Monthly Archives: December 2010

Budget deficits rolling in

I spent some time this morning trying to collect the preliminary budget deficits that have been announced by school districts so far for the 2011-12 school year. Here’s what I’ve got: Central York: $1.9 million Dover Area: $2.5 million Dallastown: … Continue reading

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Service dogs vs. school districts

I spotted a rather familiar story in the Washington Post today. This story says that a Virginia school district won’t allow an epileptic student to have a service dog in the school. The school system says the boy is not … Continue reading

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Dover staff members help the community

Dover’s professional and paraprofessional associations held an outreach event shortly before the holiday season. Members gathered donations of items, money and food to help families in need, then invited families in the district who needed it to come and help … Continue reading

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Market-rate policy for college tuition?

With state education funding down, and student enrollment at some schools up for all but the least wealthy students, state and state-related schools are trying to come up with ways to bring in fresh revenue. One way, officials said, is … Continue reading

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2010 Keystone Achievement Awards recognize Pa. schools for academics

More than 2,100 Pennsylvania schools, including several in York County, are being honored with Keystone Achievement Awards for demonstrating sustained academic achievement over two school years. The awards are given to public schools that achieved adequate yearly progress in the … Continue reading

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Watch York College graduation live online

Live video of York College’s graduation will be available online Wednesday morning. The winter commencement ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center’s M&T Field House. More than 250 will graduate. The video feed is … Continue reading

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So you want to secede from your school district …

Washington Township officials have said they’ll look at the possibility of seceding from the Dover Area School District if the district decides to close Kralltown Elementary, which is a possibility as the district faces a $2.5 million budget deficit. Update … Continue reading

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AP poll looks at education issues

The Associated Press had a story yesterday on an AP-Stanford University poll on education. “An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it’s too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren’t paid enough, … Continue reading

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PA’s education secretary to leave Dec. 31

Thomas Gluck, the state’s acting education secretary, will leave his state position Dec. 31, according to a news release. He will be joining the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units as a senior advisor. He has been acting secretary since May, … Continue reading

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More on new charter school leader

Kathleen Eshbach and I missed each other before Wednesday’s story about her being hired as York Academy Regional Charter School’s new chief academic officer. But we spoke on Wednesday, so I wanted to share some more information here. Eshbach is … Continue reading

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