Five-year-olds do more than color and play Beginning of All Day Kindergarten
How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century
Little or no oversight leaves school, sports groups at risk for fraud
Making Individualized Education Programs Manageable for Parents
High school reading lists get a modern makeover
Recent studies suggest that the No Child reforms may actually be working. Of the 49 states surveyed by the independent Center on Education Policy last year, 36 reported that student achievement was improving. Virtually all the 314 school districts surveyed said they were providing more instruction to low-achieving students and more professional development for teachers.
PHEAA Chief Executive Richard Willey will receive the highest bonus of more than $180,000. That’s on top of his annual salary of more than $289,000. PHEAA bonuses About 300 PHEAA employees got bonuses this year, totaling $2.5 million. Most of that money went to the top executives at the state's student loan agency.
Selinsgrove Elementary School to get $17.7M upgrade
Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Schools
Amistad Academy Charter Schools show unpresented success - Myths about students who cannot succeed. video of Charlie Rose Show Amistad Charter School Shows the Way | Who Are We Proud to Be? Amistad Academy
The Independent Regulatory Review Commission last week approved eliminating the existing kindergarten through sixth-grade certification, and replacing it with two others: a pre-K to fourth-grade certification, and one for grades four through eight. Begins Jan. 1, 2013.
Teacher preparing for first full-time job
Solar Decathlon 2007 takes place on the National Mall in Washington D.C., October 12 - 20, 2007.
The team houses in the "solar village" are open for public tours. This is a great way to learn about energy & design
Digital Promise seeks to transform America’s education, workforce training, and lifelong learning through the development and use of revolutionary advanced information technologies.
PreK counts Grants 2007-2008
Failing Our Geniuses Time magazine Aug 2007
Davidson Academy - Profoundly gifted kids find a home
The United States has quietly withdrawn from an international study comparing math and science students. Right after Congress approved - COMPETES Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science) Act, which carves out a whopping $43.6 billion for science education and research.
National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XII: Teens and Parents - Eighty percent of America’s high school students (11 million teens) and 44 percent of America’s middle school students (five million teens) have personally witnessed on the grounds of their schools: illegal drug use,
illegal drug dealing, illegal drug possession, students drunk, and/or students high on drugs. At least once every week, 31 percent of high schoolers and nine percent of middle schoolers see such conduct at school. Aug 2007
What Matters for Staying On-Track and Graduating from High School - attendance and effort are the main drivers for success.
Selinsgrove Area High School Orientation August 21 - 2pm call 372-2237 for 9th graders and all new HS students
Ten Steps to a Lower Property Tax Bill
Cyberschools meet students' special needs and goals
SASD offers advance sales of season tickets for home football games and a multisport pass.
There is also a discounted activity pass for students. Contact the high school office for more information. 372- 2230
Learn how to use energy wisely at PPL Web site
School Safety Annual Report for 2005/06 - Selinsgrove Area School District reported 38 incidents including: 8 assaults on students, 8 fights, 7 arrests, 3 ethnic/race intimidation incidents, 1 indecent assault, & 2 weapons on school grounds.
Schools become virtual zoos - More than 15 of the 216 members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have video-conferencing programs to reach schools that don't have the time or money for field trips. Together, they connected with more than 85,000 students last year.
Philadelphia School District drops recognition months from its school calendar
Congress could triple aid to college students
High School Reform Grants for 2007-2008 announced - Selinsgrove Area High School gets $48,454 grant.
Selinsgrove receives Dual Enrollment grant for second year.
School Bus Safety for Drivers and Students
School Safety Report 8/3/07
School boards argue that giving taxpayers final say would negate any increases. Not true. New Jersey residents vote on school budgets annually; this year 78 percent of that state's budgets were approved. The public's say?
STAR modules online - lots of information about education issues and strategies
Responsiveness-to-Intervention: A Framework for the Prevention and indentification of Learning Disabilities video
Videos on issues in education
Pupils develop creative writing skills in workshop at Susquehanna University
Phonics Could Prevent Dyslexia
ADHD Road Map for Success
No Child Left Behind - On Point podcast
New Orleans charters fare well in testing
Education Conference - High school reform, PA Heartland Coaltition Of Schools. International Center for Leadership in Education
House Education & Labor Committee Chairman George Miller outlined proposals for changes of No Child Left Behind
Spellings proposes differentiated evaluations for schools
A report by the nonpartisan Center on Education Policy found that significant improvement among elementary school math students in 37 of 41 states, as well as improvement in middle school reading in 20 out of 39 states, and in high school reading, in 16 out of 37 states, according to the Washington Post.
