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. 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.

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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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The affidavit says these were all purchased at Trombetta’s direction by officers in Avanti, the for-profit consultant group founded by Trombetta. workshop=17 PAESSP State Conference October 27-29, 2013 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College , PA The state conference is PAESSP’s premier professional development event for principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders.

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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 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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link] A Brief Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending deutsch29 Mercedes Schneider''s EduBlog August 27, 2013 This is a post about Bill Gates and his money, a brief audit of his Common Core (CCSS) purchases. One man is purchasing his view of what American education should be. schools Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2013 , 1:08 AM The Philadelphia School District celebrated some good news Tuesday.

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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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23 percent of school districts plan to delay purchasing textbooks. 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.

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