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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:30 AM

Fears of brain injuries has deterred many parents and their children from choosing to play football.   After years of publicity about how dangerous football can be, football enrollment has declined 6.6 percent in the past decade.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:28 AM

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:11 AM

Public school advocates are asking Wolf for a $400 million increase on the roughly $6.1 billion the state sends to school districts for general instruction and operations costs. The past two years he's sought $100 million apiece.
Associated Press, Feb. 5, 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019 12:40 PM

Since its founding in 1993 with 30 students in a Swissvale home, Imani Christian Academy has provided a faith-based education to underprivileged students in grades K through 12. Imani students have come from the adjacent East Hills housing complex and nearby low-income neighborhoods.

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Monday, February 4, 2019 9:57 AM

School leaders say the benefits of starting high school and middle school 25 minutes later — such as teens who are more alert in class and aren’t driving drowsy to school — are so obvious they wonder why it’s taken this long for the idea to catch on.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 3, 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019 9:56 AM

Educators, district officials, students and community members from across the county and surrounding region came out Saturday morning through freezing conditions to learn advocacy techniques for increasing state education funding subject to the fair funding formula adopted by the state legislature in 2016.
Delaware County Daily Times, Feb. 3, 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019 9:55 AM

State lawmakers say they hope when Gov. Tom Wolf lays out his proposed spending plan for 2019-2020 on Tuesday, it sets the stage for budget negotiations with as little drama as last summer’s.
Sharon Herald, Feb. 3, 2019
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Friday, February 1, 2019 9:52 AM

Instead of only watching and playing, encourage kids to make, code, and craft their own content. During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 9:50 AM

In the ever-changing technological world, computer science is not only becoming more prominent in classrooms, but a staple in education. Computer science combines the principles of technology and use of computers to educate learners on both the hardware and software of computer technology.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 8:57 AM

The extreme weather that shuttered schools across a swath of the northern United States this week spurred similar debates over when such calls are appropriate, and whether school districts today might be getting "soft," as suggested by Kentucky's governor. The debates also provoked conversations about the disruptions of school closures or delays on working families and poor students.
Associated Press, Jan. 31, 2019
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