Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today:
- The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) Energy Education Fund (KEEF) honored four schools for "Moving to the Head of the Class" in energy efficiency today in the Capitol Rotunda. Rich Selevrian, President of KEEA explained that saving energy in schools is important because every dollar saved on energy goes back to the kids and the curriculum.
- The Pennsylvania Association of School Board Officials (PASBO), the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) held a conference call today to discuss the importance of special education funding reform. A spokesman for the PSBA applauded the efforts of the Special Education Funding Commission, established under Act 3 of 2013, which was charged with making recommendations to modify the charter school special education funding mechanism.