Category Archives: Education issues

Pennsylvania School Boards Association asks candidates about education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association sent six education-related questions to every state House and Senate candidate. Their answers have been compiled on this website, where you can search for the candidates in your area. It looks like only one candidate … Continue reading

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How do you quiet your noisy classroom?

Teachers have tricks for quieting noisy classrooms. What are yours?

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Read more about charter meeting, rally in York City

Read more about a rally and meeting regarding the possibility of charter operators being brought in to run York City School District buildings.

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Three York County districts receive Safe Schools grants

Three York County School Districts are among recipients of the 2013-14 Safe Schools Targeted Grants, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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PSSA test windows extended because of the weather

The testing period for the PSSA math, reading and writing assessments has been extended to accommodate for instructional time lost because of the weather, according to the Pennslvania Department of Education.

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See ‘Cafeteria Man’ Thursday night at York College

York College’s sustainability and environmental studies program will hold a free screening of the film “Cafeteria Man” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Q&A from Keystone exam information session

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Education talked about the Keystone exams for a small group gathered Thursday night at William Penn Senior High School.

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Additional school scores to be released today

The Pennsylvania Department of Education plans to update its School Performance Profile website today with the scores that were held back a few months ago while corrections were made to data.

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State police release school safety/security report

Pennsylvania State Police released a report on school safety and security that notes last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and makes basic recommendations for steps schools can take to improve security or their response to an incident.

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Report: More districts charging a fee for sports participation

It’s becoming more common for school districts to ask families to pay a fee for students to participate in athletics, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association last week.

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