Pa. grad rate among the best - GRADUATION MATTERS: How NCLB allows states to set the bar too low for improving high school grad rates
Understanding High School Graduation Rates
Kids gain more weight during the summer
Stolen laptop had PHEAA student-loan data - AP 8/1/07
Not Adding Up - health care benefits
20 'Net Acronyms Every Parent Should Know
School buildings sprout as enrollments shrink
To offer the Pre-K Counts program, schools and centers will be required to meet quality requirements under Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS rating scale.
Cyber School Public Hearings on funding begin "The state's 11 cyber charters enrolled about 17,000 students in 2006-07, and the schools said their popularity continues to grow, particularly among students from low-performing districts and families interested in education innovation."
Leveraging E-Content at Charles County Public Schools teachers share their course curriculums online.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), provides companies with a 75% tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship, educational improvement organization and or preschool. The program was increased in the 2007 PA Budget from $59 million to $75 million for companies and groups that fund scholarships for students.
Operating costs of Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts have climbed at three times the rate of national inflation, placing a growing burden on taxpayers, a new study says.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Information - To check on the status of your application call 1-888-PATAXES, Services for Taxpayers with special hearing and/or speaking needs should dial: 1-800-447-3020 (TT Only). Property Tax/Rent Rebate Claim Information 1-888-222-9190 Brochure with information
Rep. Merle Phillips interview on WKOK Leaders and Lawmakers
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) tutoring is aiding students in improvements in reading and math tests.
Omnibus School Code Legislation report from EPLC
Choices, Changes, and Challenges: Curriculum and Instruction in the NCLB Era - 62% reported increased time for math and reading/language arts. "Among the districts reporting increased time for English and math, the average increase was a 46 percent increase in English, a 37 percent increase in math, and a 42 percent increase across the two subjects combined."
'Since 2002, NCLB has spurred far-reaching changes in elementary and secondary education, all aimed at accomplishing the same fundamental goal—to improve students’ academic achievement. 1. In most states with three or more years of comparable test data, student achievement in reading and math has gone up since 2002, the year NCLB was enacted. 2. There is more evidence of achievement gaps between groups of students narrowing since 2002 than of gaps widening. 3. In 9 of the 13 states with sufficient data to determine pre- and post-NCLB trends, average yearly gains in test scores were greater after NCLB took effect than before. Education Policy Center"
Edifice Complex: Where Has All the Money Gone? PA per pupil spending is in the top third of national spending Commonwealth Foundation report. Edifice Complex Charts and Resources
Why see cyber school as threat? July 25, 2007 "Cyber students are evaluated by Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests and the statewide Adequate Yearly Progress targets - just like all other public school students. In the 2005-06 school year, Pennsylvania's cyber schools collectively met 46 of 50 academic AYP targets. This underscores the academic successes that students at these schools are enjoying."
Filling a niche - Day camp gives children a leg up
PA school districts among 9 states fully implementing federal requirements for special education 7/17/07
Study under way to determine adequate public school funding
Students' Mapping Project Could Become Model For State
Federal spending on nutrition education programs does little, AP review says
Set lesson plans upset teachers
Key lessons: High-stakes testing and effects on instruction - Center for Public Education
"She Used to Be Pretty" The wounds cyberbullies cause can run deep. Edutopia 7/07
No Child Left Behind Reauthorization U.S. Dept. Ed. proposal
Lessons From 'Math Dude' Add Cool to the Equation - helping students with Algebra I
Closing the Teacher Quality Gap in Philadelphia
New Snyder County library director wants to share love of reading
EDUCATION BUDGET: The PA. House voted unanimously to reject the Senate's version of a comprehensive education bill.
Pa. state budget talks switch into higher gear 7/6/07
Head of This Class No More: Longtime Labor Leader Steps Down
Population consequences of current U.S. immigration policies online video Calif must build a new school each day to deal with current immigration rates.
