Monthly Archives: June 2011

July brings new superintendents

Tomorrow is July 1, which means new superintendents in a few York County school districts. Here’s a look at who’s coming and going. Red Lion Area School District: Frank Herron is retiring as superintendent. Herron spent 13 years in Red … Continue reading

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Teacher attends Space Academy program

A York County resident won one of 250 scholarships to the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program, according to a news release. Cristina Reitmeyer, who lives in York County and teaches at Dulaney High School in Timonium, Md., was among … Continue reading

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Open houses, other charter school news

New Hope Academy Charter School will be holding open houses every Wednesday in July at 6 p.m. The school is at 459 W. King St., York. At the open houses, people can learn about the school, which is enrolling for … Continue reading

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Report: Maryland to evaluate teachers using student work

The Baltimore Sun has a story updating on Maryland’s efforts to evaluate teachers using student performance. Read the story here. According to the article, the evaluations break down as such: 50 percent — qualitative assessment by the principal 30 percent … Continue reading

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York City summer lunch program starts today

York City’s summer lunch program is running again this year, and it starts today. Here’s the blurb from the school district website: “The York City School District once again this year will be conducting a walk-in Summer Lunch Program at … Continue reading

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GOOD: Florida making the switch to e-textbooks

GOOD posted an interesting story about Florida passing a law that will require all public schools to make the move to e-textbooks by 2015-16. “Critics are a bit freaked out over this decision because education budgets are already tight and … Continue reading

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STEM summer reading ideas

Looking for some good summer reading for your kids? The University of Maryland sent over a news release with a list of suggested summer reading for kids to get them interested in science, technology and math (the subjects covered in … Continue reading

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PHEAA announces $50 million in funds for college students

Some good news is on the horizon for Pennsylvania’s college students. PHEAA and the state Department of Education on Thursday announced a $50 million contribution to supplement funds received for higher education by the commonwealth’s students, according to a news … Continue reading

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Contract for York City’s new superintendent

In case you missed it, the York City School Board appointed Deborah Wortham the district’s new superintendent last night. She replaces Sharon Miller, who was fired in September. For your reading pleasure, below is the new superintendent agreement with Wortham, … Continue reading

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Report: Penn State tops list of “most expensive” public colleges for in-state students

Several colleagues pointed out to me that U.S. News and World Report has ranked the “10 Most Expensive Public Colleges for In-State Students.” The winner for most expensive: Penn State University (University Park), with a tuition of $15,250 for the … Continue reading

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