Watch Here: EPLC’s May 2017 “Focus on Education” TV Featuring Discussions on the PA School Boards Association’s Recent Report on the 2016-17 State of Education and YMCA Youth & Government Programs

This episode of EPLC’s “Focus on Education” TV Program on PCN initially aired on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST. Click here to watch the show.

Part 1: Guests included:
Mike Faccinetto, President, PA School Boards Association
Jackie Cullen, Executive Director, PA Association of Career and Technical Administrators
Tom Gluck, Executive Director, PA Association of Intermediate Units
To discuss the 2016-2017 State of Education report, which was recently released by the PA School Boards Association and highlights success and challenges facing public education.

Part 2: Guests included:
Greg Rudder, Executive Director, State YMCA of Pennsylvania
David S. John, Jr., Executive Director, PA State Alliance of YMCAs
To discuss YMCA Youth and Government Programs in Pennsylvania.

All EPLC “Focus on Education” TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
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“Focus on Education” is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania.
The program has most recently included interviews with leaders of the PA Early Learning Investment Commission and Education Voters PA; a PHEAA student aid officer to discuss higher education financial aid opportunities for students and their families; leadership from several arts education organizations on the implications of state and federal budgets for the arts, humanities, culture, and libraries; PA Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, the PA State Board of Education Chairman and Executive Director, and the leadership of several statewide education associations to discuss Governor Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 education budget. Additional shows have included interviews with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and discussions on arts education in PA, teacher preparation, school curriculum and instruction, and many more topics.

Recordings of all the past “Focus on Education” episodes 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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