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Friday, April 12, 2019 10:04 AM

Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy. They can speak the words they see. But whether they understand them is a different question entirely. Reading comprehension is complicated. Teachers, though, can help students learn concrete skills to become better readers. One way is by teaching them how to think as they read.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 10:03 AM

Only three out of five schools across the country have full-time school nurses often forcing school administrators, with no medical training, to step in and provide some level of care.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:55 AM

The state Senate is advancing legislation to help Pennsylvania school districts pay for accommodations for students who are homebound due to a serious injury or illness, such as cancer.
Associated Press, April 9, 2019
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:53 AM

The U.S. House voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that would reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers from meddling with web traffic. In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to toss out the net neutrality rules put that barred broadband providers from blocking some websites or charging for some content. But the measure faces long odds in the Senate.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, April 10, 2019
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:52 AM

When many high school students get home, they open their laptops and start  their homework. But Logan Snyder, 17, living in rural Madisonburg, has had to travel to his mom’s office eight miles away to complete assignments. He is one of almost 340,000 Pennsylvania youths without access to a reliable broadband connection, according to 2010 American Community Survey responses through the U.S. Census Bureau. Slow broadband speeds or nonexistent connections restrict these students’ ability to complete assignments or put in extra study time, in what the Federal Communications Commission calls the “homework gap.”
Centre Daily Times, April 10, 2019
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:24 PM

The 2019 PA Principals Association election was completed on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. The results are as follows:

President-Elect

Jonathan G. Ross - Downingtown Area School District

Regional Representatives

East II Elementary:  Robert C. Farina, Brandywine Heights Area School District

East III Secondary: Jonathan Bauer, Upper Merion Area School District                                                 

Central I Elementary: James E. Orichosky, Bald Eagle Area School District                                                  

Central III Secondary: Curt P. Vasas, Forest Hills School District

West III Elementary: Dr. Heather L. Bigney, Highlands School District

West III Secondary: Dr. Zeb Jansante, Bethel Park School District

                                                           

 

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:29 AM

A wave of progressive school board members faces off with the state Charter Appeal Board, still filled with appointees of former GOP Gov. Tom Corbett. Local boards are being more assertive about setting stricter standards for charter applications. The debate about Pennsylvania’s Charter Appeal Board comes down to an interpretation of the state’s decades-old charter school law.
The Notebook, April 9, 2019
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:26 AM

A bill that would change the way Pennsylvania draws its political maps got the support of a Senate committee Tuesday, even though lawmakers and activists alike still think it needs some work.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, April 10, 2019
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:36 AM

Guffey Middle School in Claysville, Washington County is rolling out three Wi-Fi-enabled school buses to serve kids with long commutes who may not have internet access at home. This is the latest location of Google's Rolling Study Halls initiative, which is currently operating in 16 communities across the country.
WESA, April 9, 2019
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:53 AM

The Governor's Civic Engagement Award recognition programs will be held April 29 – May 7, 2019. Student leaders and staff advisors for the schools that earn the award are invited to attend. For details, or to submit your application, contact ra-voterreg@pa.gov.

Northeast and Central PA: Monday April 29th at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg

Philadelphia area: Thursday May 2nd at the Montgomery County Community College Science Center Theater

Western PA: Tuesday May 7th at the University of Pittsburgh William Pitt Union Ballroom

Individual award winners will be recognized at the corresponding regional events. 

 
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