This episode of "Focus on Education" - The Education Policy and Leadership Center's (EPLC's) monthly TV show on PCN-TV - initially aired on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Each show is comprised of two half-hour segments, moderated by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
Part 1 included a discussion on Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania. The guests were as follows:
- Laura Saccente, Director, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network, Center for School and Communities
- Wendy Etheridge Smith, Ph.D., Executive Director, Higher Achievement - Pittsburgh
- John Price III, Director/Project Manager, Out-of-School Time Resource Center, Foundations, Inc.
- Conrad A. Falvello, District Director, Congressman Lou Barletta
Part 2 was a discussion with Beth Olanoff, Special Assistant to Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
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"Focus on Education" is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania. The program has most recently included interviews with leadership of the PA Association of Rural and Small Schools, the PA Principals Association, and the PA State Education Association; with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and with Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera; discussions on arts education in PA, teacher preparation, 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