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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Thirteen districts surpass national, state SAT averagesThirteen school districts in Northeast Pennsylvania surpassed state and nationa
Thirteen districts surpass national, state SAT averages
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 12 hours ago
Thirteen school districts in Northeast Pennsylvania surpassed state and national averages on the SAT — the highest number to accomplish that feat in at least 15 years. The results, released by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, range from an... Read more
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The Brown and White
State finds no wrongdoing in Easton Area's reassignment of administratorAdministrators opted to investigate Drago internally rather than go to police.
State finds no wrongdoing in Easton Area's reassignment of administrator
The Brown and White / Posted 4 days ago
Administrators opted to investigate Drago internally rather than go to police. After Furst and others went to Forks Township police, Drago was accepted into a first-time offenders' program for illegally recording confidential meetings with... Read more
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The Morning Call
Priya Abraham: How to make public unions more accountableDebates. Straw polls. Primary elections. With 2016 underway, Americans will soo
Priya Abraham: How to make public unions more accountable
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
Debates. Straw polls. Primary elections. With 2016 underway, Americans will soon have their say in our nation's leadership. But imagine a world where the votes you cast this year would be your last for another 40 years. What if we traded democracy... Read more
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The Morning Call
YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg Vicinity celebrates renovations and other company newsYMCA celebrates renovations YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg and Vicinity, a branc
YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg Vicinity celebrates renovations and other company news
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
YMCA celebrates renovations YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg and Vicinity, a branch of the Greater Valley YMCA, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the updated fitness equipment and redesigned Wellness Center. "By refreshing our... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
School infectious disease alerts may be avoidableWhat happens if a child is misdiagnosed with an illness, such as mumps or chick
School infectious disease alerts may be avoidable
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
What happens if a child is misdiagnosed with an illness, such as mumps or chicken pox? Local pediatrician Dr. Robert Childs, a former Hazleton Area School Board member, is asking this question, claiming that Drums Elementary and Valley... Read more
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The Morning Call
State Auditor General to see if Bethlehem charter school violated state bidding lawsBETHLEHEM – The Pennsylvania Auditor General will look into whether a Bethlehem
State Auditor General to see if Bethlehem charter school violated state bidding laws
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
BETHLEHEM – The Pennsylvania Auditor General will look into whether a Bethlehem charter school violated state law when handling construction contracts for its $26 million new building. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in a statement Thursday... Read more
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The Express-Times
Bethlehem district raises flag over charter school land dealThe Bethlehem Area School District believes a city charter high school violated
Bethlehem district raises flag over charter school land deal
The Express-Times / Posted 8 days ago
The Bethlehem Area School District believes a city charter high school violated state bidding laws when it built its new building. The school board voted Wednesday night to notify Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale of the alleged... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Bethlehem Area School District questions if charter school violated state lawThe Bethlehem Area School District will submit documentation to the Pennsylvani
Bethlehem Area School District questions if charter school violated state law
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
The Bethlehem Area School District will submit documentation to the Pennsylvania Auditor General alleging one of the charter schools they oversee failed to comply with public bidding standards. In an announcement made during Wednesday night's board... Read more
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Business Wire
UPDATED DATE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative to Speak at Lincoln Charter’s School Choice Week CelebrationYORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to celebrate with Lincoln Cha
UPDATED DATE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative to Speak at Lincoln Charter’s School Choice Week Celebration
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to celebrate with Lincoln Charter students and spotlight choice in education at 9 a.m. on Tuesday February 2. York Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative Kevin Schreiber, City Council member Henry... Read more
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Business Wire
Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative to Speak at Lincoln Charter’s School Choice Week CelebrationYORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to celebrate with Lincoln Cha
Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative to Speak at Lincoln Charter’s School Choice Week Celebration
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to celebrate with Lincoln Charter students and spotlight choice in education at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26. York Mayor C. Kim Bracey, State Representative Kevin Schreiber, City Council member Henry... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
