Monthly Archives: June 2012

On student loans and college affordability

The cost of college is going up, but officials say post-secondary education is more important than ever.

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Sides agree charter funding formula is flawed, but disagree on why and how to fix it

Seems no one really likes the funding formula for charter schools in Pennsylvania. State auditor general Jack Wagner released a report last week stating that the funding formula should be changed. The report itself notes that the auditor general did … Continue reading

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West York alumnus wants to help grads with college

A man returning to his West York roots is working to start a scholarship to help students at his alma mater who may have grown up like he did. Bill Kling, a member of the West York Class of 1966, … Continue reading

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York Suburban students create movie trailers for Dante’s Inferno

An assignment in York Suburban High School teacher Betsy Bedell’s senior English classes had students looking at Dante’s Inferno in a new way. After students read the book, Bedell gave them an assignment. In groups, they were to recreate the … Continue reading

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Find locations serving free summer meals for kids

There’s an easy way to find places where kids can get a free meal this summer. Through the Summer Food Service Program, more than 2,000 sites around the state will offer free lunches for children 18 or younger, according to … Continue reading

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Candidates describe why they want to be Dallastown’s next superintendent

Last night, the Dallastown community met two candidates to be the school district’s next superintendent. To be fair, they already knew one. Ron Dyer, a York Township resident, has been assistant superintendent in Dallastown since 2005 and has been acting … Continue reading

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YorkCounts education group to gain momentum late summer

Bill Hartman of the York County Community Foundation had a guest column in our paper June 3, regarding plans for a work group that will try to tackle issues facing the York City School District. In that piece, Hartman says … Continue reading

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Follow along on a homeschooler’s journey

If you’re interested in alternatives to traditional schooling, head over to the Smart blog and read a post from Joan Concilio. She just began homeschooling her daughter, Sarah. Here’s a bit of what Joan has to say: “We fall into … Continue reading

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York City music boosters holding fundraising concert in July

The York City School District’s music boosters have organized a benefit concert called “Continue the Music” to be held July 28 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Bands slated to perform are Booker Lee & The County Fair, Changing Tides, … Continue reading

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York City school officials question legislation aimed at financially distressed districts

Some York City school officials have questioned legislation that would pave the way for a state takeover of financially distressed districts. The legislation, which includes the program proposed by Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, would allow the state to declare some financially-distressed … Continue reading

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