EPLC Education Notebook

Thursday, December 20, 2007


    Content in this edition:
    Pennsylvania Policymakers
    - State Board of Education

    The EPLC Education Notebook (current and past editions) also is available by visiting the EPLC website at www.eplc.org/ednotebook.html.

    State Board of Education

    The State Board of Education has extended the deadline for participation in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards Review Survey to January 4, 2008.

    The Board is embarking on a two-year review of the state's academic standards in order to update, consolidate and add clarity to the standards. Work initially will focus on the academic standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Mathematics, then move to review standards for Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology, History, Civics and Government, Economics and Geography. The Board is soliciting input from educators on this project that will be coordinated by the Capitol Area Intermediate Unit in conjunction with several other IUs. To participate in the survey, visit http://standardsproject.caiu.org.

    Information about the Pennsylvania General Assembly, including details on contacting your local state representatives and locating bills cited in this Notebook, is available at www.legis.state.pa.us/index.cfm.

  • The Education Policy and Leadership Center offices will be closed next week on December 24-26, and will re-open on Thursday, December 27, 2007.

  • The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and State Senate will convene for token session on January 1 and return to working sessions on Monday, January 14.

  • For information on these and other upcoming events, see www.eplc.org/calendar.html.

    EPLC Education Notebook is published by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Permission to reprint or electronically redistribute the Notebook in whole or in part is granted provided attribution to EPLC is provided.

    The Education Policy and Leadership Center is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit organization. The Mission of EPLC is to encourage and support the enactment and implementation of effective state-level education policies in order to improve student learning in grades P-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

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