PDE names Heights Terrace E/MS as distinguished schoolPSSA scores tend to make news when scores are low, but good news recently came
PDE names Heights Terrace E/MS as distinguished school
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
PSSA scores tend to make news when scores are low, but good news recently came to Heights-Terrace Elementary/Middle School. On Dec. 31, Principal Frank Walton received a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education delivering reason for... Read more
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The Morning Call
Parkland seeking state tax rate exceptions to cover larger budgetSOUTH WHITEHALL — In their bid to secure state tax rate exceptions, Parkland Sc
Parkland seeking state tax rate exceptions to cover larger budget
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL — In their bid to secure state tax rate exceptions, Parkland School District's budget is getting a vote next week, though the final product won't look the same come summer's final vote, according to Business Administration Director... Read more
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TribLIVE
$64M preliminary budget still waiting for Plum school board OKThe Plum Borough School Board didn't approve a preliminary $64 million budget f
$64M preliminary budget still waiting for Plum school board OK
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
The Plum Borough School Board didn't approve a preliminary $64 million budget for the 2016-17 school year at a special meeting Tuesday night. Finance Committee chairman Sal Colella said a preliminary budget needs to be approved so the district can... Read more
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The Morning Call
Full-day kindergarten coming to Parkland next yearSOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Parkland kindergarten students will be joining kinde
Full-day kindergarten coming to Parkland next year
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Parkland kindergarten students will be joining kindergarteners in the majority of districts across the state next school year by spending a full day in the classroom. The school board voted 5-3 with one abstention to... Read more
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TribLIVE
Greensburg’s Hutchinson Elementary honored as Title I school againAmos K. Hutchinson Elementary School in Greensburg is again one of the best in
Greensburg’s Hutchinson Elementary honored as Title I school again
TribLIVE / Posted 19 days ago
Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary School in Greensburg is again one of the best in the state at educating its underprivileged students, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It was recognized with 95 other institutions as a “2016... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Unfunded mandates squeezing schools’ budgetsThe Mirror polled five area superintendents on the topic. One who wished not t
Unfunded mandates squeezing schools’ budgets
Altoona Mirror / Posted 20 days ago
The Mirror polled five area superintendents on the topic. One who wished not to be named because of fear of political backlash said with a glimpse behind the scenes of school districts, taxpayers will see micromanagement from Harrisburg and... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Northern Cambria teacher suing districtJoy Tibbott, represented by the Pittsburgh firm Steele Schneider, filed a compl
Northern Cambria teacher suing district
Altoona Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
Joy Tibbott, represented by the Pittsburgh firm Steele Schneider, filed a complaint with the federal Western District Court in Johnstown Jan. 6 alleging harassment and retaliation against her for bringing up issues with the district's special... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
District awarded grant for after-school programAccording to Warren County School District Executive Director Amy Stewart, the
District awarded grant for after-school program
Warren Times Observer / Posted 24 days ago
According to Warren County School District Executive Director Amy Stewart, the district learned last week that it has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center cohort 8 grant application that will place an after-school in each attendance... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
News quiz1. By the end of January, two cars in Scranton Police Department’s traffic unit
News quiz
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
1. By the end of January, two cars in Scranton Police Department’s traffic unit will be outfitted with three cameras that ... A. read people’s minds and stop crime before it begins. B. record traffic stops. C. scan license plates of surrounding... Read more
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York Daily Record
Money staves off debt for Hanover-Adams schoolsThough Pennsylvania legislators released relief funding for schools in December
Money staves off debt for Hanover-Adams schools
York Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
Though Pennsylvania legislators released relief funding for schools in December, Hanover-Adams school districts say they'll still need to borrow money within the next two months unless a state budget is passed. Governor Tom Wolf gave partial... Read more
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York Daily Record
Schools get some money, await final numbersLocal public school officials say payments from the state -- catching them up o
Schools get some money, await final numbers
York Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
Local public school officials say payments from the state -- catching them up on funds they should have received over the past six months -- have begun rolling in. And while that relieves immediate financial pressure, some said schools still need a... Read more

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