Friday, August 12, 2011

In addition to that billion dollars, here's another thing that was cut....

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In addition to that billion dollars, here's another thing that was cut....


The Duncan Precedent, 2013 Edition

Education Week Straight Up Blog By Rick Hess on August 11, 2011 7:57 AM  
The Obama administration steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the problems with ED's "backdoor blueprint" waiver strategy or the ugly precedent that it's trying to set. But those with even a glimmer of imagination can see where this is going...

Archdiocese doesn't want charter school at empty building

Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:00 am
Bucks County Courier Times By Chris English, Staff Writer
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is not interested in renting out the former Immaculate Conception Grade School in Bristol Township to a group that wants to start a charter school, archdiocesan spokeswoman Donna Farrell said.  Farrell said a K-8 charter school could hurt enrollment at area Catholic grade schools and that the archdiocese would essentially be hurting itself by renting out one of its empty buildings for a charter school.

State's student testing not considered very rigorous
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
By Kaitlynn Riely, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The report card is out, and Pennsylvania again landed in the middle of the pack in the rigor of its state testing standards.


Parents upset over cuts to ninth-grade sports

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 5:00 am By DANNY ADLER Staff writer 
Ninth-graders in Council Rock who want to play sports can attend varsity and junior varsity tryouts and preseason practices for fall sports, which begin Monday, the district's website said.

Senate Education Committee Announces Summer & Fall Hearing Schedule

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