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Focus on Education is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania.  It airs the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).  The same show is offered several times throughout the same month.  You may also access past recorded...

Applications are still available for the 2017-2018 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).   The program is a professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders.  Learn more.   ...

Applications are available for the the Education Policy Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Department of Education and Leadership Center. Learn more about this professional development opportunity that includes a regional leadership forum and a national policy seminar. ...

The PEW Research Center has posted The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training.  With AI performing more tasks, PEW asked experts whether workers will be able to keep up with needed skills.  The article discusses the most important skills needed to succeed, the skills that can be effectively...

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ALA and Rosen Publishing have released the video Libraries Ready to Code.  Read more and access the video! Thinking about adding coding opportunities at your library? Here are a few free resources from TechSoup. ...

By Elizabeth Hess The month of November usually makes me think of the upcoming holiday season, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania autumn. After recently attending an eye-opening session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual...

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This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) provides descriptive data on the educational activities of the U.S. population and offers researchers, educators, and policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. The NHES surveys...

RAISE THE BAR PARENTS For parents who want to know more about Common Core and how their child is doing, they may visit http://raisethebarparents.org/iebrowser.html. The site has grade-level videos of what to expect, as well as fun math and reading adventures that test a child’s...

ISTE will be in Philadelphia from June 28-July 1, 2015.  The ISTE Conference and Expo is a forum “in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education.”   Learn more. ...