Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Hears Concerns, Ideas in Erie

first_imgPennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Hears Concerns, Ideas in Erie Education, Press Release, Public Safety Erie, PA – Continuing to listen to people across the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force stopped at Erie High School in Erie today. The task force met with students, parents, school officials, law enforcement, healthcare experts and residents to hear their suggestions about how to make our schools safer and improve security.“The recent tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Texas is a stark reminder of the importance of this task force to bring people together and find real solutions to prevent these terrible moments and protect students,” said Governor Wolf. “We must do everything we can to ensure that our schools are safe places for our children to learn.”The task force includes: Charles Ramsey, chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Mark DiRocco, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators; Bonita Allen, President of the Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association; Judy Morgitan, Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners and Dolores McCracken, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.“In March I said that the movement to improve school safety will come from the ground up, from the students themselves,” said Auditor General DePasquale. “This generation of students is bright, perceptive, and brimming with ideas on how to better the world around them. I’ve learned a great deal from them, and I look forward to hearing more from their peers across the state.”This is the fifth of six task force meetings in Pennsylvania to gather perspectives from local communities before issuing a final report by the end of June.The priorities for the task force are: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 30, 2018 Identifying recommendations to improve school safety;Determining funding needs;Examining the effectiveness of student supports;Improving information sharing; andSeeking tools for anonymous reporting of suspicious activity.Supporting the work of the task force are Homeland Security Director Marcus Brown, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak, and Acting Colonel Robert Evanchick, Pennsylvania State Police.The public is invited to share their recommendations for improving schools security online at The task force will use the feedback when preparing a final report.last_img read more

Chelsea hit five past weakened Manchester City to reach last eight

first_imgChelsea scored four second half goals to rout a youthful Manchester City side and move into the last eight of the FA Cup.Given Chelsea’s calamitous Premier League title defence, the FA Cup remains their most realistic route to silverware this season, and their full strength side proved to be as superior on the pitch as they looked on paper.Chelsea dominated the first half and the superb Fabregas crafted the opener, which eventually came after his ball to Eden Hazard was hooked into the box for Diego Costa to throw his head at from close range.But a City side with five teenagers, including Tosin Adarabioyo, Manu Garcia and Kelechi Iheanacho, shocked Stamford Bridge when they levelled less than two minutes after going behind, with David Faupala deflecting in an Iheanacho cross that Cesar Azpilicueta had tried to clear.Chelsea flew out of the blocks at the start of the second half though, with Willian exchanging passes with Hazard and finishing crisply into the bottom corner.Gary Cahill added a third with a shot that City’s woeful reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero should have kept out, before Hazard joined the party with a fine free-kick, which had Caballero wrong-footed when, once again, he should have done better. Substitute Oscar missed a casual penalty that should never have been awarded for Martin Demichelis’s shoulder-to-shoulder challenge with Bertrand Traore, who got on the scoresheet himself late on with a fortunate header that looped in over Caballero’s head.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more