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Dec 2016

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Educating a New President

by: JC Bowman Carol Yeagy The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves throughout the Washington DC establishment. For many years our citizens have grown distrustful of our federal government and those who govern. It is why those outside the establishment did much better than those within. When Donald Trump is inaugurated as ...

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Oct 2016

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Who Should You Vote for? It’s Up To You!

You are most likely being bombarded with billboards, road signs, news coverage, commercials, mail and phone calls, all attempting to convince you for or against one candidate or another. Up for election are positions for President, US House, PA House, select PA and US Senate seats, as well as countless county and local election ...

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Jun 2016

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KEYTA Summer Conference

Don’t forget to join us on June 28, 2016 for an informative and empowering one-day conference at the Felicita Garden Resort in Harrisburg, PA.  Admittance is open to all Pennsylvania educators, administrators and school personnel looking to expand their knowledge of current state laws impacting educators as well as ...

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Mar 2016

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U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Abolishing

February 9, 2016 Last month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Frederichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could end forced fair share fees for all public employees across the country. Rebecca Frederichs, a public school teacher in California, along with 10 other public school teachers who joined the suit, ...

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Mar 2016

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Partial Budget Enacted

January 5, 2016  In a last ditch effort to get much needed budget funds to schools and other public agencies, Governor Wolf approved the budget bill sent to him by the Legislature, HB 1460, but he utilized his line-item veto privilege, which cut much needed funding for specific programs that he felt were not funded […]

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Mar 2016

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

January 5, 2016 As you are aware, last month President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Congress overwhelmingly passed the legislation with the House voting 359-64, and Senate voting 85-12.  This is the legislation to replace the ...

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Dec 2014

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Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances

Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances 12/17/2014 11:37:00 AM   Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances Act 153 of 2014 On December 12, the PA General Assembly amended the Child Protective Services Law to require all prospective employees, current employees, independent contractors and volunteers to ...

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Dec 2014

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KEYTA Members Donate Over $30,000 Each Year to Local and National Charities

KEYTA Members Donate Over $30,000 Each Year to Local and National Charities 12/1/2014 9:33:00 AM   KEYTA members, through their generosity, donate over thousands of dollars each year to worthwhile charities that are meaningful to them. These contributions have made a positive impact on their local communities, school students ...

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Apr 2014

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KEYTA Freezes Dues for the 2014-2015 School Year

KEYTA Freezes Dues for the 2014-2015 School Year 4/1/2014 12:25:00 PM   The KEYTA Board of Directors has approved a dues freeze for the upcoming school year. At its meeting in March, the KEYTA Board determined that the Association’s commitment to maintaining an affordable option for educators warranted the freeze. The Board ...

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Apr 2014

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KEYTA Launches New Membership Category

KEYTA Launches New Membership Category 4/1/2014 12:24:00 PM   Beginning the 2014-2015 school year, the Keystone Teachers Association will be offering a new membership category for those educators who wish to be a part of the KEYTA community, but do not need our insurance benefits and legal assistance. For $20 annually, our new ...

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