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The Huffington Post
This District Has No Money, So Teachers Are Working Without PayWhen teachers at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania return to t
This District Has No Money, So Teachers Are Working Without Pay
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 hours ago
When teachers at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania return to their jobs Wednesday for the first day of school, they will not be making minimum wage. In fact, they will not be making any money at all. Educators and support staff at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HASD promotion controversial to someA Hazleton Area School District science teacher who was suspended and demoted f
HASD promotion controversial to some
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
A Hazleton Area School District science teacher who was suspended and demoted for his role in a pornographic email scandal five years ago has been promoted to an acting assistant principal position. The district’s school board hired James Hudock for... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Cafeteria conundrumThe Athens Area School District's new lunch charge policy, which does not allow
Cafeteria conundrum
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 4 days ago
The Athens Area School District's new lunch charge policy, which does not allow middle and high school students to get lunch if they have no money in hand or in their accounts, has caused an uproar in parents who took to social media earlier this... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Cafeteria conundrum Charge policy draws ire, district defends procedureThe Athens Area School District's new lunch charge policy, which does not allow
Cafeteria conundrum Charge policy draws ire, district defends procedure
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 5 days ago
The Athens Area School District's new lunch charge policy, which does not allow middle and high school students to get lunch if they have no money in hand or in their accounts, has caused an uproar in parents who took to social media earlier this... Read more
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TribLIVE
Enrollment increases at Homer-Center School DistrictOfficials at Homer-Center School District started the new school year Tuesday w
Enrollment increases at Homer-Center School District
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
Officials at Homer-Center School District started the new school year Tuesday with some good news on the local front although state funding remained on hold as 2015-16 budget negotiations continued in Harrisburg. Despite an overall downward trend in... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Financial aid, course offerings expanding at NTCCNORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - At the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda To
Financial aid, course offerings expanding at NTCC
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 5 days ago
NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - At the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda Township, which opened for the school year on Wednesday, financial aid for adults is becoming more available and new programs are starting, a school official... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Financial aid, course offerings expanding at Northern Tier Career Center NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - At the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda
Financial aid, course offerings expanding at Northern Tier Career Center
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 6 days ago
NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - At the Northern Tier Career Center in North Towanda Township, which opened for the school year on Wednesday, financial aid for adults is becoming more... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
School 'permanent record' more than a scare tacticPITTSBURGH (AP) — When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his t
School 'permanent record' more than a scare tactic
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-nonsense, tough-as-nails disciplinarians who didn't think twice about sending misbehaving students to detention. En route to their punishment, students... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
School 'permanent record' more than a scare tacticPITTSBURGH (AP) - When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his t
School 'permanent record' more than a scare tactic
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) - When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-nonsense, tough-as-nails disciplinarians who didn't think twice about sending misbehaving students to detention. En route to their punishment, students... Read more
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TribLIVE
Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional rank top schools on Niche.com websiteAlle-Kiski Valley school officials are wary of the school rankings compiled by
Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional rank top schools on Niche.com website
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
Alle-Kiski Valley school officials are wary of the school rankings compiled by Shadyside-based Apollo-Ridge Superintendent Matt Curci sums up the generally held view: “Whether looking at (the state Department of Education's School Performance... Read more
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TribLIVE
School ‘permanent record’ more than a scare tacticWhen Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-no
School ‘permanent record’ more than a scare tactic
