Guest 1: Dr. Richard D. Nilsen, Executive Director, PA Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Guest 2: Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
All EPLC “Focus on Education” TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
“Focus on Education” is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently included a discussion on the work of Education Voters of PA and a broad range of education funding issues, Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 state budget proposal for education; the federal reauthorization of ESEA; a discussion on early education in PA; an interview with Representative Stan Saylor, Chairman of the PA House Education Committee; and an interview with David W. Patti, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council.
The show has covered topics including the impact of trauma on student learning; the work of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges; the financial condition of school districts; National Math + Science Initiative; Pennsylvania’s Political and Legislative Landscape and Its Implications for Funding Education; Ethics in School Districts, the Role of Intermediate Units, Reactions to Governor Wolf’s 2015-2016 State Education Budget Proposal; and Physical Education and Health Education Issues for Students. Past programs are posted on the EPLC site.
“Focus on Education” airs on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and then airs again several times throughout the same month.
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