Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pittsburgh Teacher Residency Program/Buxmont Region draws a crowd/NAEP Scores

City trying new ways of certifying nontraditional teachers
Friday, November 19, 2010
By Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In Pennsylvania, nearly every public school teacher takes a similar path to certification: a teacher preparation program at a college or university.
But for the first time since 2002, the state board Thursday approved an alternative route, this time a year-long residency program to be offered by Pittsburgh Public Schools.

PSBA BuxMont Regional Cabinet Meeting held at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Nov 18th
Kudos to Region Director-Elect Mike Paston and Region Director Paul Baumgartner and their Assistant Region Directors who mustered a crowd of 50+ (including 14 board presidents) for their Regional Cabinet Meeting last evening.
The meeting featured a discussion of Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations initiated by remarks from incoming Region Director, Mike Paston.  After setting the stage, he turned the program over to Dave Davare of PSBA to facilitate a candid discussion lead by a panel of veteran school directors who have endured the process. Panelists were Denise Ashe (Norristown SD), Dan Sattler (Methacton SD), Richie Webb (Neshaminy SD), Christine Yardley (Pennridge SD) and Vince Sherpinsky (North Penn SD).

Posted on Fri, Nov. 19, 2010

NAEP test scores show modest improvement in reading and math over 2005

High school seniors around the country showed improvement in reading and math, according to national test results released Thursday. But even with the gains, the outcome suggests many students graduate without mastering those subjects.

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