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-nonsense, tough-as-nails disciplinarians who didn't think twice about sending misbehaving students to detention. En route to their punishment, students often received a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Auditor general: Penn Hills School District will go under microscope next weekAn upcoming audit will provide taxpayers a better idea of what happened in the
Auditor general: Penn Hills School District will go under microscope next week
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
An upcoming audit will provide taxpayers a better idea of what happened in the Penn Hills School District that led to its staggering $30 million deficit. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Friday that he plans within the week to begin his... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Pa. Districts Want Less Testing, Less Severe Consequences of TestsLast month, the Pennsylvania Department of Education shared preliminary test da
Pa. Districts Want Less Testing, Less Severe Consequences of Tests
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 12 days ago
Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Education shared preliminary test data for its new, common core aligned tests - and the results weren't pretty. As a result, some area school districts are lobbying Harrisburg to dial back the number and... Read more
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WJAC 6 Johnstown
State audit shows charter school is under paidUpdated: Thursday, August 20 2015, 05:57 PM EDT By: Erin Calandra STATE COLLE
State audit shows charter school is under paid
WJAC 6 Johnstown / Posted 12 days ago
Updated: Thursday, August 20 2015, 05:57 PM EDT By: Erin Calandra STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A Centre County charter school has been accused of incorrectly billing six school districts after an audit was conducted. State Auditor General Eugene... Read more
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York Daily Record
Supt. Eric Holmes: York schools implementing major improvement plans this year (column)This school year is a new beginning for the School District of the City of York
Supt. Eric Holmes: York schools implementing major improvement plans this year (column)
York Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
This school year is a new beginning for the School District of the City of York. We are choosing not to dwell on the difficulties of the past, but to build upon them to create a stronger district that provides our students with a premier... Read more
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The Morning Call
More about Computer Aid, company behind Parkland bus appComputer Aid Inc. is developing an app to track school buses for Parkland Schoo
More about Computer Aid, company behind Parkland bus app
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
Computer Aid Inc. is developing an app to track school buses for Parkland School District. The company, which employs more than 3,000 people worldwide, has two offices in the region, one on Ridgeview Drive in South Whitehall and another on... Read more
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The Morning Call
New Parkland app lets parents track busesPeter Balestrini was just another parent waiting for a late bus when inspiratio
New Parkland app lets parents track buses
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Peter Balestrini was just another parent waiting for a late bus when inspiration for a new transportation program for the Parkland School District first took root. With three daughters in the district — at elementary, middle and high schools —... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Bethlehem Area School District to Charters: share the burdenThe budget impasse in Harrisburg fueled a Bethlehem Area School District decisi
Bethlehem Area School District to Charters: share the burden
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
The budget impasse in Harrisburg fueled a Bethlehem Area School District decision to withhold a portion of their payments to charter schools in their district Monday night. By a 7-0 vote, directors withheld 30 percent of all payments to charter... Read more
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The Express-Times
Bethlehem school district cuts charter payments under state budget impasseThe Bethlehem Area School District is starting to feel the financial pinch from
Bethlehem school district cuts charter payments under state budget impasse
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
The Bethlehem Area School District is starting to feel the financial pinch from the state budget impasse and it thinks charter schools should share the pain. Until a state budget is passed, the school district plans to only send 70 percent of the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Just 2 Alle-Kiski Valley districts post school chief evaluationsAlle-Kiski Valley school districts slowly are complying with a 3-year-old state
Just 2 Alle-Kiski Valley districts post school chief evaluations
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
Alle-Kiski Valley school districts slowly are complying with a 3-year-old state law requiring the results of some administrators' evaluations to be posted online. Two state laws passed in the summer of 2012 amended the Pennsylvania School Code to... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
With new standards, PSSA scores plummet across regionChanges in state standardized tests equal plummeting scores for school district
With new standards, PSSA scores plummet across region
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Changes in state standardized tests equal plummeting scores for school districts across Pennsylvania. With the switch to a more rigorous curriculum and a new standard for proficiency, school districts in the region saw declines of 80 percent or more... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Assessment scores discussed in CantonCANTON - The latest PSSA and Keystone Exam scores that school districts have re
