Testimony: Community Schools (Sept. 19, 2018)
Testimony of PSBA CEO Nathan G. Mains, presented before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development Good morning Chairman Browne, Subcommittee Chairman Eichelberger, Chairman Hughes, Subcommittee Chairwoman Schwank and members of the Senate Appreciations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development… More
In some cities, closing achievement gaps is not for schools to fix alone
The cities — Somerville and Newton, MA.; Louisville, KY.; Providence, RI; and Oakland, CA — set off in 2016 on an experimental endeavor with the Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to rethink how they support children and families, in some cases from birth through college. Education Week, Sept… More
Old schools, hot buildings: A ‘public health concern’?
For many districts, the cooling challenge isn't limited to installing units: Wiring old buildings is expensive. And in Pennsylvania, where schools are funded heavily by local property taxes, and state money for school construction has withered, the costs can be prohibitive for poorer districts. Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept… More