EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, June 7, 2013

EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, June 7, 2013

Outline of the content in this edition:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BUDGET UPDATE
House Appropriations Committee reported budget bill (HB 1437)
Senate Democrats unveil their budget plan

PENNSYLVANIA POLICYMAKERS
House and Senate will reconvene Monday, June 10

House of Representatives
House of Representatives passed HB 1164
House Finance Committee informational meeting on property tax reform proposals
House Education Committee reported HB 618; HB 980; HB 1207; HB 1141; HB 1424; SB 470; HR 338
House Appropriations Committee reported HB 1465 – 1469

Senate
Senate passed SB 34; SB 46; SB 797; SB 798

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 libraries receive grant funding to enhance services and improve access

REPORTS
PASBO and PASA joint annual school budget survey, “Third Consecutive Year of Cuts to Student Learning Opportunities As School District Finances Continue to Weaken”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
PAESSP hires new executive director, Dr. Paul Healey

EPLC NEWS
Focus on Education June episode: School Dropout Crisis and Dropout Prevention
Accepting applications for the Education Policy Fellowship Program

DATEBOOK
Education Voters PA statewide call to action – June 10
House Education Committee meeting – June 11
Senate Education Committee meeting – June 11
PA Education Summit – June 13
Special Education Funding Commission meeting – June 13
Americans for the Arts Annual Convention – June 14 – 16
PDE Student Learning Objective Information Workshops – June 18, June 20
CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment – June 19 – 22
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers education rally – June 25
Annual PA Career and Technical Education Conference – June 26 – 28
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference – June 30 – July 3
International Center for Leadership in Education Annual Model Schools Conference – June 30 – July 3

EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, June 7, 2013

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