Monthly Archives: May 2012

Panelists debate right answer on charter school authorizers

The session was labeled a discussion on “what’s being done to shore up charter quality.”  But much of the conversation at the Education Writers Association panel focused on one topic: charter school authorizers. Those who authorize the charter schools have … Continue reading

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Veteran gives East York Elementary School student one of his medals

For Memorial Day, East York Elementary School passed along a sweet story of how a third grader and a veteran connected this week. Here’s the story passed along by the school: “On Veterans Day of last year, the children of … Continue reading

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Shale development creates demand for environmental grads

Marcellus Shale development is impacting Pennsylvania’s economy and job growth. As the specialized industry continues to grow, there are more and more career opportunities available for recent graduates who studied the environment and natural resources, according to James Ladlee, extension … Continue reading

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Professor: Teaching profession is changing in dramatic ways

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End-of-year gift ideas for teachers

It’s that time of year. School is winding down, so it’s time to come up with a way to thank your child’s teacher. Stuck for ideas? Not to worry – the Smart blog has you covered with tips from parents … Continue reading

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Report: School districts continue to cut as financial picture worsens

A report released today announced news that might not come as a surprise to many: school districts continue to cut as financial situations worsen for 2012-13. “The financial condition of Pennsylvania’s public school districts is declining from ‘difficult’ in the … Continue reading

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For Common Core Standards, implementation is key, according to conference panelists

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Spring Grove students win fourth in Team America Rocketry Challenge nationals

A team of Spring Grove students won fourth place in the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge over the weekend. The team won $4,500 in prize money for themselves and the high school, said teacher Brian Hastings. “The … Continue reading

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Therapy dogs provided a break for York College students

The counseling services office at York College recently turned to a some furry friends to help students relieve the stress of the semester’s end. The college’s student affairs wellness committee sponsors a “wellness week” at the end of each semester, … Continue reading

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Reports: Arts award for Corbett and his wife draws protestors

More than 200 protestors showed up at a weekend event where Gov. Tom Corbett was honored for his contribution to the arts, according to news reports. Corbett and his wife received a lifetime achievement award from the Pittsburgh Opera, reports … Continue reading

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