NEA to push school funding 7/1/07
PHEAA loan forgiveness for U.S. Aremd Forces Personnel extended. Contact PHEAA 800-233-0557
Divided Supreme Court rejects school diversity plans 6/28/07
PA. House of Representatives adopted a resolution regarding the No Child Left Behind Act.
Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind: Federal Management or Citizen Ownership of K–12 Education?
The DeMint-Cornyn plan -- called the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success or “A-PLUS” Act
IRS Expands Public Schools Outreach Effort
An orchestra of their own
Teacher Education: coming up empty
State Teacher Policy Yearbook 2007 - Progress on Teacher Quality
Charter schools booming in the suburbs
The Magic of Math - Despite large class sizes and economic challenges that plague many Oregon schools, Fullerton IV Elementary School has improved test scores dramatically by focusing on teacher training and support, including a math coach and summer workshops. 60% free and reduced lunch students AND 98% successful test scores in 3rd grade.
NCLB is not all about tests.
It's All Happening at the Zoo School
NatureMapping brings real science to the classroom
Supreme Court limits student speech - Morse v Frederick
Educational Improvement Tax Credit
Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
Expanded Relief for Seniors Property Tax Rebate info
Local art show is being held for the next two weeks at Selinsgrove Area High School. The show will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, and 10 to noon Saturday, July 7, the last day of the show. It will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2007.
Mapping 2005 State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales - 8th grade cut scores, Pennsylvania ranks as having the 7th highest in the nation in reading, and 17th in the country for math. NAEP
Gov. Ed Rendell signed legislation Thursday that will require the collection of a $52 municipal tax at a rate of $1 a week, instead of in a lump sum, and excuse the state's lowest earners from paying it. People who make less than $12,000 a year will be exempt from paying the tax. Emergency and Municipal Service Tax (2004) is renamed to Local Services Tax.
The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 in Lewisburg is getting more than $1.5 million dollars to teach about traditional US history. The Department of Education awarded the CSIU to teach US History as a subject separate from social studies, civics or other subjects. It will be disturbed over three years, and allow teachers to be trained professionally in what they need to convey to students in an exciting and engaging manner. More than 40,000 local students in the 5-county region are under the jurisdiction of the CSIU.
PA Senate budget proposal boosts basic education funding by 3.5 percent, bringing state support to a total of $4.95 billion in fiscal 2007-2008. Special education funding would increase by 3 percent, to just more than $1 billion in fiscal 2007-08. No increase in or new taxes 6/20/07
Majorities of elementary and middle school science and math teachers in all three states report in surveys that they are making positive changes in the classroom by focusing on their states’ academic standards or searching for better teaching methods. NCLB study 6/15/07
Digital Tools Push Math, Science to New Levels - ED Week 6/20/07
Immigration impact on schools and resources video
Documentary show how No Child Left Behind gives military access student data
Auditor General Jack Wagner Calls for Changes in Funding Of Charter Schools After Audits Show Overpayments
Police probe security breach of student records at Shamokin School District 6/19/07
New rules force tally of retiree health costs will impact schools
“Pre-K CHOICES” a better approach to expanding preschool options for parents without further burdening taxpayers.
PreK Counts (proposed by Rendell) Estimated costs for universal preschool for three and four year-olds in Pennsylvania, once fully implemented, range between $1 and $3 billion in additional spending (depending on the number of children enrolling).
e-Learning for Educators Research Project
Overview of Coaching as Providing Effective Professional Development
Integrated Pest Management Use on School Grounds
Study sees possible savings, ID's barriers to Pa. school consolidation - Line Mountain on list
Lewisburg 39th among the best performing of the state's 500 public school districts. Danville, 119; Southern Columbia, 135; Central Columbia, 146; Mifflinburg, 203; Bloomsburg, 207; Selinsgrove, 235; Warrior Run, 274; Midd-West, 305; Mount Carmel, 328; Milton, 356; Line Mountain, 391; Shamokin, 416; and Shikellamy, 434.
