Check out PA schools' progress scores newly released online The Pennsylvania Department of Education on Thursday released School Performance Profile scores that measure the academic progress of 2,860 public schools across the state, including about 800 in the Philadelphia region. Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 14, 2016. Read on...
PDE announces Certification Application Fee Increase. Pursuant to section 1216.1 of the Public School Code, 24 P.S. § 12-1261.1, the Educator Discipline Fee currently added to all applications for certification will be increased to $100 effective November 1, 2016. The purpose of this fee is to provide for the administration, enforcement, and adjudication of professional discipline by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the Professional Standards and Practices Commission. The $100 fee will attach to certifications in addition to the application fee charged by PDE. A new combined fee, representing the total application fee inclusive of the Educator Discipline Fee, will be effective for all certification applications filed on or after November 1, 2016, as identified on the fee chart found on PDE’s website.
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In 2015/16, PASPA offered professional development academies at seven locations across the state and provided, in partnership with EPASPA, a series of four topic timely webinars. PASPA also hosted the annual conference, our largest professional development and a most timely and successful “Transgender Issues in the Schools” webinar, both offered to the membership at a modest cost.
Our 2017 annual conference, “War Stories II: The Battle Continues” is scheduled for March 1,2,3, 2017.
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MEMBERS ONLY - Log in, and view under "Member Bonus" Archived webinars with handouts
Drug & Alcohol Testing Policies - Key Issues for School Districts
PDE Certification Updates, May 13, 2016
Sexual Harassment & Beyond; and The Interview Process
2016 Conference Presentations
Sexual Harassment & Beyond, Academy Webinar, January 8, 2016
Act 168 "Pass the Trash"; Educator Discipline Act Amendments
2015, 2014, 2014 Conference Presentations
Congratulations! The 2016 Dowler Award for demonstrating exemplary professionalism in school human resources was presented to Bob Reger, Director of Human Resources for the Hempfield Area School District. Bob's award brings a $1,000 student scholarship to Hempfield, provided by Kades-Margolis.
H.R. questions answered with PASPA consultant John Knebl. This is available to members only. John will respond to questions and concerns during business hours, Mon.-Fri., Log in to find John's contact information in the Member Bonus section, or contact Jim Antis in the PASPA office.