Monthly Archives: April 2011

Could fracking find its way onto Pa. college campuses?

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that some of the commonwealth’s universities should drill for natural gas in order to help overcome their financial problems, according to a story by the Associated Press. The governor said six campuses in the … Continue reading

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Legislators propose repealing law banning teachers’ religious clothing

State Reps. Will Tallman and Eugene DePasquale plan to introduce legislation that would repeal state law that prohibits teachers from wearing any religious garb, according to a news release. State law prohibits teachers from wearing any “garb, mark, emblem or … Continue reading

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Book fair to benefit York Catholic

Barnes and Noble at the Red Rose Commons Shopping Center in Lancaster will hold a book fair to benefit York Catholic High School on May 14. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. A percentage of … Continue reading

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Flip cameras in the classroom

Last week, Cisco announced it would stop making Flip video cameras. A story from GOOD asked what teachers would do without the tech tool. Teachers were using them to let kids film class projects or to film themselves teaching, the … Continue reading

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Local student in Facebook headshot contest

Peyton Kohler, a 13-year-old student at West York Middle School wants local students to “like” his headshot on Facebook. Kohler has entered a headshot contest on Facebook hosted by THE Events. To vote for him, click here. First like the … Continue reading

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Meet the York City superintendent candidates April 27

The three final candidates for superintendent of the York City School District will be introduced to the public April 27. City residents are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. in the William Penn Senior High School cafeteria. The names … Continue reading

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Students attend construction career day

More than 440 York County students attended the Pennsylvania Construction Career Day on Wednesday in Harrisburg, according to a news release. The students had the opportunity to explore careers in highway design, construction and maintenance, the release says. About 90 … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking held for new charter school

Groundbreaking was held Thursday for York Academy Regional Charter School, according to a news release. The school is scheduled to open in the fall at 32 W. North St., in the former Smyser-Royer building. The charter school will have grades … Continue reading

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Celebrating unity at Penn State York

It’s Unity Week at Penn State York through April 20. The 13th annual Unity Day is Thursday. Events to celebrate diversity are planned to be held in and around the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center from noon-1:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Is it York High or William Penn?

The formal name of the high school in the York City School District is William Penn Senior High School. That said, it’s called York High all the time. I’ve heard it from board members and school officials as well as … Continue reading

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