger state and federal gun laws that protect children, including a ban on assault weapons like the one used in yesterday's school shooting. We also call for stronger background checks, solutions addressing firearm trafficking, and encouraging safe firearm storage. We will also continue to work to ensure that children and their families have access to appropriate mental health services, particularly to address the effects of exposure to violence.
"Although these mass shootings command our attention, our children remain at risk daily for suicide, homicide, and unintentional injury because of the current policy regarding access to guns in the United States. ​Gun violence is a public health threat to children, and one the American Academy of Pediatrics will continue to take on, in state capitals across the country and in the halls of Congress. Parents across the United States send their children to school every day, and hope and trust they will be safe. As long as children continue to be injured and killed by guns in this country, pediatricians will not rest in our pursuit to keep them safe."
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.

Editorial: Thoughts and prayers are no longer enough
Delco Times POSTED: 02/17/18, 10:19 PM EST
It is the standard response every time we reel from one more mass shooting. “Thoughts and prayers.” We do not mean to lessen the pain or intrude on the mourning seeping out from the walls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Our hearts ache for one more slaughter of the innocents. But the truth is thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We are tired of hearing about these mass shootings. We are tired of reporting them. We are tired of counting the dead and wounded. All while waiting for something to be done. Because the truth is nothing is going to be done. Nothing is going to change.

What Congress Has Accomplished Since the (2012) Sandy Hook Massacre
New York Times BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD FEB. 15, 2018
Once again, Americans are facing a tragedy involving guns. This time, at least 17 people were killed during an attack at a Florida high school Wednesday. More than five years have passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were killed. In that time, dozens of gun control proposals have been introduced in Congress attempting to fix glaring issues with gun safety and regulation. More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in America since then. Here is a guide to what Congress has — or, more accurately, has not — accomplished during this time.

“After more than a day of criticism from the students, the White House said the president would hold a "listening session" with unspecified students on Wednesday and meet with state and local security officials Thursday.”
Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump
Inquirer by JASON DEAREN, TERRY SPENCER & ALLEN G. BREED, The Associated Press Updated: FEBRUARY 18, 2018 — 5:07 PM EST
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press." "How dare you," he added. Hogg was responding to Trump's tweet Saturday that Democrats hadn't passed any gun control measures during the brief time they controlled Congress with a supermajority in the Senate. Trump also alluded to the FBI's failure to act on tips that the suspect was dangerous, while bemoaning the bureau's focus on Russia's role in the 2016 election. Trump was at his Florida estate Sunday but did not mention the attack in a series of tweets.

Emma González Leads a Student Outcry on Guns: ‘This Is the Way I Have to Grieve’
Students used Twitter, the news media and a courthouse rally to pressure lawmakers for gun control after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
New York Times By Julie TurkewitzMatt Stevens and Jason M. Bailey Feb. 18, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — They shouted into a microphone until their voices became hoarse. They waved handmade signs. They chanted. And sometimes, in the middle of it all, they choked up. At the federal courthouse here on Saturday, students — including many of the very people who had to endure the trauma of a shooting on campus — continued to speak out about guns. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., their youthful voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. And on Saturday, another young woman’s words captivated the nation. Speaking publicly at the rally, Emma González, a senior, pledged that her school would be the site of the nation’s last mass shooting. How could she know? Because, she said, she and her peers would take it upon themselves to “change the law.”

A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more
Washington Post By Elise Viebeck February 15 at 8:25 PM Email the author
As the shooting began, the teenagers captured the sound of gunfire on their phones. When it didn’t stop, they texted their parents and took to social media to share each fearful moment with the outside world. Then it was over and 17 people were dead. Within a day, as they continued to express their thoughts online and on-air to reporters, the survivors’ expressions of grief turned to calls for political action. “Blood is being spilled on the floors of American classrooms, and that is not acceptable,” ­David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., said Thursday in an interview. “By working through bipartisanship and working through our differences . . . we can make an actual change. And who knows? Maybe we could save some children’s lives.” In the familiar aftermath of America’s latest mass shooting, something new stood out: This time, the kids who survived the rampage on Wednesday were demanding to know why the adults who run the country had not done more to prevent it.

