Focus on Education

PCN and the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) are partnering together for a special monthly program dedicated to raising awareness about current education issues that affect Pennsylvania’s students and taxpayers and, ultimately, the future of our workforce and communities.

Previous Focus on Education Programs:

Violence in Schools

Student Testing

School Boards

Public Education Funding

High School Dropout Rates

Parents as Education Advocates

Arts Education

Special Education: Student Rights and Services

The mission of The Education Policy and Leadership Center is to encourage and support the development and implementation of effective state-level education policies to improve student learning in grades P-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.  For more information about EPLC and its programs, please visit www.eplc.org.

 

Recent Articles

February 9: Governor’s Education Budget

February 9: Governor’s Education Budget

(VIDEO) Find out how Governor Corbett’s proposed state education budget will affect your local schools.


December 11: Parents as Advocates

December 11: Parents as Advocates

Discover how to become an advocate for your child with your school system. Learn what rights and resources are available to you as you help your child navigate their school career.


November 13: Special Education: Student Rights and Services

November 13: Special Education: Student Rights and Services

(VIDEO) Special Education: Student Rights and Services will take a look at what you need to know about Special Education in Pennsylvania school districts.


October 23: Arts Education

October 23: Arts Education

(VIDEO) This month Focus on Education will take a look at the role of Arts Education in our schools. Many people consider teaching our children about the arts as a priority for a balanced education. Some schools have been reducing or entirely cutting their Arts programs over the last few years. Parents, educators, and advocates are concerned about school funding of the arts and how the state budget can affect the arts programs in our local schools.


September 12: Parents as Education Advocates

September 12: Parents as Education Advocates

(VIDEO) Join a panel of experts on Focus on Education to find out how to be the best advocate for your child before and during their school years.