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Apply now for EPLC’s 2019-2020 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program


During May, EPLC Executive Director Ron Cowell has led workshops on “Public Policy Advocacy” for the PA Association of College Admissions Counselors (Slippery Rock & Gettysburg) and the PA Association of Intermediate Units (Seven Springs). Helping organizations improve their institutional and member capacity for effective public policy advocacy is a significant continuing commitment of EPLC. If we can help your organization with a similar workshop, please contact Ron Cowell.


During April, EPLC Executive Director Ron Cowell recently led an all-day workshop for school board candidates in several southeast PA counties. Hosted by the Delaware County IU and co-sponsored by the LWV of Delaware County, the workshop will be repeated this fall. If your organization would like to sponsor a similar workshop for school board candidates before the November election, please contact Ron Cowell.


Several education leaders have joined the EPLC Board of Directors. Welcome to JUDITH BOOKHAMER, Executive Director of the PA School Counselors Association; JOSEPH CLAPPER, Assistant Executive Director of Pennsylvania Principals Association; MARK DIROCCO, Executive Director of Pennsylvania School Administrators Association; JOAN DUVALL-FLYNN, President of the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches; and JAY HERTZOG, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.


Watch Here: EPLC’s December “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring PA PTA President Bonita Allen and PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John M. Callahan


Watch Here: EPLC’s November “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring PA PTA President Bonita Allen, Penn State Professor Dr. Cristin Hall, and Duquesne University Professor Dr. Tammy L. Hughes


Watch Here: EPLC’s October “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring PA PTA President Bonita Allen, PSEA President Dolores McCracken, and PASA Executive Director Mark DiRocco


Watch Here: EPLC’s September “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring Education Voters of PA Executive Director Susan Spicka, PA Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network Coordinator Caroline Allen, and PA PTA President Bonita Allen


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