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Cynthia J. O’Hora- Education advocate

My passion and advocacy for a 21st Century education for the region's children grows every year. I advocate for effective instruction, cost containment and principled decision making at all levels of government, including public education.

Central PA Scores 2017

Central PA Scores 2016

Central PA Scores 2015

Central PA Scores 2014

Central PA Scores 2013

Central PA Scores 2012

Central PA Scores 2011

SASD Scores 2010

SASD Scores 2009

SASD Scores 2008

SASD Scores 2007

SASD Scores 2006

SASD Scores 2005

College Remediation rates: PDF

School AYP report cards

Status of Pennsylvania's Public Schools

SASD Strategic Plan

School related News

Community Survey results

SASD Report Card 07

Accountability - mine

Demographics Info

Costing Out Study

Property Tax Relief info

Act 1 at SASD

Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program

Administrative Newsletters

SUN Tech

State Funding Formula Rpt

Wellness Program


PA Dept. of Education


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PA Power Library

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How to Run for Office

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Cynthia J. O'Hora
100 Stetler Ave,
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

How are our local public schools doing?

Local public school's Academic Results

Graduation rates 2006 - 2017 new

Central PA PSSA and Keystone Exam Scores 2017 new

2017 Academic Rankings Local School Districts by Pittsburgh Business Times. new


Central PA PSSA and Keystone Exam Scores 2016

2016 Academic Rankings Local School Districts by Pittsburgh Business Times.

Local school districts academic ranking history 2006 through 2016


Report Cards 2015 - updated and graduation rates 2006 - 2015

2015 Academic Rankings Local School Districts by Pittsburgh Business Times.

CSIU16 Region Schools 2015 Keystone Exams results and graduation rates

Report Cards 2014 and graduation rates 2006-2014

Report Cards 2013 and graduation rates 2006-2013

Surprisingly, none of our local districts have used the state's free Early Warning Dropout program



Curious or Concerned about the Keystone Exams and Common Core Standards?

Get the FACTS - PA Sec. of Education Carolyn Dumaresq on new Core Standards

PA has gotten a NCLB exemption from the Feds. AYP under the No Child Left Behind Act will no longer be reported. Students in grades 3rd through 8th will still take the 4 PSSAs. (reading, writing, math and science) Older students will take 3 Keystone Exams instead. The State's graduation project mandate has been abolished.

On the Mark WKOK 1070AM - Heard me talk about something? Want more info?
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2012-13 State School funding compared to 2011-12 State School funding

Central Susquehanna CSIU16 region Schools Academic Rankings:

Look for progress on the PSSAs: Class of 2013 Math | Class of 2013 Reading | Class of 2013 Science

Class of 2015 Math 3rd - 8th grade


CSIU 16 Region's HS Graduation Rate2 2006-2012

Look backward at the PSSAs of the Class of 2014 Math | Class of 2014 Reading

Look backward at the PSSAs: Class of 2012 Math | Class of 2012 Reading | Class of 2012 Science

I will continue to inform the region on how our children are doing in school through PSSA Reading, Math, Science and Graduation rate annual rankings.


2011 PSSA Results - State reporting site

CSIU 16 Region's High School Graduation Rate 2006-2011

Look backward at the PSSAs of the Class of 2013 Math | Class of 2013 Reading

Look backward at the PSSAs of the Class of 2014 Math | Class of 2014 Reading

Central Susquehanna CSIU16 region Schools Academic Rankings 2010 (by grade/subject)

CSIU16 Schools - Math 2009 | Reading & Writing 2009 | Science 2009

Dual Enrollment for juniors and seniors - an outstanding opportunity

AP and Dual Enrollment a College Bargain (opinion)

Penn College NOW program | Bloomsburg ACE program


Grading our Schools - The Times Tribune data on schools for 5 years.

2014 Academic Rankings Local School Districts by Pittsburgh Business Times.

2014-15 State School funding compared to 2013-14 State School funding


End of the Reading Wars - article | Do the Math - article

PA Stimulus Money for Public Schools - What can we do? What should we do? Every school district has received a bonanza in 2009-11. Click on your County in the map to see how much your district received.

Race to the Top grant information

I believe:

Our children can learn and be successful.

The costs in public education can be controlled.

The public has the right to know all the facts and the plans - Transparency | ACT 1 Tax Commission | Docs online

The primary focus of public education should be the core curriculum subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, civic rights and civic responsibilities.

It is critical that the focus on teaching and learning includes minimizing classroom interruptions.

The education of children is a responsibility shared between the parents, the schools, the community and the child.

I believe in individual responsibility.

I believe the public schools belong to the community.

I believe in setting measurable goals and making decisions based on accurate data.
SASD Test Scores 2006 | 2007 | SASD 2008 - Well Done! | SASD 2009

I believe in hiring highly qualified, highly effective teachers and paying them fairly.

I believe we can improve student learning through the effective use of technology.

I believe that having basic computer skills will be increasingly more important in the workplace and in everyday life.

My Goals

"There are two kinds of poverty in this country.
Those that do not have and those that do not know." Bill Shore of Share our Strength.

I have not linked this info to avoid spamming.

updated November 3, 2017 - first posted 10/20/2005

This site is not affiliated with any School District and does not reflect the
official position of the Selinsgrove Area School Board or administration.