Watch Here: EPLC’s July 2016 “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring Two Guests – 1) Jim Buckheit of the PA Assoc. of School Administrators and 2) Deborah Gordon Klehr of the Education Law Center

Click here to watch the July episode of EPLC’s “Focus on Education” TV show. It initially aired on Sunday, July 10, 2016 on PCN-TV, and featured the following:

Part 1: An interview with Jim Buckheit, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators on the financial condition of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts and affects on student programs and services caused by large cuts in state funding support over the past five years, the Commonwealth’s status as having the worst K-12 opportunity gap in the U.S., and his impending retirement and the changes he’s seen in Pennsylvania’s public education system during his career.

Part 2: An interview with Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director of the Education Law Center (ELC) on the role of ELC in assuring the rights of persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania, its project addressing the School-to-Prison pipeline, and its role as one of the lead organizations in fighting for changes in K-12 education funding in Pennsylvania over the past ten years.

All EPLC “Focus on Education” TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.

Visit the EPLC and the Pennsylvania School Funding Project web sites for various resources related to education and school funding issues.

“Focus on Education” is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently included interviews with Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee Chairman Lloyd K. Smucker and Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; and discussions on teacher preparation programs, school curriculum and instruction, the work of Education Voters of PA and a broad range of education funding issues; and discussions on Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 state budget proposal for education, the federal reauthorization of ESEA, and early education in PA.

Past programs are posted at

The show also 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.

“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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