Monthly Archives: December 2011

Report: Nearly half of nation’s schools didn’t make AYP

A report came out this week showing that nearly half of schools in the nation did not make “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) on reading and math tests in 2011 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Read … Continue reading

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Have pancakes with Santa on Saturday

The student senate at Northeastern High School will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the school, 300 High St., Manchester, and the community is invited. Proceeds benefit … Continue reading

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Highlights from York City School Board budget workshops

The York City School Board has held two budget workshops this week. At both meetings, budget office staff ran through the same presentation they gave to the board in November – the one that details projected revenues and expenses for … Continue reading

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Talk to Eastern York educators on Jan. 23

The second annual “Conversations with the Eastern York Community” will be hosted by the school district on Jan. 23. Parents and community members are invited to talk to district administrators, teachers, support staff and school board members. The focused conversations … Continue reading

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Fundraising starts for annual Education First Parade and Rally

Parent Advocates for Children and the York City School District are organizing the sixth annual Education First Parade and Rally for May 5, 2012. The focus is cultivating and maintaining strong partnerships with parents and the community, according to a … Continue reading

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York City board tables vote on new president

The York City School Board voted Wednesday to table selecting a new president until there is a full board. Gregg Nelson, who was elected in November, was not at the meeting and did not take the oath of office, so … Continue reading

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York City board sets budget meetings, charter public hearings

It’s going to be a busy month for the York City School Board. According to information posted on the school district website, several budget workshops have been scheduled along with four public hearings on charter school applications. The budget workshops … Continue reading

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Learn more about the teacher evaluation pilot program

While catching up on some issues today, I visited the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children website to see if there was anything new related to the state teacher evaluation pilot. If you remember, I wrote a story a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Penn State York sets holiday schedule, winter commencement

Penn State York will be closed for the holidays starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 22, according to a news release. The campus will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 3. Winter commencement will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at … Continue reading

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Superintendents criticize charters, vouchers

The Morning Call has an interesting story here about 26 superintendents who together released a report criticizing charter schools and a proposed voucher program. The superintendents’ complaints are not new, mainly this one: charter schools operate with fewer mandates but … Continue reading

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