Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ten “beloved” teacher movies, according to CNN

In light of the chatter surrounding the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” it seemed appropriate to link to this CNN story listing 10 “beloved” teacher movies. Among the selections is “Dead Poets Society,” one of my favorite movies, and “Freedom Writers,” … Continue reading

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Teachers’ salaries online

In a story Sunday, education advocates and watchdogs discussed the value of having teachers’ salary information online. The story is here. The YDR’s database of salary information is here.

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Dirty dancing in schools

Dancing’s a hot topic these days. I’m writing a story today about local schools’ efforts to cut down on dancing they deem too suggestive. Central York High School removed some students who didn’t comply with the rules at the homecoming … Continue reading

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More details on ‘Waiting for Superman’

Three Cord Inc., the education management group behind New Hope Academy Charter School, sent out a news release with more details about when “Waiting for Superman” will hit York. A special screening at Frank Theaters in York Township will be … Continue reading

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‘Cutting to the bone’

The Center for Education Policy released a report last week called “Cutting to the bone: how the economic crisis affects schools.” The conclusion: things aren’t looking good. The report describes an impending “triple whammy” for school districts. “Federal stimulus funds … Continue reading

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Watching Tony Danza teach

Over the weekend, I watched the first episode of “Teach: Tony Danza,” the A&E show about the actor’s foray into teaching at a Philadelphia high school. Danza taught one section of high school English at Northeast High School. He evidently … Continue reading

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Learn about PSU ice cream (and eat some!)

Lee Stout, the author of “Ice Cream U: The story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery,” will share the history of the Penn State Berkey Creamery during a program at Penn State York, according to a news release. The … Continue reading

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Jackson Elementary holding Hispanic festival

Jackson Elementary in York will hold its first Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school, 177 E. Jackson St. Entertainment includes a DJ, the Latin dance group Pasos Caribanos, singer … Continue reading

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Drug seminar set for Nov. 4

Drug Free Pennsylvania, a nonprofit educating adults about substance abuse, will hold a free seminar for parents at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Participants will learn about the kinds of substances making their way into schools, communities and homes, as well … Continue reading

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Messiah College schedules open houses

Messiah College will hold open houses on Oct. 30 and Nov. 8. Register online at messiah.edu or by calling 691-6000. Both sessions start at 9 a.m. in the Burbaker Auditorium of the Eisenhower Campus Center. Visitors should arrive 15 minutes … Continue reading

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