Friday, June 14, 2019

PA Ed Policy Roundup June 14: EITC, explained: How Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits are used, who benefits, and more


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Blogger note: this piece includes a section on “Who gave the most? The top 100 donors to EITC programs in 2017-18.” Also includes an interactive graphic showing “Top 40 EITC Recipients”
EITC, explained: How Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits are used, who benefits, and more
PA Capital Star By  Elizabeth Hardison June 14, 2019
Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he will veto a proposed expansion of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit, which directs millions of potential tax dollars each year to private schools and educational programs. But that doesn’t mean that the proposal from House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, is going to disappear anytime soon. Turzai’s bill would nearly double the size of the EITC private school scholarship program, which provides up to $110 million per year in tax credits to businesses that donate to K-12 scholarship funds. The bill also calls for that cap to increase by 10 percent annually if 90 percent of the credits are claimed. With a few legislative maneuvers, it’s possible the tax credit program could still get a boost in the state’s 2019-20 budget. It just may not be what Turzai initially proposed. As part of the state’s annual budget process, the governor signs off on dozens of code bills that authorize state statutes to take effect in the new fiscal year. These bills govern everything from education and agriculture to human services and liquor sales. The General Assembly can make line-item amendments to the code bills before they vote to send them to the governor’s desk. If lawmakers want to authorize an increase to the tax credit program, they can do it by tweaking the state’s school code, which lays out the program’s budget and rules.A spokesperson for Turzai declined to discuss strategy Wednesday afternoon, saying only that “Governor Wolf should sign the bill.” Wolf’s spokesperson was equally circumspect. “I can’t speculate about code bills that don’t exist yet,” spokesperson J.J. Abbott said. In short, the EITC expansion could remain an important bargaining chip during budget negotiations this month, despite Wolf’s looming veto. With that in mind, here’s a look at how the program works and who stands to benefit from it.

“But to Rep. Michael Carroll, D-Hughestown, considering any charter school legislation sponsored by Republican lawmakers was unthinkable until Democrats’ concerns about school funding are addressed. “A no vote on this bill and the other three bills will send a message to our school districts and our students, and our parents, and our teachers and the residents who pay property taxes, that we're not interested in any charter school bill until we actually figure out how to properly fund charter education in this state,” Carroll said during floor debate. “The time has come to stand up for students. The time has come to stand up for taxpayers, and not charter schools.”
Rhetoric on school choice in Pennsylvania heats up as one bill faces veto, four others advance
KPVI By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Jun 13, 2019 Updated 36 min ago
In a month when Pennsylvania lawmakers are generally consumed by budget negotiations behind the scenes as the fiscal year comes to a close, the topic of school choice has dominated public discourse in recent days. The House of Representatives approved a package of four bills this week designed to reform and improve the operations of charter schools, signaling an intent to modernize the way the publicly funded, privately run institutions operate. But just days after the Senate passed a bill that would have at least doubled the scope of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, word has emerged that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf intends to veto that legislation. House Bill 800 would boost the EITC by $100 million immediately to provide more scholarships for families to send their children to the schools of their choice, and it also includes a provision for a 10 percent increase in any year where the use of the EITC comes within 10 percent of its cap. Sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-McCandless, the legislation passed in both chambers largely along party lines. Given the strong partisan split on HB800, many onlookers expected that a veto was likely, and media reports from a Wednesday event in Philadelphia quoted the governor saying he would indeed veto the bill. Regardless of the fate of the EITC legislation, the four new bills related to charter schools are on now in the Senate for consideration there after much heated debate and near party-line votes in the House. In a series of testy exchanges with Democratic lawmakers this week, Turzai admonished those debating the merits of the charter school bills not to conflate them with HB800 and focus on the specific proposals as they came up for vote.

