This episode of EPLC's "Focus on Education" TV show initially aired on Sunday, June 12, 2016 on PCN-TV, and featured the following guests.
Part 1: State Senator Lloyd K. Smucker, Chairman, Senate Education Committee
Part 2: A panel discussion on teacher preparation in Pennsylvania, featuring representatives of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE):
Dr. Kevin Zook, President, PAC-TE and Dean of the School of Education, Holy Family University
Dr. George Drake, President-Elect, PAC-TE and Professor and Founding Dean, College of Education and Human Services and School of Social Work at Millersville University
Dr. Sally A. Winterton, Past President, PAC-TE and currently CEO of Winterton Consulting, LLC
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 Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; discussions on school curriculum and instruction, the work of Education Voters of PA and a broad range of education funding issues; and discussions on Governor Wolf's 2016-2017 state budget proposal for education, the federal reauthorization of ESEA, and early education in PA.
Past programs are posted at eplc.org.
The show also 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.
"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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