e-Comm Alerts

A bi-weekly service of PenSPRA is the e-Comm Alert bulletin. The current issue is posted on this page, and an e-mail notifies members that a new issue is available.  
e-Comm Alerts highlight member news, state initiatives and items of interest in the field of educational communications. 

You may use articles from e-Comm alerts in your district publications, but please credit PenSPRA.
Past issues are in the right column.
CURRENT Issue: April 28, 2015 — Volume 10, #14

1. Summary of ESEA
2. NSPRA membership and conference
3. The PenSPRA Library
4. Job Opportunity
5. News from around the state and nation

Summary of ESEA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or NCLB as it is more commonly known now, is undergoing a reauthorization this year. Two weeks ago it moved through the Senate committee process and is now headed to the floor. Here is a good summary of the bill at this point.

NSPRA membership and conference

First time NSPRA members who register by May 15th receive a $100 discount. Also, it is not too late to consider attending NSPRA’s annual conference, which is being held in Nashville from July 12 – 15th.   Here is a link to all the information about the conference. 

The PenSPRA Library

Did you know PenSPRA has a collection of book about public relations and school public relations that all members are able to borrow? Here is a list of the available titles.  Contact Librarian Jason Davidek to "check" something out. 

Job Opportunity

The Lehigh Career and Technical Institute is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator. Note the deadline to apply is April 30th.  Here is the information.

News from around the state and nation

The Senate draft of the rewritten No Child Left Behind Act adds writing, music,
computer science, technology, and physical education to the list of disciplines it defines as "core academic subjects."

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Contact PenSPRA
If you have an item for e-Comm Alert, please contact  Karen Smith
Vicki Flotta, President, Bethel Park SD (412) 854-8438
Angela Linch, Secretary/Treasurer, Methacton SD (610) 489-5020
Karen Smith, PenSPRA Executive Director (215) 622-1779
Nicole McGalla, Immediate Past President, (610) 351-5630
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