"When we look at the inequity in public education, we should be embarrassed," said state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-146th Dist., who met and spoke with the Pottstown protesters when they arrived.”
Pottstown packs punch at fair funding rally in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG — Three buses of Pottstown activists were among the more than 1,000 people who converged on the state capitol Wednesday to fight for fair education funding. It is three times the number of Pottstown protesters who showed up last year and the total crowd was more than twice the size of last year's turnout. They were there because if the state's fair education funding formula adopted in 2016 were used for all basic education funding, Pottstown would no longer be looking at cutting programs to balance its budget, as happened this year, but could add programs, increase teacher pay and cut local property taxes. Pennsylvania is widely recognized as having one of the worst funding gaps between poor and wealthy districts, due largely to its over-reliance on local property taxes to fund public schools, and its failure to fully implement the fair funding formula.

Southeast Pa. protesters flood Capitol, push for a shift in education funding
WHYY By Katie Meyer, WITF June 13, 2019
The money Pennsylvania schools receive per pupil varies widely, and on average, students of color get fewer resources. The state has a formula designed to address the inequity, but it’s only used for some funding. On Wednesday, around a thousand activists took a trip to the Capitol to call for change. Most protesters with the faith group POWER came from the Philadelphia region. They are pushing a bill that would apply the fair funding formula to all education money. It’s sponsored by Philadelphia Democratic Representative Chris Rabb. “This is a justice issue,” Rabb told the crowd, which filled the rotunda and the balconies that ring it. “We will keep on fighting.” Enacted in 2016, the funding formula accounts for actual enrollment, poverty, and the money districts get from local taxes. But it only applies to new funding each year — a small part of the total. Applied everywhere, it would give more money to poorer, urban districts in the Philadelphia area. But it would reduce funding for many rural and western districts — including Pittsburgh.

“Senate Bill 751 increases the teacher observation portion of the evaluation to 70 percent of the total score, providing administrators with increased flexibility while also reducing the reliance on standardized testing in the system. Further, the revised system will take into account the impact of poverty on student academic outcomes, on a teacher’s ability to teach, and on the overall school environment. Aument said the current system has hindered efforts to attract and keep Pennsylvania’s best and brightest teachers in high-poverty, low-performing schools.”
Proposal to Revise Educator Evaluation System Introduced
Senator Aument’s Website Posted on Jun 13, 2019
HARRISBURG – Senator Ryan Aument (R-Landisville) introduced a proposal this week that would make major revisions to the way educator performance is evaluated in the Commonwealth, creating a more accurate, fair, and meaningful evaluation system. Aument said that although the current evaluation system that was enacted in 2012 was well-intended, it has come up short in providing school districts, career & technical centers, and intermediate units with a system to improve student academic performance by giving educators useful and actionable feedback to help them improve and share best practices. “As the author of the original teacher evaluation bill in 2012, I can confidently say that the implementation of the current system does not match the original intent,” Aument said.  “As such, it is our responsibility to get it right, and I have been working towards that goal in a collaborative and methodical approach with the people who directly use and are impacted by the system.” For the past two years, Senator Aument has worked with teachers, administrators, and education advocates to address the various shortcomings of the current system.  The result is Senate Bill 751, which creates a new system using many of the same goals of the original proposal in 2012, but with the benefit of hindsight and the input of motivated stakeholders.

Many Pa. schools aren’t held accountable for deficiencies in their education | PennLive letters
PennLive Letters to the Editor by Doria Foote, Warrington Township, York County Updated Jun 13, 8:27 AM; Posted Jun 13, 8:07 AM
House Bills 526 and 34 are currently being proposed before the Pennsylvania Congress. If these bills pass, they will deny our rights to choose which public schools our children attend. I have a 12-year-old son and he attended the local elementary for four years. While the school was decent, I felt like it was failing my family in certain areas, like educational needs/support, safety, and communication. As a parent, it is my duty to provide my son with the best educational support that I can. So, my husband and I made the decision to transfer to Commonwealth Charter Academy. In the state of Pennsylvania, many schools are not being held accountable for the lack of education they are providing their students. So many of the students who enter cyber school are behind two or more years academically or are in need of special educational intervention. District run cyber schools won’t fix the problem, but exacerbate it. Fortunately cyber schools have been in existence for over 17 years and provide educational services for all students needs. They focus on what works for each student, rather than that of the student body. Cyber school is the right choice for our family. It is our choice to attend a school we feel is providing our son with the best possible chance at a successful future. My hope is that lawmakers will listen to both sides of the aisle before they vote to change our children’s futures.

