There were two parts to the program:
Part 1: Guest:
Edward J. Albert, Ed.D., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools
Part 2: Guest:
Clyde M. McGeary, Former Chief of Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania Department of Education
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 interviews with leadership of the PA Principals Association and the PA State Education Association; with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and with Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; discussions on teacher preparation, 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 on the EPLC site.
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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