Oct. 04, 2019 / Weekly Roundup

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Legislative Report 
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Mon Valley Moment: Education the Great Equalizer

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We are so blessed to have so many talented and committed educators across all nine school districts serving District 49 students!

While I was originally planning on spending about 20 minutes welcoming Charleroi students to the first day of school, as you will see in this week’s Mon Valley Moment, District Superintendent Dr. Ed Zeilich had some other productive learning opportunities!
GoodJobs4PA: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Working to better ensure students’ career success, the House voted unanimously last week on a bill making comprehensive improvements to the state’s career and technical education (CTE) system.

House Bill 265 would enhance job training and workforce development, while also providing high school and college students with access to information regarding the transfer policies of other educational institutions, with the goal being to save them time and money.

The legislation would also simplify the process for schools to establish vocational courses; create a Schools-to-Work program to develop employment and training pathways; require guidelines for the application of STEM course credits; require the Department of Education to outline the state’s workforce needs, including training opportunities and future earning potential; and allow representatives from community colleges and CTE schools equal access to meet with students during career and college fairs.

The bill is now awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.
Fall in Love with PA’s Autumn Colors

Fall colors are arriving in many areas of the state, so it’s time to start planning that fall getaway!

According to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.

Both in-state and out-of-state visitors can find the best places to view fall foliage and track the locations of the peak colors throughout the state by checking out the weekly fall foliage report here.

Click here to read more about Pennsylvania’s fall tourism activities, including fall festivals, haunted history tours and more.
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