Size of Pennsylvania budget surplus may be less important than whether it actually exists
By FORD TURNER | THE MORNING CALL | JUN 13, 2019 | 8:44 PM
While state leaders are heading into budget season with a projected general fund surplus of $866 million, some who follow state budgeting say the number paints a too rosy picture. The projection of the extra revenue came last month from the Independent Fiscal Office, which cited unanticipated major inflows of corporate net income taxes and sales-and-use taxes. The state requires that a use tax be paid when a consumer buys a taxable item from a seller who does not collect the tax. But observers at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the Commonwealth Foundation, generally viewed as occupying opposing ends of the political spectrum, said in separate interviews the numbers are illusory. “I think the jury is still out on how much of a surplus we really have,” PBPC Director Marc Stier said. Foundation Director of Policy Analysis Elizabeth Stelle said, “Most of that surplus has already been spent on current year spending.” In February, Wolf announced a proposed $34.1 billion budget for 2019-2020 with spending about 4% above the current budget. In May, updated revenue projections put out by the Independent Fiscal Office included the projected $866 million surplus. Stier and Stelle, while viewing the figure from different ideological vantage points, said it was misleading to view the figure in a vacuum.

“No merger for Freire charters
The board unanimously denied an application by Freire Charter Schools to form a Multiple Charter School Organization. The designation, created in 2017 by state law, would have allowed Freire to merge its two Philadelphia charter schools under the auspices of a new organization, with the schools governed by a single board.
No charter — again — for dance-focused school
The board again unanimously rejected a revised application for the Joan Myers Brown Academy, proposed by String Theory Schools for West Philadelphia. Named for the Philadanco founder, it would have been String Theory’s third charter school in the city.”
Philly school board votes to close CHAD; rejects creation of new charter authority
Inquirer by Maddie Hanna, Updated: June 13, 2019- 3:01 PM
The Philadelphia school board voted Thursday to accept the Charter High School for Architecture and Design’s agreement to close after the next school year, with the possibility of continuing the school under district management. But exactly what will happen to the design-focused school, which was facing nonrenewal by the district for academic and compliance reasons, is still unclear. Officials said the agreement — which eliminated the need for the board and charter to go through lengthy and expensive nonrenewal hearings — didn’t mean the district would necessarily take over the school, or create a new design program. As for the school’s future beyond next year, Naomi Wyatt, chief of staff to Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., said that it was still to be determined. Opened in 1999 with the goal of sending more African American students into architecture, the struggling Center City school agreed to surrender its charter on June 30, 2020, in exchange for the board calling off nonrenewal hearings that were scheduled to begin this week. The agreement also included a commitment by the district and CHAD to explore the creation of a design-focused school or program.

Philly School board approves one charter request and denies two others
Freire is the first charter operator to apply for a Multiple Charter School Organization in Philadelphia. It was unanimously rejected by the board.
The notebook by Greg Windle June 13 — 5:31 pm, 2019
The Philadelphia Board of Education made decisions on three charter school matters Thursday, closing one school, denying a revised application for a new charter, and shooting down the first application from a charter school operator to incorporate all of its schools into one entity. The board had already voted to begin closing Charter High School of Architecture & Design (CHAD), and the charter school was preparing to fight the decision in upcoming hearings. But on Thursday, the school board voted to accept a last-minute agreement with CHAD to close the school voluntarily. CHAD will close in June 2020, and the District will work with the school to find other high schools for its remaining students. The District and CHAD worked together on a Memorandum of Understanding to “explore the establishment of an architecture and design school or program managed by the School District,” according to the school board resolution. However, the school will close regardless of whether the two are able to agree on a plan. “We don’t have a design-thinking program in the District,” said Superintendent William Hite. “CHAD has developed a design-thinking school, and we have an opportunity to work with them.” Design-thinking is a teaching technique that uses hands-on projects to teach students creative problem-solving.

