EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, May 9, 2014

EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, May 9, 2014

Outline of the content in this edition:

PENNSYLVANIA POLICYMAKERS
House and Senate will reconvene in voting session Monday, June 2

State Budget Watch
The Legislature is in recess for the Primary Election. Proposed state funding for education is still in jeopardy. When they come back in June, the Governor and legislative leaders have serious negotiating to do to enact a balanced budget with less than $600 million in tax collections than anticipated.

House of Representatives
House adopted HR 800; concurred on Senate amendments to HB 434; amended HB 1728
House Finance Committee reported HB 2202
House Education Committee and House Health Committee held joint hearing on the school-based ACCESS Program

Senate
Senate passed HB 1164; concurred on House amendments to SB 31

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PDE released Report on Referendum Exceptions for School Year 2014-15
Governor Corbett announced School Police Officer/Resource Officer Grants and Safe Schools Targeted Grants

EPLC NEWS
May “Focus on Education” episode to discuss charter schools, will air on May 11
April “Focus on Education” episode discussed libraries, now available to watch online
Gubernatorial Candidates resource page

DATEBOOK
Philadelphia Democratic City Committee & Drexel Democratic gubernatorial debate – May 12
State Board of Education meeting – May 14 – 15
Primary Election Day – May 20
NAACP’s 2014 Conference on the State of Education in PA: 60 Years After Brown – May 31
State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention meeting – June 5
Penn State College of Education’s Education and Civil Rights Conference – June 6 – 7

EPLC Education Notebook – Friday, May 9, 2014

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