This episode of EPLC's "Focus on Education" TV show initially aired on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 a.m. (EST). The guest was Samantha Koch, Policy Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell. Visit eplc.org 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 recently included a discussion with three recent PA Teachers of the Year; a discussion on School District-Related Education Foundations, interviews with PA PTA President Bonita Allen; political analyst Dr. G. Terry Madonna; leaders of the State YMCA of Pennsylvania, the PA School Boards Association, the PA Early Learning Investment Commission and Education Voters PA; a PHEAA student aid officer to discuss higher education financial aid opportunities for students and their families; leadership from several arts education organizations on the implications of state and federal budgets for the arts, humanities, culture, and libraries; PA Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, the PA State Board of Education Chairman and Executive Director, and the leadership of several statewide education associations to discuss Governor Wolf's proposed 2017-2018 education budget. Additional shows have included interviews with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and discussions on arts education in PA, teacher preparation, school curriculum and instruction, and many more topics.
Recording of all the past "Focus on Education" episodes are posted at eplc.org
"Focus on Education" airs on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 a.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and then airs again several times throughout the same month.
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