Parents fuming after their kindergartners are booted from S. Philly elementary to make room for kids from wealthier school
Inquirer by Kristen A. Graham June 13, 2019
Some South Philadelphia schools are bursting at the seams, increasingly full with middle-class families choosing to stay in Philadelphia and invest in its public school system. But a recent Philadelphia School District decision to give away kindergarten seats at Nebinger Elementary, a diverse and largely low-income school, to the overflow children from its neighbor Meredith Elementary, a whiter and wealthier school, has sparked controversy since the decision was announced this week. “That the district is making Meredith’s more affluent and privileged families entitled to seats that should belong to Nebinger’s students is a disgrace to the system and harmful to the character of our community,” the Nebinger PTA wrote in an open letter to the school community. Just 25 percent of Meredith students live in poverty; 65 percent are white. Nebinger looks more like the district as a whole: 98 percent of students live in poverty, and most are children of color. Only 23 percent are white. The situation, which will continue to recur and could affect more school across the city, speaks to the immediate need for a citywide school facilities planning process, which has never been completed. The school district recently announced one that will kick off in the fall, but both Meredith and Nebinger families say that any solutions it proposes will come too late.

Philly’s Nebinger parents circulate letter blasting District for not accepting siblings for kindergarten
The school is designated for the "overflow" from nearby Meredith. District officials cite a three-year-old policy, but say they may accommodate some Nebinger families if there is room.
The notebook by Dale Mezzacappa June 13 — 5:36 pm, 2019
Parents of students enrolled in Nebinger Elementary School in South Philadelphia are upset that they will not be able to automatically enroll their younger children in kindergarten in the fall because Nebinger has been designated as an overflow school for students squeezed out of nearby Meredith. A statement being circulated on social media by the Nebinger PTA said that the District “rescinded registration” for more than a dozen siblings of current students whose families live “out of catchment,” meaning that they don’t live in the school’s designated feeder area. More than half of Nebinger’s students are in this category. The letter calls the situation a “disgrace” and accuses the District of favoring the more affluent parents from Meredith over the families who are already a part of the Nebinger community. “While we have sympathy for families in the Meredith catchment that Meredith cannot accommodate, this overcrowding is not Nebinger’s problem,” said the PTA’s letter. Nebinger PTA secretary Michele Ditto estimated that “less than 20” families are affected. Many of the children in question had already met their teachers and seen their classrooms, she said. Despite this, the families received letters dated June 10, nearly a week after school closed, telling them their children did not have seats in the school after all. Based on what they felt were assurances, some of these families turned down spots in other kindergartens, Ditto said.

Pa. committee to study consolidation of school districts
WFMZ By: 69 News  Posted: Jun 12, 2019 02:35 PM EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2019 03:48 PM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. - When it comes to the future of public education in Pennsylvania, some state lawmakers have some studying ahead of them. Specifically, the bipartisan group of senators plans to look at possibly consolidating the state's 500 school districts. "With 500 school districts in Pennsylvania this issue must be reviewed carefully," said Sen. David Argall, a Republican who represents Berks and Schuylkill counties and chairs the majority committee. "Senator [Lisa] Boscola and I are hosting this bipartisan workshop to consider the benefits and disadvantages of school district consolidation." The Senate Majority Policy Committee and the Senate Democrat Policy Committee announced Wednesday that they will convene a public workshop discussion next Monday. "Our goal for the workshop is to listen to stakeholders from across Pennsylvania about the potential impacts both good and bad resulting from school district consolidation," said Boscola, a Democrat who represents Lehigh and Northampton counties and chairs the Democratic committee. "Any proposal that would potentially keep taxpayer dollars in the pockets of citizens and improve our public education system is worth studying." The current number of school districts in Pennsylvania is down from more than 2,200 in the 1960s, but Argall said he thinks that number can still be smaller. "In Maryland, each of that state's 23 counties and the city of Baltimore only has one school district," Argall said. "Do we really need 500?" The public workshop is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. in Room 461 of the main Capitol building in Harrisburg.

