Category Archives: Legislation

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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Northern teacher talks about working on the Common Core

While I was working on stories about the Common Core, I spotted some local names among those educators participating in state committees that worked on the new state standards. One is Emily Reed, a reading specialist at Dillsburg Elementary School in the Northern York County School District.

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School funding numbers released with budget proposals

Members of the York County House Republican Delegation released proposed school funding numbers for York County school districts on Thursday.

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York City group continues to look at all-charter, internal reform options

Community members raised questions and concerns about an all-charter school proposal at a York City schools advisory committee meeting on Wednesday.

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York City group looking for high impact ideas for district’s future

The advisory committee looking at the York City School District’s future is looking for big ideas.

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How much money could your school district get through liquor privatization?

School districts in York County could get millions in one-time funding through the sale of the state’s liquor stores, according to numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

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Should students head back to school earlier or later?

Some York County districts have discussed starting their school years earlier, in part because of required state testing. Proposed legislation, however, would mandate that students don’t head back until after Labor Day.

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Groups weigh in Gov. Corbett’s proposed budget for education

Some said they are encouraged by Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed state budget as it relates to education, but others are not so sure.

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State declares York City district in financial recovery, appoints chief recovery officer

State education Secretary Ron Tomalis today declared the York City School District in “moderate financial recovery,” and appointed a Spring Garden Township resident to create a plan to get district finances in order, according to a news release.

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Michigan teen highlights bullying; legislation aims to beef up laws in Pa.

A Michigan teen drew attention to bullying issues over the weekend, while in Pennsylvania, a new proposal aims to beef up state laws regarding bullying.

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