School districts juggle proposed changes to Keystone exams, possible PSSA replacement
Schools have been aligning curriculum for the end-of-year tests, which could start next year.
Daily Record/Sunday News York
02/25/2012 09:14:01 PM EST
York, PA - School districts are sorting through more proposed changes for the implementation of the Keystone exams, end-of-year tests that will eventually be tied to students' graduation and could replace the 11th grade PSSA as early as next year.
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Editorial: Fundraisers, not politics, the focus of schools
After announcing that all four high schools originally recommended for closure by the archdiocesan’s Blue Ribbon Commission would now remain open, he segued into the importance of education improvement tax credits and “opportunity scholarships,” otherwise known as taxpayer-funded vouchers.
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Wikipedia: Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford University School of Education, where she launched the School Redesign Network, the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Darling-Hammond is author or editor of more than a dozen books and more than 300 articles on education policy and practice. Her work focuses on school restructuring, teacher education, and educational equity. She was education advisor to Barack Obama's presidential campaign and was reportedly among candidates for Secretary of Education in the Obama administration.
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February 29th: Partners for Public Education at in the South Fayette High School Theater
Statewide kickoff meeting of PSEA's Partners for Public Education (PPE) Program
PPE is all about connecting parents, community leaders, elected officials, and teachers together for one goal - the support of public education. State Senator Wayne Fontana, State Representative Jesse White, State Representative Nick Kotik, Education Policy & Leadership Center Director Ron Cowell, PSEA President Mike Crossey, along with members of the SFEA Representative Council, SF School Board, SF Administration, and SF Student Government will stand together to recruit parents and other interested parties add their voices to the chorus of those who care about public education.
The Auditor General will speak to the public followed by Q & A Session.