Press Releases

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:28 AM

For a growing number of American high schoolers — especially those crammed in the country’s swelling urban centers — college is a foregone conclusion. A typical graduation day question is, “Where are you going to college?” not “Are you going to college?”

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Monday, July 9, 2018 9:53 AM

Head Start and other high-quality, preschool programs play a vital role in leveling the playing field for at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds. But some experts say more benefit may be gained by reaching even younger children and their parents. 
LancasterOnline, July 8, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018 9:51 AM

Not only has Pennsylvania’s new school-funding formula failed to remedy disparities between wealthy and poor public school districts, the spending gap between such districts has grown, according to a filing Friday by plaintiffs in a landmark funding lawsuit.
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 6, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018 9:45 AM

Area school board members are welcoming a new state law that allows them to discuss certain matters of security in executive sessions. 
Doylestown Intelligencer, July 9, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018 9:22 AM

Pennsylvania just committed $20 million to increase opportunities in computer science. In the recently enacted budget, Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly supported new state funding for computer science education and related professional development.

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Friday, July 6, 2018 10:23 AM

Ed Kang loved science growing up and ended up earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience. But he left academia to teach high school over 10 years ago, believing one of the reasons students at neighborhood schools (non-magnet) in Chicago dislike science is that they don’t have teachers who are passionate about the subject.

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Friday, July 6, 2018 10:20 AM

You don’t need a 3D printer to have a makerspace -

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Friday, July 6, 2018 9:09 AM

When state legislators fled for summer break last week, they stranded a pile of important bills on hot-button issues such as domestic violence, fraternity hazing, redistricting, abortion, and cutting the size of the legislature.
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4, 2018
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Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:22 PM

(Harrisburg, Pa.) — The Pennsylvania Principals Association has increased the size of its Board of Directors by two by adding two new positions: Diversity At Large and Assistant Principal At Large.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:06 PM

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit. New data show little progress in retaining students, despite efforts to plug the leak.

https://hechingerreport.org/more-high-school-grads-than-ever-are-going-to-college-but-1-in-5-will-quit/

 
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