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About Brittany Wilson

I'm an Assistant Sports Editor at the Daily Record/Sunday News. I'm a proud Penn State grad and a New Jersey native living on the West Shore. Two of my favorite things are a good book and a long swim -- just not at the same time. Contact me by emailing bwilson@ydr.com or on Twitter @brittanylion.

PHEAA announces $50 million in funds for college students

Some good news is on the horizon for Pennsylvania’s college students. PHEAA and the state Department of Education on Thursday announced a $50 million contribution to supplement funds received for higher education by the commonwealth’s students, according to a news … Continue reading

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Student performance could become basis of teacher evaluations

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee OK’d legislation that would use student performance as a key component in teacher reviews. The act was introduced by Republican Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, who represents parts of Dauphin and York counties, and Democratic … Continue reading

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Are Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools lagging?

Are Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools lagging behind their public school counterparts? The answer is yes, according to a study conducted by Stanford University regarding the commonwealth’s charter schools. When it comes to reading and math, the commonwealth’s cyber charter schools … Continue reading

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Move to ban teacher strikes could be debated in Pa. House this fall

Thirty-seven states currently outlaw teacher strikes. Could Pennsylvania soon join them? A Republican-sponsored bill to ban teacher strikes and punish illegal strikes could be debated in the state House of Representatives this fall, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday. The proposed … Continue reading

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State education chief slams rating system

Ron Tomalis, Pennsylvania’s education secretary, on Wednesday said a system used to rate public schools, teachers and principals is flawed, the Associated Press reported. He also seeks changes to the system, saying results that an overwhelming majority of the commonwealth’s … Continue reading

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Could fracking find its way onto Pa. college campuses?

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that some of the commonwealth’s universities should drill for natural gas in order to help overcome their financial problems, according to a story by the Associated Press. The governor said six campuses in the … Continue reading

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How much do students learn in college?

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a new study — based on Collegiate Learning Assessment data — shows many students don’t significantly improve their critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills within their first two years of college. Researchers said … Continue reading

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Would you like carrot sticks with that?

Regular sides of fries could become a thing of the past if new proposed USDA guidelines take root. School kids would have to pick up more fruits, veggies and whole grains instead of fried foods under the proposal for school … Continue reading

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Need help filling out the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is important, but filling it out can be daunting and very time consuming. But have no fear, PHEAA is here to help. According to its website, PHEAA is offering free help to all … Continue reading

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Artists in residence sought for area schools

StARTSomething, a regional program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance serving York, Adams, Franklin and Fulton counties, is seeking professional artists to work with teachers as artists in residence. The program is now accepting applications … Continue reading

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