Monthly Archives: December 2012

EPLC Education Notebook- Thursday, December 20, 2012

EPLC Education Notebook- Thursday, December 20, 2012

PA Partnerships for Children Releases Report on Teacher Evaluations & Student Achievement

As part of  the“Making the Grade” initiative on teacher effectiveness, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children has released their latest policy report, “Teacher Evaluations & Student Achievement: A Progress Report.” This report provides a status update on Pennsylvania’s efforts thus far to … Continue reading »

Speaker-Designate Smith Announces House Committee Chairs for the 2013-14 Session

HARRISBURG (December 19)– Speaker-Designate Rep. Sam Smith (R-Jefferson County) today announced the appointments of both Republican and Democratic committee chairmen for the 2013-14 Legislative Session, which begins in January. House committees study each bill and determine which proposals will go … Continue reading »

Senate Standing Committee Chairs for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session

HARRISBURG  (December 19)- Today Chair assignments have been announced for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). “We are fortunate to have members from various backgrounds and regions across our Commonwealth who bring a … Continue reading »

State Chiefs to Examine Teacher Prep, Licensing

By Stephen Sawchuk Education Week:  Published online December 17, 2012 Twenty-five state schools chiefs are vowing to take action to update their systems of teacher preparation and licensing, with an eye to ensuring teachers are ready the minute they take … Continue reading »

More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education – Published by Big Thought and National Guild for Community Arts Education

Written by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—this new book is a primer on how organizations that offer arts education and creative learning programs can initiate, enter into, and support long-lasting partnerships. Vibrantly illustrated and presented in an easy-to-read format, it … Continue reading »

PA State Budget at Mid-Year: Calm Before the Storm

(December 5, 2012)-Pennsylvania’s 2012-13 budget is pretty much meeting all of its important benchmarks, Corbett Administration officials said Wednesday. Call it the calm before the storm. Because state Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, pointing to continued growth in projected medical assistance … Continue reading »