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting
Post-Gazette by SUDHIN S. THANAWALA Associated Press FEB 18, 2018 1:34 AM
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on March 14 to “protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.” The Network for Public Education, an advocacy organization for public schools, meanwhile, announced a “national day of action” on April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two students opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher. The organization is encouraging teachers and students to organize sit-ins, walkouts, marches and any other events to protest gun violence in schools. “The politicians sit on their hands as our children and their teachers are murdered in their schools,” Diane Ravitch, the group’s president, and Carol Burris, its executive director, said in a post online.

Educator: It’s time teachers took a tough stand on gun control. They should walk out.
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss February 16 Email the author
Two years ago, educator Halley Wheeless’s young daughter came home and began playing a strange game with a neighbor. They called it “lockdown.” That prompted her to write a version of the following post, which she did not publish at the time but has now updated in the aftermath of the killing of 17 people at South Florida high school by a gunman identified by police as a 19-year-old former student. Wheeless, an educational consultant in New Mexico, said she believes it is time to put in the public square her idea of how teachers should respond to gun violence. She is a national board-certified teacher and taught English for 13 years in New Mexico and in Turkey. She also served as the director of teaching and learning at the private Mysa School in Bethesda, Md., and has been involved in educational research at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

NRA gave more than $210,000 to Pa. Congress members, records show
Trib Live by DEBRA ERDLEY  | Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
The National Rifle Association, under heavy fire on social media following the Parkland, Fla., school massacre, has spent more than $210,000 to support members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation over the past two decades, campaign finance records show. The money, doled out as campaign contributions directly to candidates, is just a small piece of the pie in the post-Citizens United world where super PACs representing corporations, nonprofit organizations and labor unions can spend millions more to underwrite independent, issue-oriented communications to support their favorites. Gun control advocates, who often are outspent by as much as 10-1 on the national stage, say it would be a mistake to underestimate the power of the NRA and other gun rights groups.

Here are the congressional candidates who got the most NRA money in the 2016 campaign, by state – Florida is no. 3
By John W. Schoen@johnwschoen Published 11:07 AM ET Thu, 15 Feb 2018  Updated 11:19 AM ET Thu, 15 Feb 2018
·         Of the tens of millions of dollars the National Rifle Association has spent over the years in support of gun rights, only a small share goes directly to individual members of Congress.
·         The figures are compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics using Federal Election Commission data.
·         One reason may be that much of the battle over gun regulation is being fought in statehouses, not on Capitol Hill.
·         While federal gun laws are relatively weak, the number of state regulations governing the purchase and use of firearms varies greatly.
The National Rifle Association's political activity and spending is once again under scrutiny following the shooting massacre at a South Florida school. Of the tens of millions of dollars the NRA has spent over the years in support of gun rights, a relatively small share goes directly to individual members of Congress, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

At least a dozen Pennsylvania lawmakers carry guns on the House and Senate floors — though weapons are banned in the building
Lancaster Online by BRAD BUMSTED AND PAULA KNUDSEN February 18, 2018
HARRISBURG — Every week, thousands of political activists, tourists and curious citizens walk through the Capitol building’s doors to get a glimpse of their government in action. And every one of them is run through a security checkpoint. They empty their pockets, run their briefcases and bags through X-ray machines — and, if they’re carrying firearms, they’re required to store their guns with the Capitol Police. “By law, firearms are prohibited from being carried in the state Capitol by anyone other than on-duty law enforcement officers, regardless of if an individual has a permit to carry a concealed firearm or not,” said Troy Thompson, a spokesman for the Department of General Services, the agency that has oversight of state buildings and the Capitol Police. Pennsylvania’s elected legislators play by a different set of rules, though. At least a dozen to two dozen members of the House of Representatives carry handguns in the halls of the Capitol building and even on the chamber floor, officials and former officials with knowledge of security told The Caucus newspaper, a publication of LNP Media Group.

