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More than 1,400 people gathered at 30 sites throughout the state Tuesday night to discuss how to grade Pennsylvania’s teachers.
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David Meekel, Reading Eagle, Originally Published: 11/2/2011
Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:12 pm
PhillyBurbs.com By BILL DEVLIN STAFF WRITER | 1 comment
More than 1,400 people gathered at 30 sites throughout the state Tuesday night to discuss how to grade Pennsylvania's teachers.
American Independent By Patrick Michels | 11.01.11 |
By Ben Wolfgang, The Washington Times, Monday, October 31, 2011
Education Week By Catherine Gewertz on November 1, 2011 4:17 PM |
In the face of state cutbacks to early-childhood programs, school districts might find themselves wondering whether to invest their own scarce funds in preschool or in full-day kindergarten. A study out today has a clear message: If you want to maximize the chances of strong 3rd grade reading results, preschool programs in combination with full-day kindergarten is the way to go. But if that's not possible, it's better to go with pre-K and half-day kindergarten than relying solely on all-day kindergarten.
Posted by C.M. Rubin EducationViews Contributor on November 1, 2011
If you thought you knew everything about the remarkable transformation of Finland's schools from mediocre to one of the top performing school systems in the world, think again. Native Finn Pasi Sahlberg (educator, researcher, advisor on global education reform, and Director General of CIMO in Helsinki, Finland), who has lived and closely studied this remarkable reformation, tells the full story in his newly released book, Finnish Lessons – What can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? Sahlberg shows how the Finnish ways of improving schools differ from the global educational reform movement and from the North American educational policies and reform strategies. It's a wake-up call for all countries around the world who aspire to achieve excellence.
Use Education Voters PA website to contact your PA State Representatives asking them to oppose taxpayer funded vouchers:
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