Assessment scores discussed in Canton
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 17 days ago
CANTON - The latest PSSA and Keystone Exam scores that school districts have received were a topic at this week's Canton Area School Board meeting. "The public and lot of local school districts, there's been an outcry over the raw PSSA and Keystone... Read more
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TribLIVE
United board hires teachers, aides following resignationsUnited School Board Tuesday hired two new instructors and several aides, shorin
United board hires teachers, aides following resignations
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
United School Board Tuesday hired two new instructors and several aides, shoring up district staff in the wake of recent resignations and in a prelude to the return of students to their classrooms. Among those resigning were high school instrumental... Read more
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The Express-Times
Pennsylvania's PSSA opt-out rates tripled in 2015Rates for 2010-12 include the PSSA and the PASA, the test for children with sig
Pennsylvania's PSSA opt-out rates tripled in 2015
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
Rates for 2010-12 include the PSSA and the PASA, the test for children with significant cognitive disabilities. Pennsylvania's standardized testing opt out rates took a major jump in 2015, showing the national backlash to high stakes testing is... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Suicide awareness policies in schools a positive stepEach year in Pennsylvania, suicide claims over 1,300 lives, and is the third le
Suicide awareness policies in schools a positive step
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 19 days ago
Each year in Pennsylvania, suicide claims over 1,300 lives, and is the third leading cause of death for those between ages 15-24, according to The Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative. A new law that will be coming into effect will... Read more
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TribLIVE
Shaler Area School Board to decide fate of Rogers PrimaryAfter being closed by fire in the spring, Shaler Area School District's Rogers
Shaler Area School Board to decide fate of Rogers Primary
TribLIVE / Posted 19 days ago
After being closed by fire in the spring, Shaler Area School District's Rogers Primary School could be getting a new building. The Shaler Area School Board decided to move forward with plans to build a new school on the Rogers site at its... Read more
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Times News
Northern Lehigh approves changesChange orders at one of its elementary schools will cost Northern Lehigh School
Northern Lehigh approves changes
Times News / Posted 19 days ago
Change orders at one of its elementary schools will cost Northern Lehigh School District $18,660. On an 8-0 vote, the school board on Monday approved the change orders to the Elliott-Lewis contract for the cooling tower and boilers at Peters... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Pa. Ranks 15th in U.S. for High School Graduation Rates, Philly Still LaggingWith a statewide four-year high school graduation rate of 86 percent, Pennsylva
Pa. Ranks 15th in U.S. for High School Graduation Rates, Philly Still Lagging
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 22 days ago
With a statewide four-year high school graduation rate of 86 percent, Pennsylvania ranks 15th in the nation. But the Pennsylvania Department of Education data from the 2012-13 academic year, the latest year available, also show that most of the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Summer food program helps nourish children in Baldwin Borough areaMariah Morris munched on a salami-and-cheese sandwich as she chatted with her f
Summer food program helps nourish children in Baldwin Borough area
TribLIVE / Posted 27 days ago
Mariah Morris munched on a salami-and-cheese sandwich as she chatted with her father about her favorite foods. Father and daughter laughed together while playing a game of ring toss and coloring a picture of Strawberry Shortcake. “I always get... Read more
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TribLIVE
Private schools fill void in driver education in Western PennsylvaniaJaida Syrek is itching to get behind the wheel but isn't ready to do it alone.
Private schools fill void in driver education in Western Pennsylvania
TribLIVE / Posted 28 days ago
Jaida Syrek is itching to get behind the wheel but isn't ready to do it alone. The 10th-grader's school, Ambridge Area Senior High School, discontinued the behind-the-wheel portion of driver's education three years ago, so Jaida will hit the road,... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
New CFO hiredThe board approved hiring Autumn Fiscus as the chief financial officer for the
New CFO hired
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
The board approved hiring Autumn Fiscus as the chief financial officer for the Mifflin County School District, pending her release from Mount Union Area School District. A salary of $95,000 was approved for Fiscus. Jim Estep, Mifflin County School... Read more
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TribLIVE
Volunteer tutors boost adult literacy in Allegheny CountyA math lesson is under way Thursday morning in Jewel Method's classroom. As Hel
Volunteer tutors boost adult literacy in Allegheny County
TribLIVE / Posted 30 days ago
A math lesson is under way Thursday morning in Jewel Method's classroom. As Helen Poole works to solve fraction problems printed on the whiteboard, Deborah Russell tackles problems on a worksheet. Method, a volunteer tutor with the Greater... Read more

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