This episode of "Focus on Education" first aired on December 13, 2015. It included two interviews:
Part 1: A Discussion on ESEA Re-Authorization, featuring:
Jim Buckheit, Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators and
John Callahan, Assistant Executive Director for Public Policy/Chief Lobbyist, PA School Boards Association
Part 2: A Discussion on Early Education in Pennsylvania, featuring:
Jodi Askins, Executive Director, PA Association for the Education of Young Children
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
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"Focus on Education" is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently included an interview with Representative Stan Saylor, Chairman of the PA House Education Committee and an interview with David W. Patti, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council. The show has covered topics including the impact of trauma on student learning; the work of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges; the financial condition of school districts; 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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