Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dueling budget databases from PDE, PSEA

Previously, I told you about a searchable database that the Pennsylvania State Education Association had released, containing information about the state budget. Well, now, the state Department of Education has announced its own website, with its own searchable database of … Continue reading

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Library system to present financial literacy programs

The York County Library System received a nearly $100,000 grant to continue delivering its Right on the Money program series for children age five to seven and their parents. Right on the Money uses storybooks to teach kids the basics … Continue reading

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South Eastern student wins regional MATHCOUNTS competition

A South Eastern Middle School Student won the 28th annual Lincoln Chapter MATHCOUNTS compeition on Saturday. The competition included 189 students from 31 schools in Lancaster, Lebanon, York and Adams Counties, according to a news release. Jacob McKnight, from South … Continue reading

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Northern students to be junior borough council members

Two Northern High School students have been named Dillsburg Borough Junior Council members, according to a news release. Juniors Theron J. “TJ” Peters and John Zook will be sworn in at the March 13 council meeting, which will be held … Continue reading

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Tech school students win national construction competition

Students from the York County School of Technology recently took first place in a competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.   The NAHB student chapter at the school won in the secondary school category in the Residential … Continue reading

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Second graders log in their answers with student response systems

Today, I visited Orendorf Elementary School in the Northeastern School District to see how second graders are using a student response system in class. Teachers Kristen O’Keefe and Shannon Oliver are using the systems, called Qwizdom, in their classes. It … Continue reading

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Entries being accepted for essay contest

Entries are being accepted for the 2012 “Workers’ Memorial Day Essay Contest,” sponsored by the York-Adams Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. One winning high school student will win $500 in the contest, which is in its 13th year. Graduating seniors attending … Continue reading

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PSEA offers searchable budget information

The Pennsylvania State Teachers Association has posted a searchable database of budget information on its website. You can use the database to find your district and see how the district budget has been impacted since Corbett took over. Find the … Continue reading

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Third grader tells legislators about his green school

Want to know more about the green elements of Ferguson Elementary School in York? Ethan Manzi can help you out. Ethan, a third grader at Ferguson, traveled to Harrisburg with school officials last week to talk to state legislators and … Continue reading

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York City schedules several charter school meetings

A posting on the York City School District website lists several upcoming school board meetings focused on charter school decisions. You can see the notice by clicking here. But the roundup is: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, in William Penn High … Continue reading

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