PSBA’s Transgender Legal Update revised
Revisions have been made to the transgender update article on PSBA's website. The changes reflect recent developments.
Transgender Legal Update (June 3, 2019)
This update includes important information about the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari on appeal from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District.
For many years, PSBA has urged its members to work with transgender students and their families to meet the needs of individual students and to provide all students with a safe and supportive school environment. It is essential that public school districts in Pennsylvania stay informed about the evolving legal landscape in the area of transgender students’ rights, and be aware of the trend in favor of supporting those students that has been emerging from court decisions and state agency guidelines.

Harrisburg school officials hear independent report citing 'toxic’ culture, underperforming students
Penn Live By Sean Sauro | ssauro@pennlive.com Posted Jun 13, 9:04 PM
Faced with ongoing academic and financial failuresHarrisburg School District officials were told Thursday that it’s time to accept their faults before they can start working toward improvements.
That was the message of Rob Jentsch, managing director at Mass Insight Education & Research, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit hired by the state to study the district. “In so many ways the first step toward improvement is acknowledging that there are growth areas,” he said On Thursday, Jentsch appeared before members of Harrisburg’s Recovery Plan Advisory Committee to present the study’s findings, identifying both strengths and weaknesses in the district, which serves about 6,500 students. The district entered recovery status — a level of state oversight — in December 2012, and officials then adopted a recovery plan with a goal of making improvements toward academic and financial stability. A chief recovery officer is appointed to oversee that process. In October, state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera selected Janet Samuels — a former classroom teacher, principal and superintendent — as the third person to serve in the role in Harrisburg.

Wallingford-Swarthmore taxes will rise 3.2 percent
Delco Times By Neil A. Sheehan Times Correspondent June 13, 2019
NETHER PROVIDENCE >> Taxes are set to increase by 3.2 percent for property owners in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District beginning July 1 following a final vote on the district’s 2019-20 fiscal roadmap. The school board voted 6-1 in favor of the roughly $84.6-million budget on June 10. Board member Robert Reiger cast the lone opposing vote while two other members were absent. For a home assessed at the district average of $179,000, with a current annual school tax bill of $8,109, the new budget would result in additional $260 in taxes. Meanwhile, for a homeowner with a property assessed at $337,000, with an annual bill of $17,079 at present, the new rate would lead to another $549 in taxes. Board member Damon Orsetti offered a defense of the boost in taxes before the vote. He stressed that he didn’t like the idea of raising taxes, especially since he represents one of the less-affluent sections of the district. However, “when I talk to my constituents, I know that our responsibility is to fully fund the schools. We do not have many options,” Orsetti said. “And I believe that voting against the tax increase is voting to not fund the schools, which in effect is a vote to weaken our schools and weaken our community.” Answering concerns about the district’s lack of a commercial tax base and payroll taxes, he said those are “red herrings.” “For anyone who wants to do something, you need to lobby our representatives in Harrisburg” to increase funding for schools, including help with the financial burden presented by soaring teacher pension obligations.


Udall, Romney Introduce Smoke-Free Schools Act to Ban E-Cigarette Use in Schools
Legislation clearly establishes that e-cigarette use has reached epidemic levels among young people
Senator Udall’s Website JUNE 13, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced The Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019 to help school districts and local education agencies address the surge of e-cigarettes in schools. The legislation would ban e-cigarette use in educational and childcare facilities and lays outs findings to support the conclusion that e-cigarette use in schools and among youth has reached the level of a public health epidemic.  “Across America, high schoolers are receiving their hard-earned diplomas – but we cannot stand by as millions of students graduate to a life-long nicotine addiction courtesy of electronic cigarettes they picked up in school. While e-cigarette companies have promised to address the alarming rates of youth vaping – they continue to use enticing flavors and deceptive marketing tactics to hook an entirely new generation of children on tobacco products in order to fatten their profits,” said Udall. “The enormous progress we made in reducing youth tobacco use is now in serious jeopardy in New Mexico and across the country. Our schools are on the front lines of this epidemic, which is why I am proud to take strong action with Senator Romney to ban e-cigarette use in schools to protect the public health of our students and their families.” 
“In my home state of Utah, the use of electronic cigarettes has nearly doubled in the last five years, with young Utahns most likely to be introduced to vaping while they are in school. By banning the use of electronic cigarettes in schools, we are taking an important step to protect the health of young people in Utah and across the nation,” said Romney.

