Monthly Archives: December 2011

Education moments from 2011

Earlier, I posted about the hot education topics in 2011. As I mentioned then, the subjects  – budgets, legislation, etc. – seemed a bit dreary. So I gathered some photos from the past year of education moments, whether they be … Continue reading

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A look back at education in 2011

It’s Dec. 29, and schools around the county are still closed for the holiday. So it’s the perfect time to think about what the big education news makers were in 2011 and what’s coming for 2012. Here are my initial … Continue reading

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Report: Lancaster districts joining to offer online program

Interesting story from Lancaster Online here. Three districts in Lancaster County are joining forces to offer online instruction to students. The story says it’s believed to be the first collaborative effort of its kind in the state. The idea is … Continue reading

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A look at York City’s English Language Learners

I’m always fascinated by reports on English Language Learners – those students whose native language is not English. In York City, ELL students come from: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cuba, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico and Sri Lanka, according to a recent report … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania gets Race to the Top funds

Pennsylvania has finally won some funding in the federal Race to the Top grant competition. The state didn’t win in the first two rounds of competition. But the state announced today that it has been awarded about $41 million in … Continue reading

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Red Lion looking for new school board member

Red Lion Area School Board is looking for a new school board member, according to a post on the district website. Rodney Sechrist is resigning effective Dec. 31, according to the post.  Sechrist was just elected in November. I called … Continue reading

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About some blog additions

Just wanted to draw your attention to two links in the menu at the top of the blog. They’ve both been added over time, so you might not have noticed them. First, I added a menu with links to York … Continue reading

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Dallastown wins safety award

The  Dallastown Area School District was awarded the 2011 Governor’s Award for  Safety Excellence on Monday. The award was presented by the Pennsylvania secretary of labor and industry in the district’s board room. Dallastown has an active  safety committee including … Continue reading

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Charter school takes step towards IB designation

York Academy Regional Charter School has now been accepted as a “candidate school” by the International Baccalaureate Organization, according to a news release. We’ve written before about the school and its International Baccalaureate curriculum. But to become and official IB … Continue reading

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Bobcat Foundation funds Northeastern requests

The Bobcat Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Northeastern School District, recently awarded more than $20,000 for school requests, according to a news release. Educational foundations are nonprofits that typically raise money and provide funding for items that fall outside … Continue reading

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