PA Senate 2007 Budget Hearings Highlights and Summaries - Education
Sen. James Rhoades (R-29), chairman of the Senate Education Committee talks about the Pennsylvania Articulation Act - what it means for students who attend colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
States Found to Vary Widely on Education 6/8/07
Living Algebra, Living Wage - Rethinking Schools online
Public School Students Benefit from Private Managers
From June 7, 2007 through August 23, 2007, the District Office 374-1144, the High School Office 372- 2230, the Middle School Office 372-2250, the Selinsgrove Elementary School Office 372-2285, and the Jackson-Penn Elementary School Office 372-2295 will be open from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Intermediate School Office 372-2270 will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. On July 4, 2007, all offices and buildings will be closed.
Council agrees to move $10 million more in city funds to schools - Philadelphia
Neighbors gave data on kids to sellers - peddlers pitched them educational products
Database provides access to cancer prevention, support programs
Judge rules against Pa. tax system 6/7/07
Road trip 101: Parents, children bring different expectations to college visits
PA House Republicans Unveil “Rock-Solid” Solution to Call Teachers’ Unions Out on Strikes
Pa. schools resist access proposal Open Records Law
Cyber charter schools are accountable
Voters not getting say on school tax hikes
Phase 1 of the new East Snyder Park is underway - preparation for the new facilities and recreation areas.
Leadership is crucial - Provide training and development for student leaders and advisors.
Kimberly Oliver, the 2006 National Teacher of the Year - Believe in every child
"Data from the U.S. Department of Labor show that in 2002, elementary school teachers averaged $30.75 per hour and high school teachers made $31.01. That is about the same as other professionals like architects, economists, biologists, civil engineers, chemists, physicists and astronomers, and computer systems analysts and scientists. Even demanding, education-intensive professions like electrical and electronic engineering, dentistry, and nuclear engineering didn't make much more than teachers per hour worked. And the earnings of teachers are much higher than those of registered nurses, police officers, editors and reporters, firefighters, and social workers." Education Myths by Jay Greene
The Bureau of Labor Statistics with the United States Department of Labor reports that the average income for elementary school teachers in Pennsylvania is $48,370, whereas the national average is $46,990. (for 184 days work).
Debate on High School Completion - Recent reports have claimed only two-thirds of all students—and only half of blacks and Hispanics—graduate from high school. But are those reports seriously flawed? And what does the most accurate data possible say about America's high school completion picture?
Selinsgrove schools tighten security due to 'credible' threat 5/24/07
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends - read for free
What a new federal minimum wage means for the states
US House passes Head Start legislation
Standards proposed for school snacks - Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth Fact Sheet
Selinsgrove receives Dual Enrollment grant for second year.
Managing your Money
A head start - Mike Fox Letter to the Editor - SAHS Valedictorian 2003
Sound policy would maintain market-based elements of the existing pre-K and avoid"governmentalizing" pre- K, forcing a delivery model that would be less effective and potentially disastrous.
Get a Clue @ Your Library - the Summer Reading Program runs from June 1st to August 31st.
Evan M. O'Dorney, homeschooler, wins 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Core Classes Not Enough, Report Warns
Growth Models: Ensuring Grade-Level Proficiency for All Students by 2014
The Pittsburgh Business Times uses its formula to rank every district in the state based on three years of PSSA (Pennsylvania System of Student Assessment) test scores. Selinsgrove Area School Distirct is ranked 235th out of 499 school districts.
A Blueprint for Comprehensive Local Tax Reform proposal from PSBA
High school students bolster work force at polls
An estimated 75 percent of all 2006 high school graduates in Pennsylvania were bound for some form of higher education, according to PDE. 2005-2006 Selinsgrove Area High School had 229 graduates with 55.9% going to a 2-4 year college or university and 9.6% going for an associate degree. In 2001-02 63.5% | 2000-01 52.5% | 2002-2003 74.7% | 2003-2004 63.5% | 2004-2005 57.8%
The Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania high school students' application skills and computer knowledge.
School safety gets additional study
High court ruling victory for parents of special-needs children
If NCLB is to achieve its goals, then adjustments must be made based on the lessons we have learned since 2001.