“Pennsylvania could stand to lose $92 million.”
States Worry You May Claim 529 Tax Exemption for K-12 School Tuition
Officials fear big hit to tax revenues by letting more parents use the savings plans for education costs
Wall Street Journal By Michelle Hackman Feb. 16, 2018 6:30 a.m. ET
State officials across the country are increasingly worried that a provision in the new tax law extending college savings accounts to K-12 expenses will blow an unexpected hole in their budgets. The federal government created modern 529 savings plans in the mid-1990s that allow families to put away money for education and allow it to grow tax-free. As an added incentive, more than 30 states offer their own tax breaks to people who put money into the accounts. In December, as part of a broad tax overhaul, Congress expanded the accounts to cover up to $10,000 a year in expenses for kindergarten through 12th grade. State budget officials are now concerned that a large number of parents will use 529 accounts to pay private-school tuition, giving them a new write-off for their state taxes. That could result in potentially millions of dollars in lost tax revenue at a time when most states are struggling to close budget deficits. “I’m worried that families could use these accounts to avoid paying state taxes,” said Illinois state treasurer Mike Frerichs, a Democrat. “This is only going to put a deeper hole in the budget.” The dispute is in part between state and federal officials, but it also often breaks down along party lines. Many Republicans favor tax breaks for families who send children to private or religious schools, which they see as a way to help parents, while Democrats worry that such breaks subsidize wealthy people and exclusive schools.

Greencastle-Antrim teacher contract talks intensify
Herald Mail Media Joyce Nowell Feb 18, 2018
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The stakes have gotten higher and contract negotiations more intense since the Greencastle-Antrim Education Association set an April 4 strike date. The Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) School Board issued an open statement to the taxpayers of the district late last week explaining why they want a two-year salary freeze. Negotiators for the teachers said they plan to present the union's take on district finances when contract talks continue Monday night. In submitting the open statement for the board, President James E. Winslow said that while a potential strike is legal and a right of the bargaining unit, “the board feels it is unproductive for the community and, especially, the students of the district.” Teachers have been working under the terms of the previous contract since September 2017. On Feb. 5, Greencastle-Antrim Education Association leaders deemed contract talks “unproductive” and a strike date was set.

School boards increasingly embrace the ABCs of social activism
Washington Post By Debbie Truong February 17 at 6:12 PM Email the author
In Arlington County, the school board lamented the persistence of gender inequality and harassment in the #MeToo era. In Prince George’s County, the board issued an order encouraging schools to spend a week recognizing the Black Lives Matter movement.
And in Minneapolis and Denver, school boards promulgated rousing memos of support for immigrant students and their families. Long known as unflashy arbiters of budgets and boundaries, some city and suburban school boards are shedding their stodgy reputation and staking out ardent positions on political and social issues. Skeptics question the utility or appropriateness of those declarations, but some boards view decrying gender and racial inequity as part of their professional duty. “History is written by the victors, and a lot of times, the individual struggles of folks . . . are not really addressed in the classroom,” said Raaheela Ahmed, a school board member in Prince George’s County. “There’s a responsibility there to make sure our students are successful, and that requires, sometimes, things outside of the traditional.”

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive
New York Times By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS FEB. 14, 2018
A supervised exercise program that gets young children running and playing for an hour before school could make them happier and healthier, while also jibing with the needs and schedules of parents and school officials, according to a new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools. The results also caution, however, that the benefits may depend on how often children actually participate. Physical activity among children in most of the developed world has been on a steep decline for decades. National exercise guidelines in the United States recommend that children and adolescents engage in at least an hour of exercise every day. But by most estimates, barely 20 percent of young people are that active, and many scarcely exercise at all. Meanwhile, rates of obesity among children as young as 2 hover at around 17 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teacher-Evaluation Efforts Haven't Shown Results, Say Bill and Melinda Gates
Education Week By Brenda Iasevoli on February 15, 2018 5:56 PM
Bill and Melinda Gates have poured their fortune into, among other things, the push for common standards, small schools, and efforts to overhaul teacher evaluations. Reflecting on these funding initiatives in a recent interview with the Associated Press, the billionaire husband and wife team admit they haven't worked. "It's in taking all of those lessons and saying, 'OK, but did they reach the majority of the school districts? Did they scale and change the system for low-income and minority kids writ large, at scale?' And the answer when we looked at it, it was no," Melinda Gates told the AP. The two have acknowledged missteps before, most recently with the Common Core State Standards. As Liana Heitin (now Loewus) reported in May of 2016, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation acknowledged having underestimated the amount of resources and support public schools would need to incorporate the standards. But the admission that the push for tougher teacher evaluations—including tying student test scores to teacher performance—has fallen flat is notable considering the contentiousness of the debate over how to judge teacher quality, and how influential the Gates Foundation has been in shaping that realm over the last decade.

