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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

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Parkland , Southern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh school district representatives plan to join advocates from across Pennsylvania during a news conference at the Capitol Rotunda, organizers said. The news conference is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics. Details on selecting an entity''s voting delegate can be found in previous issues of the School Leader News. -

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255 POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 , 12:16 AM CSMI, the firm that runs the Chester and Camden schools, is a for-profit company founded by Vahan Gureghian, a politically connected Gladwyne lawyer who donated more than $300,000 to Gov. Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation''s Facts Again? Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Tom Corbett will win re-election: As I See It By Patriot-News Op-Ed By Ed Uravic on September 04, 2013 at 5:15 AM Ed Uravic is a former Washington lobbyist, Republican congressional chief of staff, and committee director in the state Legislature. Philly Daily News POSTED: September 03, 2013 THE LATEST dismal poll numbers about Gov. Only 20 percent of the voters believe that he should be re-elected, according to the latest Daily News /Franklin & Marshall poll.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013: Education advocates demand equitable school funding formula

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education, political clout counts for a lot: Patriot-News Editorial By Patriot-News Editorial Board on September 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM Supporters of public education are rallying in Harrisburg today to demand that the Legislature end its highly political way of paying for public schools and replace it with a predictable, rational formula that is fair to all districts. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

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News says By Margie Peterson, Special to The Morning Call 10:10 p.m. News & World Report''s Best High Schools in America. Corbett’s budget secretary, said he wasn’t really expecting to make news when he told a reporter earlier this week there was talk of giving taxing authority to the unelected members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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schools Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2013 , 1:08 AM The Philadelphia School District celebrated some good news Tuesday. These criticisms come amidst news last week that Wal-Mart owners, the Walton Family—key backers of charter school expansion and the effort to end teacher protections—donated $20 million to the nonprofit for "recruitment, training and professional development," bringing their total support for TFA to over $100 million since 1993.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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link] New Keystone Exams are a passport to nowhere for many students: As I See It By Patriot-News Op-Ed By Joan Duvall-Flynn September 17, 2013 at 5:15 AM Joan Duvall-Flynn is a retired educator. on Sep 17 2013 Posted in Latest news While Michelle Rhee was praising Philadelphia’s efforts to restructure public education, union and community advocates gathered across town to warn of a slow-brewing disaster behind the scenes. “We

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

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In a news release, he said, "Our most recent audits show that Duquesne City School District is over the cliff financially; and the Sto-Rox School District is teetering on the edge." By ANGIE MASON Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 09/13/2013 10:07:54 PM EDT York County ''s Republican state representatives have asked a state office to look at whether merging school district administrations would save money for taxpayers. link] Just in case you think we only send out bad news….

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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link] New report finds teachers need more effective professional development to meet higher standards NSBA School Board News by Alexis Rice September 10, 2013 Despite decades of research, teacher professional development is not adequately helping teachers to develop their students’ critical thinking skills and subject matter knowledge so that they can be ready for college and the workplace, a new report by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE) finds.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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Read more: [link] Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook PN Editorial: Don''t gamble taxpayer money on Wall Street By Patriot-News Editorial Board on September 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spent an extra $108.9 Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

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Good news. Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq offered a preview of the rating system at a news conference and explained in detail how the figures are weighted and calculated. schools are measured Read more: [link] Radnor Curriculum Committee mulls data about RSD’s performance Main Line Media News By Linda Stein Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 It’s a whole new ballgame for Pennsylvania ’s public schools.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

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by thenotebook by Paul Socolar and Dale Mezzacappa on Sep 02 2013 Posted in Latest news Unable to close a deal in time for the Monday night union membership meeting, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will be back at the bargaining table with the School District on Tuesday, trying to hammer out an agreement that may still be far off. The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America ’s teachers.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

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Read more: [link] PPG: PA CYBER Founder and Associates Political Donations Summary $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters [link] PPG: TROMBETTA CYBER CASH DETAIL 91 checks by 10 donors to 28 campaign committees in PA and OH from 2007-2013 [link] Indictment of ex-CEO of cyber charter resonates in Erie BY ED PALATTELLA, Erie Times-News ed.palattella@timesnews.com Sept. We aren''t a moneymaking machine," Trombetta told the Erie Times-News in March 2011.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 17, 2013: “Anyone want to see the “crisis in American education”? Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.”

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Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

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Read more: [link] New measures of performance for Erie-area schools BY ERICA ERWIN, Erie Times-News erica.erwin@timesnews.com PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 12:01 AM EST Gone are the days of AYP. Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

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Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

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Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 6, 2013: Pennsylvania is a national poster child for why charter schools need better oversight

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link] Forging a practical path to pension reform: Glen Grell By Patriot-News Op-Ed By Glen R. Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

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Below is a quick Q&A related to the voting process this year, with more details to come in future issues of School Leader News and at www.psba.org. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

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PCAPS announces new campaign to fight for school funding by thenotebook by Isaac Riddle on Sep 12 2013 Posted in Latest news The Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools organized a press conference Thursday at City Hall to announce a new campaign that would call on City Council and other elected officials to fully fund District schools. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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