This show initially aired on April 10, 2016 on PCN TV.
Part 1: A Discussion on the work of Education Voters of PA, the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, and related education funding issues, featuring:
Susan Spicka, Director, Education Voters of PA
Part 2: A Discussion on a broad range of education funding issues, including the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 state budgets, featuring:
Randy Albright, Secretary of the Budget, Commonwealth of 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 high school career and technical education in PA; 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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit eplc.org or call 717-260-9900 for more information.