Save the Date: PA School Funding Lawsuit Wed. March 7, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Commonwealth Court Hearing on Legislative leaders motions to Dismiss the Wm Penn SD challenge to state funding.
Before the Court en banc sitting in Court Room No. 1 Ninth Floor, Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut Street, One South Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107
All members of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court will hear oral argument on motions to dismiss filed by legislative leaders in the school funding lawsuit William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, et al.  The Legislators are arguing that the Petition challenging the inadequacy and inequity of Pennsylvania’s funding of schools is moot because the new school formula has supplanted the funding scheme existing when students and school districts filed their Petition in 2015.  In addition, Legislators also contend that the Petition failed to allege that insufficient state funding caused any harm such as poor PSSA results or lack of sufficient instructional resources.   In September, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the Commonwealth Court to hold a trial on whether state officials are violating the state’s constitution by failing to adequately and equitably fund public education.  The Legislators objections have delayed efforts to bring this case to trial.   

Updated: Snooze or Lose: Promoting Sleep Health in Adolescents
Dr. Wendy Troxel Mon., March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Radnor High School auditorium 
The Radnor Township School District Adolescent Sleep & School Start Time Study Committee will welcome Dr. Wendy Troxel for a public presentation on Mon., March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Radnor High School auditorium (130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). Dr. Troxel is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Troxel been widely cited by the media, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Financial TimesABC World News TonightCBS Sunday Morning, NPR and BBC. Dr. Troxel was also one of the featured sleep experts in the National Geographic documentary “Sleepless in America.” Her TED talk on the impact of school start times on adolescent sleep has received more than 1.4 million views.

Help draft a plan to implement a statewide vision for the future of public education in PA!
(Updated) PSBA Member Roundtables/Receptions – February and March Dates
Member Roundtable and Receptions
Join your PSBA Member Roundtable and Reception to hear the public education advocacy and political updates affecting your school district. Take this opportunity to network, learn and develop your leadership skills. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and networking with fellow school leaders in your area, then provide your input on the future vision for public education in PA.
Roundtable Discussion: Help draft a plan to implement a statewide vision for the future of public education in PA! PSBA would like to capture your thoughts on what education should look like in the coming decades. We will compile your expertise with the perspectives of others from across the state to develop the Commonwealth Education Blueprint. The Blueprint will then serve as our guiding resource and will set milestones for creating the best public education experience for future generations of students. Don’t miss your opportunity to weigh in!
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Association Update
Learn the latest news, initiatives and upcoming events from your association.
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Government Affairs
Bring knowledge back to your district of how the commonwealth budget will fiscally impact it. Discuss the top legislative issues affecting public education. Learn how you can advocate for your school district taxpayers, students and public education success.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Networking
Enjoy productive conversation with your school leader colleagues. Boost your network, share your experiences and build a stronger voice for public education.
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Commonwealth Education Blueprint: Developing a vision for public education
This focus group is your opportunity to share your input in drafting a blueprint for the future of public education. The Commonwealth Education Blueprint is a multiyear effort founded and managed by PSBA to develop and implement a statewide vision for the future of public education. Through this comprehensive project, education stakeholders from across the state and from many areas of expertise are coming together to proactively determine what education should look like in years to come. Having a clear and comprehensive statewide vision will ensure that we provide an increasingly excellent public education experience for children. This is your opportunity to get involved, share your feedback, and help draft the plan for the future of education!
Pricing: This is a complimentary PSBA member event.
·         Feb. 26, Parkway West CTC (Section 5)
·         Feb. 27, A. W. Beattie Career Center (Section 5)
·         Feb. 28, Crawford Co. CTC (Section 1)
·         Mar. 1, Seneca Highlands IU 9 (Section 2)
·         Mar. 5, Central Montco Technical HS (Section 8)
·         Mar. 6, Lehigh Carbon Community College (Section 8)
·         Mar. 7, West Side CTC (Section 4)
·         Mar. 8, Montoursville Area HS (Section 3)
·         Mar. 12, PSBA (Section 7)
·         Mar. 13, Altoona Area HS (Section 6)

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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