Monthly Archives: November 2011

Study abroad scholarships available for central PA students

Full scholarships are available for south central Pennsylvania students to study abroad in 2012, according to a news release. The scholarships are offered by AFS-USA, a nonprofit student exchange organization, through the Speedwell Study Abroad Scholarship Program. Students can spend … Continue reading

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Electronic textbooks on the way?

I just read this story in the New York Times about textbooks moving towards electronic formats. The story says textbooks are still largely read on paper, but iPads and e-readers are pushing textbook publishers to think digital. It also quoted … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania seeks Race to the Top funds, again

Pennsylvania was among seven states that applied for the third round of Race to the Top, the competitive federal grant program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. “Race to the Top Round Three focuses on supporting efforts to leverage … Continue reading

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United Way leading countywide effort on school readiness

The United Way is leading a county effort to apply for the 2012 All-America City Awards for Grade Level Reading, which are focused on school readiness. The awards are a partnership between the National Civic League and the Campaign for … Continue reading

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Award-winning fiddle player to give free concert at Northeastern

Patrick Clark, an award-winning fiddle player, will be spending time at Northeastern High School next week, according to a news release. On Nov. 29, Clark – who used to play for country singer Darius Rucker – will spend the day … Continue reading

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Northern teacher to attend C-SPAN conference

A teacher in Northern York County School District will be attending a conference to learn more about how to use C-SPAN in their social studies classes. Cynthia Golden, an American government teacher at Northern High School, was chosen from applicants … Continue reading

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Dover district to accept music award Monday

The Dover Area School District will accept its award as a “Best Community for Music Education” on Monday. The district received the designation from the NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to advancing participation in music, in May. Menchey Music will … Continue reading

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District attorney ‘doubtful’ of any criminal charges in York City grant case

York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said today that he is doubtful there will be any criminal charges related to the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s special investigation into the York City School District’s handling of grant money. Auditor General Jack Wagner … Continue reading

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Meet an ‘outstanding’ West York teacher

Jenifer Swope, a learning support teacher at Lincolnway Elementary in the West York Area School District, was recently named an “outstanding” teacher by Shippensburg University’s School Study Council. Swope said that she always wanted to be a teacher, and she … Continue reading

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York Suburban schedules community budget meetings

The York Suburban School District has scheduled a series of six community budget meetings to discuss the 2012-13 budget. The meetings will provide time for residents to learn about the budget, ask questions and make comments, according to a news … Continue reading

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