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Published On 3/15/2020
Dan Rockwell is a phenomenal resource for leadership and here is his list of the Top Viewed Posts on leadership. Definitely worth the read.
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Published On 3/15/2020
A principal went back to school as a 4th grader and he shares what he learned and what he will be doing differently, moving forward.
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Published On 10/29/2020
Article on Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021.
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Published On 7/14/2020
Here's an interesting article on remote hiring from Employee Benefit News.
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Published On 4/24/2020
Across the nation, differing visions of how and when to reopen school buildings that were closed—many for the rest of the school year—to slow the spread of the coronavirus are creating tension among local, state, and federal officials. Article in EdWeek.
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Published On 4/24/2020
Life lessons from writer Bruce Horovitz on activity, finances, and flexibility after retirement.
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Published On 4/24/2020
While this is a long article, it is an interesting read about how some organizations are working to combat the high cost of specialty prescriptions. This article offers pros and cons to this controversial approach.

HR Magazine, Fall 2019
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Published On 4/24/2020
Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.

Some hackers demand ransom; others sweep up personal data for sale to identity thieves. But whatever hackers’ motives, school systems around the country have been the targets of their cyberattacks.

One attack forced the Houston County School District in Dothan, Ala., to delay the first day of school for 6,400 students. Others crippled computer systems at the Syracuse City School District in upstate New York and at three school districts in Louisiana.

Many public institutions, including hospitals, local governments and colleges, have been hit with ransomware attacks in recent years, but school districts have proved particularly enticing to hackers because they hold troves of private data and often lack the resources to fend off intruders...

The New York Times, July 28, 2019
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Published On 4/24/2020
Pennsylvania lawmakers said Monday they have struck a compromise on a spending plan that uses surplus dollars to spread around modest spending increases, hold the line on taxes and make a substantial deposit into a relatively bare budgetary reserve.

The Morning Call, June 24, 2019
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Published On 4/24/2020
In the near future, a snowy day may not translate into a day away from schoolwork.

PennLive, June 24, 2019
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Published On 4/24/2020
Much like their students, public school teachers are evaluated for their performance. But student test scores may soon play a smaller role in how teachers are graded.

PennLive, June 24, 2019
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Published On 4/21/2020
April is peak hiring time for schools, but with traditional hiring practices grinding to a halt during the COVID19 pandemic, districts are turning to alternative hiring strategies.
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Published On 4/21/2020
Teachers spend their days taking care of other people’s children. But what happens when they have babies of their own?
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Published On 4/21/2020
With a tight labor market, employers have to adapt to a higher standard demanded by in-demand talent. It's not just about higher pay anymore. Today's workers want more.
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Published On 5/21/2020
Please see this link for additional information. To clarify, the language included in this Act about new hires is not applicable for school entities.
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Published On 5/21/2020
FAQs concerning the CARES Act and how it relates to reimbursable account billings.
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Published On 5/21/2020
Article from EdWeek regarding possible nationwide teacher furloughs
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Published On 5/12/2020
A question and answer guide to understanding compensation and paid leave under both Senate Bill 751 and the FFCRA.
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Published On 5/12/2020
Federal Law to Mandate Paid Sick Leave, Enhanced Unemployment for Workers Affected by Pandemic
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Published On 5/12/2020
A useful article by Jessica Forbes Olsen of Fox Rothschild, LLP
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Published On 5/12/2020
A PDF from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for your review.
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Published On 5/12/2020
An article from the AASPA Legislative Brief Newsletter
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Published On 5/12/2020
Section 1153. Payment of Salaries of Teachers when Prevented from Rendering Services.
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Published On 5/5/2020
A SHRM article by Roy Maurer about relaxation of I-9 requirements to allow for employers taking physical proximity precautions.
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Published On 5/5/2020
This article from SHRM outlines important things to know about FFCRA regulations, including Qualifying Reasons for Leave Related to COVID-19 and Documentation of Need for Leave.
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Published On 5/5/2020
A list of frequently asked questions posed to the US Department of Labor regarding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Published On 4/20/2020
This is a really good article about what changes you need to make to your HSAs and HRAs to allow additional products and medications to be covered, retro back to the end of 2019.
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