This show initially aired on March 27, 2016 on PCN TV.
Part 1: A Discussion on High School Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania, featuring:
Dr. Lee Burket, Director, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, PA Department of Education
Jackie Cullen, Executive Director, PA Association of Career and Technical Administrators
Dan Fogarty, Director of Workforce Development / Chief Operating Officer, Berks County Workforce Development Board
Seth Schram, Principal, Chester County Technical College High School - Brandywine Campus
Part 2: A Discussion on Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and Statewide and National Arts Education Advocacy, featuring:
Jenny L. Hershour, Managing Director, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
Visit the EPLC (eplc.org) and the Pennsylvania School Funding Project (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 included a discussion on Governor Wolf's 2016-2017 state budget proposal for education; the federal reauthorization of ESEA; a discussion on early education in PA; 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 on the EPLC site (eplc.org).
With the exception of this month, "Focus on Education" typically 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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