Monthly Archives: August 2010

Visit family child care homes Sept. 25

A group of family child care practitioners will open their homes to parents, educators and others on Sept. 25. The 2010 York County Parade of Child Care Homes will showcase innovative practices in early childhood education in family child care … Continue reading

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Penn State York goes smoke-free

Penn State York becomes a smoke-free campus on Monday, according to a news release. Chancellor Joel Rodney’s decision was made based on recommendations from the Student Government Association and the Penn State York Campus Senate. The only exception is that … Continue reading

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Districts sorting through PSSA data

Throughout the summer, school districts receive information on how their students performed on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments – statewide tests in math and reading – the previous year. School districts get initial results in mid-July, and then some … Continue reading

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Teaching teens about food, health

A Red Lion Area School District teacher has developed lesson plans aimed at tackling the obesity problem in the U.S. Rebecca Thiegs, a language arts teacher at Red Lion Area High SChool, is the education and curriculum consultant for StageofLife.com, … Continue reading

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Back-to-school tips for special needs kids

New Story, which has a school for special needs students in York, provided a list of tips for getting special needs students ready to go back to school. Here’s the abbreviated list: “School is Good” pep talk — Talk to … Continue reading

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Local students will play in Thanksgiving parade

A William Penn High School student will be performing with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in the Thanksgiving parade this year. Rashida King was selected to be a part of the band, Supt. Sharon Miller said at a recent … Continue reading

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Latest in South Eastern superintendent news

Another day, another tidbit of news in the South Eastern superintendent saga. Here’s the latest: The Reading Eagle and the Boyertown Area Times are reporting that the Oley Valley School District is having its solicitor look into the charges against … Continue reading

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City student wins scholarship

A city high school student was awarded a college scholarship for achievements in the National Financial Capability Challenge, an online competition sponsored by the U.S. departments of Education and Treasury. De-Anna Real, of William Penn Senior High School, was one … Continue reading

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Education First parade scheduled

The annual Education First Parade and Rally will be held Sept. 25 in York. The parade starts at Hannah Penn Middle School and will end at Penn Park, where a rally will be held. Several local education and social agencies … Continue reading

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What could your school do with $500,000?

A co-worker drew my attention to the Kohl’s Cares contest on Facebook. Here’s the idea: Kohl’s will donate $500,000 per school to 20 schools. People can go online and vote for their school. (You get 20 votes and can vote … Continue reading

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