Monthly Archives: January 2011

Nominate a child for “extraordinary service”

Know any students doing “extraordinary service” in their community? Build-A-Bear Workshop is looking for nominees for its Huggable Heroes program, which recognizes kids age 8 to 18 for serving their communities. Nominate a candidate by clicking here. Nominations are accepted … Continue reading

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Words in the voucher debate

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth lately over a proposal from Sens. Jeffrey Piccola (who represents part of York County) and Anthony Williams that would allow low-income students from “failing” schools to use tuition vouchers to attend another private or … Continue reading

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Thank your school board members this month

January is School Director Recognition Month, according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. The group suggests several ways to celebrate the month and thank board members for volunteering their time, such as: Have a florist donate a rose for each … Continue reading

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How much do students learn in college?

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a new study — based on Collegiate Learning Assessment data — shows many students don’t significantly improve their critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills within their first two years of college. Researchers said … Continue reading

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How do you prefer to learn about snow delays?

The Washington Post has a story today saying a Maryland parent was so annoyed by a 4:30 a.m. robocall about a snow delay that he set up his own 4:30 a.m. robocall for school board members and administrators. Just the … Continue reading

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Scholarship for teens connected to Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America encourages college-bound students with a connection to the disease to apply for its 4th annual AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship, according to a news release. The winner will receive $5,000, and the first … Continue reading

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Tom Foust Scholarship Fund created

York City Dollars for Scholars has formed the Tom Foust Scholarship Fund, created from the “generous bequest” of the late school board member. Foust, an 11-year member of the city school board, will help city students “far into the future” … Continue reading

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Would you like carrot sticks with that?

Regular sides of fries could become a thing of the past if new proposed USDA guidelines take root. School kids would have to pick up more fruits, veggies and whole grains instead of fried foods under the proposal for school … Continue reading

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Bobcat Foundation awards grants

A foundation supporting the Northeastern School District recently awarded more than $33,000 in grants for items to benefit students, according to a news release. The grants from the Bobcat Foundation will fund: 31 document cameras for several schools Newsroom equipment … Continue reading

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Need help filling out the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is important, but filling it out can be daunting and very time consuming. But have no fear, PHEAA is here to help. According to its website, PHEAA is offering free help to all … Continue reading

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