Thursday, September 8, 2011

Poor investment in education will hurt later

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Posted on Wed, Sep. 7, 2011
Report confirms shortcomings in city schools
By Susan Snyder and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
A long-awaited report on violence in Philadelphia schools found that the district failed to report crime consistently, offered too little counseling for children traumatized by violence, and failed to implement solutions in all schools - all problem areas outlined in an Inquirer series published last spring.

Sentinel View: Poor investment in education will hurt later
Carlisle Sentinel Editorial Posted: Sunday, September 4, 2011 
The kids are back in school, buses are running and footballs are flying. Seems like just another fall in Pennsylvania's public schools.
In reality, things are much grimmer behind the scenes. Many school districts used two stopgap tactics to make their budgets this year: fund balances and programming cuts. Those are wells that quickly run dry and the future will require very difficult choices.

Philadelphia-based nonprofit looks to open 3 charter schools in Harrisburg for 2012-13 school year

Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 8:06 PM
A Philadelphia-based nonprofit company is looking at opening three charter schools in Harrisburg in time for the 2012-13 school year.  American Paradigm Schools, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, is also looking at whether it can move into one or more of the district's shuttered school buildings. 

Four students enroll in Hampton's cyber school
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Pittsburgh Post Gazette By Rita Michel
Four high school students have signed up to be the first to take part in Hampton's cyber school.
At its work session Tuesday night, the school board discussed the newthere are four full-time students participating at a cost to the district of $3,600 each. This is a significant savings of the average expense per student attending other cyber schools, which cost district taxpayers about $10,000 each.
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