Increasingly, schools are finding it just makes sense to align curriculum and assessment. (AKA Teacher to the test)
Pennsylvania's per-pupil spending ranks eighth nationally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Pennsylvania ranks 46th in the percentage of that spending coming from the state. Most of the tax burden falls to school districts. The only tax Pennsylvania school districts have much control over is the property tax. Mike Wereschagin TRIBUNE-REVIEW May 20, 2007
Bill proposes school ban on cell phones - HB1245
Man's threats cause school lockdown 5/25/07
Selinsgrove schools tighten security due to 'credible' threat 5/24/07
Survey Indicates Most Public School Entities Have Safety Plans that Lack Critical Elements 5/24/07
House passes Head Start legislation
Some say the gifted are being left behind - Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVASS) is a statistical tool that allows educators to examine individual test scores in addition to overall district, school and grade-level scores.
Special Report: School Violence
The Cost of Education - a strained system
Winners, losers inevitable outcome of funding public schools 5/21/07
Pa. school funding at heart of property tax cut debate
Lawmakers, voters out of sync on taxes
Most Teens Want a Later Start to School Days
Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.
Troops to Teachers
To receive certification in Pennsylvania, candidates are required to take a series of subject specific and general content tests known as PRAXIS
State board adopts early-education certificate
State proposes new rules on restraining students 5/18/07
More than three months after a panel proposed state tests for high school graduation, the state Board of Education is preparing for public roundtables for discussion. 5/18/07
Few Pa. teachers are nationally certified
Gifted Guidelines - from Pennsylvania Department of Education
Winners of Pennsylvania's Fitness Challenge - Kudos to SASD Elementary students for their efforts.
Moran pushes for change 5/17/07
Act 1 tax shift proposal was defeated in the Selinsgrove School District. Results reported in the Daily Item were 1594 NO to 1378 YES. The Act 1 measure was also defeated in Danville, Shikellamy, Lewisburg, Line Mountain, Midd-West, Mifflinburg, and Milton school districts.
Selinsgrove school district's proposed tax shift is to raise earned income tax 0.6% to 2.1% to provide an estimated homestead/farmstead property tax exclusion of $237 for 2007-2008. Only those who have already applied for the homestead/farmstead property tax exclusion (by March 2007) will receive this exclusion for 2007-2008. The amount will be deducted from your taxes on your tax bill.
Pa.'s proposed property tax cut comes at a price
Project Vote Smart has unveiled a legislative tracking system for Pennsylvania that records major votes taken by state representatives and senators.
Pa. sex-offender law changing
C-SPAN Classroom's StudentCam video documentary competition 2007
Act 1 referendums are a cynical shell game G. Terry Madonna and Michael Young
Act 1 referendums tough to digest, districts say
New cyberschool bill
Group aim is to ‘save summer’ - The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, May 9, 2007, on legislation to require school districts to start their year after Labor Day.
School-tax shift gets tepid sell
Self-regulation abilities, beyond intelligence, play major role in early achievement - April 5, 2007
PPL raises rate hike estimate for 2010 - schools buy electricity
Pennsylvania's No Child Left Behind Position Paper
Republicans seek to cut state education funds
Voters to weigh tax shift - But Act 1’s critics say it will hurt many, benefit few 5/2/07
Funding dilemma is a 'festering wound' in Pennsylvania schools 5/1/07
Act 1 coming to ballot box near you 4/30/07
Lawmakers hope study spawns new school funding formula 4/27/07
Poll: Grade-School Bullying Common
Cyber Bullying Leaves Hidden Scars
Voters facing shift in taxes
Earned income tax hike on most primary ballots
May 15 referendum on the tax law will decide how much comes out of your wallet. ACT 1 2006
PA.'s Property Tax Relief Fund does not have enough revenue for property tax relief in 2007 - 2008
U.S Deputy Sec. of Education Raymond Simon Highlights Success in Pennsylvania Under No Child Left Behind
‘It’s Being Done’ commentary at Education Week April 11, 2007
The Teachability Index: Can Disadvantaged Students Learn? - "This study indicates that teachability cannot serve as an excuse for the education system’s failure to perform, and it provides evidence that student disadvantages are not destiny: some schools do much better than others at educating students with low levels of teachability." Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
SchoolMatters from S&P Can Help People learn about schools
Is $34.06 Per Hour 'Underpaid'? "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public school teachers earned $34.06 per hour in 2005, 36% more than the hourly wage of the average white-collar worker and 11% more than the average professional specialty or technical worker." "Higher teacher pay seems to have no effect on raising student achievement. Metropolitan areas with higher teacher pay do not graduate a higher percentage of their students than areas with lower teacher pay." Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
"How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?" report released 1/2007
Teacher Pensions and Retirement Behavior
"In 2012, the cost of subsidizing pensions for state employees and teachers is expected to jump from less than $1 billion to more than $3 billion a year — and the higher payments are expected to continue for decades. The amount is equal to about $240 for every man, woman and child in Pennsylvania, compared with $80 today." Pension crisis looms - AP Report
Tough Choices or Tough Times - The Report of The Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
America's Choice: high skills or low wages!
