Something Parents and Educators need to Remember

Aug
19
2017

I feel the need to write this. For example, there are boys and girls that nobody invites to birthdays, play dates or sleep overs. There are special needs kids who still want to play and belong to a team but are never selected because it is more important to win. … Continue Reading →

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An Outstanding Workshop for Educators

Jul
24
2017

  I am pleased to announce that Bernie Hoffman will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on August 7, 2017, at Slippery Rock University. I would like to thank Dr. Keith Dils, Dean of the College of Education at Slippery Rock University and Bryan and Kevin Clark of Clark’s Studio … Continue Reading →

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Invitation for A.L.I.C.E. Training in Western PA

Jul
01
2017

  Thank you for a great School Safety Summit.  I really appreciate the event.  —Brad Meehan I wanted to contact you to tell you that Mohawk Elementary School (Lawrence County PA) has been selected as an official training site for the A.L.I.C.E. Training Institute. https://www.alicetraining.com/ We are hosting the A.L.I.C.E. Instructors … Continue Reading →

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A Personal Historical Perspective: The One Room School

Jun
04
2017

  The year was 1951 and I was going to school for the first time—Grade 1 because there was no Kindergarten in those days. My mother did not take me to the bus stop which was a quarter mile from our house however, a neighbor Sammy came and offered to … Continue Reading →

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4th Annual School Safety Summit

May
14
2017

Safety Experts Debate Arming School Teachers SRU hosts summit Friday Phillip Rau Eagle Staff Writer May 6, 2017 Local News SLIPPERY ROCK — Should Pennsylvania teachers be allowed to carry weapons to school? One state legislator representing Butler County believes they should be. But some school safety advocates and educators … Continue Reading →

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What Foreign Exchange Students Say about United States Schools

Feb
12
2017

  While many believe America is still at the top when it comes to educating its youth, the numbers aren’t necessarily supporting that. This is an interesting fact given that the United States spends more per student than many of the other countries in the world. Amanda Ripley, a reporter, … Continue Reading →

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Maintaining the Status Quo

Jan
20
2017

  In an Opinion Article in USA Today, January 19, 2017, Gloria Romero and Larry Sand cite information from a recent National EDCHOICE survey revealing that most American parents are not getting the educational options they want. When parents were asked about their preferences, 41% of school parents prefer a … Continue Reading →

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A New Year’s Resolution by Herb Hunt

Dec
29
2016

Dan Thomasson recently wrote an article: Does DeVos have the answers? He discussed the attitudes and beliefs that the nominee for Secretary of Education holds. There is one paragraph that really made an impact on me. Thomasson wrote: DeVos has spent much of her adult life trying as a philanthropist, … Continue Reading →

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Trying to Make Sense of PSSA/Keystone Scores by Len Rich

Dec
04
2016

The state recently “scored” all public schools in Pennsylvania. The school report card is the School Performance Profile. Schools are given a score from 0-100. Schools that score between 90-100 are at the apex. Schools that score between 80-89 are exceeding state expectations. Scores between 70-79 are at state expectations. … Continue Reading →

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TEACHING: A TRADE OR A PROFESSION — Part 2

Oct
29
2016

  WHY NOT A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL OF EDUCATION? Jay Hertzog, D. Ed. Dean Emeritus and Professor Secondary Education In my previous blog for HH Events, I asked the question: Is Teaching a Trade or a Profession? I’d like to follow up with that theme in this writing. We have been … Continue Reading →

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