This episode of "Focus on Education" first aired on October 11, 2015. It covered two topics:
Part 1: Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn, Education Committee Chair, Pennsylvania NAACP, discusses K-12 student funding needs, student assessments, and the impact of trauma on student learning
Part 2: Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and how they provide postsecondary education programs and support for workforce and community development, featuring:
Elizabeth Bolden, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
Dr. Walter Asonevich, President, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
Visit the eplc.org and paschoolfunding.org web sites for various resources related to education and school funding issues.
"Focus on Education" is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently covered topics including the financial condition of school districts; the National Math + Science Initiative; Pennsylvania's Political and Legislative Landscape and Its Implications for Funding Education; Ethics in School Districts, the Role of Intermediate Units, Reactions to Governor Wolf's 2015-2016 State Education Budget Proposal; and Physical Education and Health Education Issues for Students. Past programs are posted at eplc.org.
"Focus on Education" airs on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and then airs again several times throughout the same month.
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