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: August 6, 2014 — Volume 9, #19

In this Issue:

1. Membership
2. Battle over sound bites
3. Job opportunity
4. Education foundations lose a special benefactor
5. News from around the state and nation
2014-2015 Membership
The 2014-2015 membership forms and/or online registration are now available. Single memberships are $95 and organizational memberships for up to 3 people are $150. There are several ways you can renew your membership. Look for a paper membership form in the mail in a couple of weeks, download the form from our website here or register online here.
Battle over sound bites
This article has a good quote from Auditor General Depasquale on education funding. Calling arguments on spending from both sides “a battle over sound bites, not students,” he also added, “Claiming the 2014-15 budget spends more on schools than ever before is like saying a family is spending more on groceries than ever before,” he said. “It may be true because costs are going up, but it doesn't mean the family is eating more or better.”
Read the full article here
Job Opportunity
The West Chester Area SD has the following job opportunity for Digital Communications Coordinator.
Education foundations lose a special benefactor
We are very sorry to share the news that education foundation expert and benefactor Bob New passed away in July. Bob was the President of the Pennsylvania Consortium of Education Foundations and the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of Education Foundations. He was a great help to many PenSPRA members as they created their own foundations and he will be greatly missed. The family asks for remembrances to this organization.
News from around the state and nation




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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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