A very happy 50th birthday to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
WHYY/NPR By Neda Ulaby June 13, 2019
On average, every 30 seconds someone in the world buys a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Maybe it’s for a grandchild, an expectant parent or a dear friend’s new baby. Nearly 50 million copies have been sold since the classic picture book was first published in 1969, and it has been translated into over 62 languages. Author Eric Carle, now 89 years old, lives in Key West, Fla. He was too frail to talk with NPR for this story, but earlier this year, Penguin Random House released a commemorative video of Carle musing on the book’s success. “I think it is a book of hope,” he says. He’s wearing suspenders and a shirt that matches his lively blue eyes. “Children need hope. You, little insignificant caterpillar, can grow up into a beautiful butterfly and fly into the world with your talent. Will I ever be able to do that? Yes, you will. I think that is the appeal of that book.
“Well, I should know. I did the book, after all!”


EPLC is accepting applications for the 2019-20 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program
Education Policy & Leadership Center
PA's premier education policy leadership program for education, policy & community leaders with 582 alumni since 1999. Application with program schedule & agenda are at http://www.eplc.org 

PA Education Leaders to Hold Advocacy Day 2019 in Harrisburg June 18th
PA Principals Association Press Release June 5th, 2019
(Harrisburg, PA) — A delegation of principals, education leaders and staff from the Pennsylvania Principals Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) will participate in PA Education Leaders Advocacy Day 2019 (#paadvocacyday19) on Tuesday, June 18 at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa., to meet with legislators to address several important issues that are at the forefront of education in the commonwealth. These include: Increasing Basic Education Funding/Special Education Funding/Early Childhood Funding; Revising Act 82: Principal and Teacher Evaluations; Supporting Pre-K Education; Supporting Changes to Pennsylvania’s Compulsory School Attendance Ages; and Supporting and Funding Career and Technical Education.

PA League of Women Voters 2019 Convention Registration
Crowne Plaza in Reading June 21-23, 2019
DEADLINES
May 22, 2019 – Deadline to get special room rates at Crowne Plaza Hotel 
                            Book Hotel or call: 1 877 666 3243
May 31, 2019 – Deadline to register as a delegate for the Convention
June 7, 2019 – Deadline to register for the Convention

PA Schools Work Capitol Caravan Days Wed. June 5th and Tues. June 18th
If you couldn’t make it to Harrisburg last week, it’s not too late. We are getting down to the wire. In a few short weeks, the budget will likely be passed. Collectively, our voices have a larger impact to get more funding for Pennsylvania’s students. Legislators need to hear from you!  
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) will be at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 18th  for our next PA Schools Work caravan days. We’d love to have you join us on these legislative visits. For more details about the caravans and to sign up, go to: www.pccy.org/k12caravan . Please call Tomea Sippio-Smith at (O) 215-563-5848, ext. 36 or (C) 215-667-9421 or Shirlee Howe at (O) 215-563-5848, ext. 34 or (C) 215-888-8297 with any questions or specific requests for legislative meetings. 

2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference Oct. 16-18, 2019
WHERE: Hershey Lodge and Convention Center 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA
WHEN: Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18, 201
Registration is now open!
Growth from knowledge acquired. Vision inspired by innovation. Impact created by a synergized leadership community. You are called upon to be the drivers of a thriving public education system. It’s a complex and challenging role. Expand your skillset and give yourself the tools needed for the challenge. Packed into two and a half daysꟷꟷgain access to top-notch education and insights, dynamic speakers, peer learning opportunities and the latest product and service innovations. Come to the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference to grow!

NPE Action National Conference - Save the Date - March 28-29, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.
The window is now open for workshop proposals for the Network for Public Education conference, March 28-29, 2020, in Philadelphia. I hope you all sign on to present on a panel and certainly we want all to attend. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBCNDKK

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