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  • January 20, 2022 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    PA middle school educator Joe Welch, and AMLE’s 2019 Educator of the Year, is a National Teacher Of the Year finalist. Congratulations and Best Wishes, Joe!"

  • January 17, 2022 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Do you know a student who’s used social media to make a positive impact? If so, nominate them for Digital4Good by going to @#ICANHELPofficial or by clicking this link:

  • January 16, 2022 4:53 PM | Anonymous

    PAMLE Members: NELMS has an excellent conference. If you can only attend a virtual conference, please consider this one! The 41st Annual Middle Level Conference & Exhibits is March 18 & 19, 2022. 

    CLICK HERE for the Annual Conference page

  • January 12, 2022 9:57 PM | Anonymous

    Visit the Eastern University website for information on programs offered by The College of Education.

    And watch Your Teaching Career: Taking the Next Step on Eastern's YouTube Channel!

  • December 31, 2021 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    Since our founding in 1909, Milton Hershey School has helped children break the cycle of poverty. We are a place where students can be their greatest selves, meeting their potential with life-changing opportunity.

    MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,100 boys and girls from families of lower income across the U.S. Students receive an excellent education, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing.

  • December 17, 2021 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    As you know, valuing ALL of your students’ cultures helps kids and teens connect to their classrooms and school. Celebrations are a big deal in our social-emotional lives!

    Here are five holidays celebrated by many U.S. families that fall in or around winter break (information from Wikipedia):

    Diwali: Autumn; in 2021, November 2-6

    • A five-day festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists that symbolizes the victories of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
    • Highlights include food, gifts, sweets, flowers, and candles/sparklers.

    Hanukkah: Winter; in 2021, November 28-December 6

    • An eight-day festival of lights celebrated by Jewish families that commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the miracle of one night’s wick burning for eight nights.
    • Highlights include food, songs, lighting the menorah, games, and gifts.

    Winter Solstice (example: Shaloko ceremony of the Zuni): December 21 or 22

    • Religious ceremonies or community celebrations marking the shortest day of the year are practiced by many indigenous tribes to celebrate deities, honor good fortune, and share stories.
    • Highlights include dances, storytelling, and sharing traditions with young people.

    Christmas: December 25

    • A religious celebration of the birth of Jesus for Christian families, and a secular celebration of Santa Claus and gifting for billions of people around the world.
    • Highlights include food, songs, masses, Christmas trees, and gifts.

    Kwanzaa: December 26-January 1

    • A celebration of African-American culture echoing African harvest traditions and celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
    • Highlights include decorations of art, fabric and fruits; celebrations and symbols; readings; candle lightings, and a feast of faith.

    Which holidays do your students celebrate? Let us know on Twitter (follow us and tag @MGForumSTW in your tweet!).

  • December 04, 2021 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    American College of Education is giving away ten Amazon gift cards worth $100 each! *Plus, each organization with one or more participants will be entered into a drawing for a $500 DonorsChoose gift card.*

    Enter to win from December 1 to December 10. We will notify the winners on December 15th. Find the full raffle rules here.

    Please share this along to staff so they can enter the contest as well. As always, thank you for supporting ACE!

  • November 15, 2021 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    Our PAMLE Webinar Series continued on November 10 with a session entitled, "Supporting Student Goals in the Midst of the SEL Debt Crisis" You may view a recording of the webinar on our PAMLE YouTube Channel.

  • November 12, 2021 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    Act now to take advantage of the recent changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

    Long-time PAMLE corporate supporter and sponsor of the PA Schools to Watch program,  Horace Mann, wants to help ensure you’re aware of the recent changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

    On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a change to PSLF program rules for a limited time due to the COVID-19 national emergency. From now until Oct. 31, 2022, you may receive credit for past payments made on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.

    What this means:

    Any prior loan payments made while working full time for a qualifying employer (such as a public school) will count as a qualifying PSLF payment, regardless of loan type, repayment plan, or whether the payment was made in full or on time. Private loans and Parent PLUS loans do not qualify.

    What next:

    This opportunity is only available until Oct. 31, 2022 so act now to take advantage. Not sure where to start? Horace Mann’s Student Loan Solutions program can give you the resources, tools and guidance to help you navigate these changes all in one place.

    Learn more or sign up for your complimentary account today!





    The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation. Horace Mann’s Student Loan Solutions program includes services provided by an independent third party, Horace Mann is an independent company not affiliated with the Department of Education or the federal government. Horace Mann does not negotiate, adjust or settle debts. No assistance provided by Horace Mann constitutes official action for purposes of student loan forgiveness programs or guaranteed results. Horace Mann’s Student Loan Solutions program terms are subject to change.

    Horace Mann Service Corporation and certain of its affiliates (Horace Mann) enter into agreements with educational associations where Horace Mann pays the association to provide services aimed at familiarizing association members with the Horace Mann brand, products or services. For more information, email your inquiry to

    EMX-00097 (Oct. 21)

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