Category Archives: York City School District

York City School Board: Just enough candidates on Nov. 3 ballot

What will the ballot for York City School Board look like Nov. 3? Technically, the race is not contested (there are just enough people on the ballot to fill all the seats). But there’s at least one write-in candidate trying … Continue reading

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Auditor General: Poorly performing schools should have gotten help

Several York County schools are among those that state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says should have received help from the education department based on their School Performance Profile scores. According to 2013-14 SPP scores, around 800 schools scored lower than … Continue reading

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Moody’s: Financial stresses cause districts, including York City, to see bond rating downgrades

A report from a credit rating agency outlines troubles faced by school districts around Pennsylvania, noting that York City is among those to have its bond rating downgraded in recent months. Here’s a look at what’s happened. ‘Unlikely to recovery … Continue reading

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York City schools see principal changes

Principals in York City are shuffling around for the 2015-16 school year. A large school board agenda Wednesday night contained a lot of personnel related items, including the rearranging of some principals in the district. Here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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Mentors take York boys to Temple University

A group of third- and fourth-grade boys from York City School District recently spent a day at Temple University, thanks to a group of mentors. Jeff Kirkland, one of the trip’s organizers, said it was arranged through BT Express, a program … Continue reading

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Students put their view of York into a mural

In the cafeteria at Ferguson K-8 School, panels of a mural rested against the wall recently, waiting to be hung. Students in the school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program created the mural with help from artist Ophelia … Continue reading

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Students urge parents to call about charter alternatives

Some William Penn Senior High School students are distributing fliers, urging parents who don’t want their child to attend a charter school to let the state education department and chief recovery officer David Meckley know. Ashlee DeSantis, a student who … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2014 York County education news

Control of the York City School District, the closing of New Hope Academy and other stories dominated education news in York County in 2014.

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Who’s behind the York Community Foundation Charter School?

Update: Comments from Charter Schools USA and Margie Orr have been added at the bottom of this post. At last night’s York City School Board meeting, questions came up surrounding a nonprofit entity that would be the charter holder if the … Continue reading

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Blog: Receiver appointed for Mosaica

Diane Ravitch, a national voice in debates over public education, reports on her blog that a federal judge in Atlanta has appointed a receiver for the Mosaica charter school chain, as a result of a lawsuit filed by a creditor. You … Continue reading

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