GED for Me! is a distance learning program for adult learners who wish to have a tutor in an online program to prepare to take the GED test. Tuition for Pennsylvania residents is $50.
PA one of 9 States to give Algebra II test 4/10/07
Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
The Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program deadline May 7
More States Raise Dropout Age to 18 March 20, 2007
Good eats at no cost for Pennsylvania state senators - Should this money have been spent on roads, schools, pension costs, healthcare, ...?
2007 Education Planning Guide: State school boards slow to eliminate bad teaching 4/07
Teachers are less likely than administrators to say their students can excel academically 4/07
Teachers aim for highly qualified status 4/07
Kentucky School Audits Offer Academic Maps 4/07
A touchy subject: Obesity testing in schools - about Body Mass Index (BMI)
High costs of college
Applying for use-or-lose grant money - Accountability Block Grants
Title I: Vague name, tangible benefits
Extended school days considered nationally - Education Sector Report
Governor Edward G. Rendell proclaims April to be "Financial Education Month"
Lessons - Cost Considerations | Dream House Lesson | House or Home Lesson | Rent or Own Lesson
PA. House GOP offers Education Budget Plan
PA. Ed Department Allows 210 School Districts to Raise Taxes beyond inflation index
Act 1 permits a school district to elect to adopt a resolution indicating it will not raise the rate of any tax for the support of public schools for the following fiscal year by more than its index 233 School districts made this commitment in 2007.
Special Session Act 1 of 2006 information
PA Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS) - measuring individual student progress
Information for Pennsylvania Parents regarding Special Education
Technology Counts 2007 Ed Week - Pennsylvania report
Pennsylvania Leadership Standards for School Administrators
County judge tells Sunbury City Council why it drug court works
Study Casts Doubt on Value of ‘Highly Qualified’ Status - Education Week article
Technology Counts 2007: A Digital Decade
Ed. Dept. Releases Final Rules on Tests for Special Education Students
Before Push Comes to Shove Dealing With School Bullying
The Pennsylvania Governor's Schools of Excellence
Web site helps Pa. residents get access to public records - OpenRecords.org
Commission on College and Career Success - Report
Register to vote - letter to the editor 4/2/07
Task Force on School Cost Reduction
New Breed of Digital Tutors Yielding Learning Gains 4/2/07
Gifted Minds We Need to Nurture 2/07
AP Courses - Program's growth prompts review 4/2/07
Merit-based rewards for teachers pushed on Hill 4/2/07
State Requires Prospective School Employees To Be Fingerprinted cost $40
The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) in Montandon is the regional provider of FBI background clearance digital fingerprinting required of prospective school employees.
If you build it: Funding schools via property taxes
Saturday Science at Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove stock market team learns to be smart about money
Supreme Court Weighs Student Free-Speech Case
Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements PA Department of Health
Board to sell $9.8M in bonds
HS Artists touch lives of orphans 3/19/07
Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
Task Force on School Cost Reduction - First Quarterly report 3/5/07
Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness February 28, 2007
CSIU offering driver education
Beyond No Child Left Behind - Fullfilling the promise
Valley pupils give their noggins a workout BrainFest 2007 2/25/2007
Cover all kids health insurance for all PA children
The High Cost of High School Dropouts 2/24/2007
Back-end Referendum Exception sought to raise taxes above the 4.3 percent index. 2/20/07
School board hears SUN Tech building plans 2/21/07
Community Survey results online 2/20/07
Why We Fight: How Public Schools Cause Social Conflict CATO Institute 2/20/07
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 School Board meeting will be held at the SUN Area Career & Technology Center
815 E. Market Street & 21st Century Dr. New Berlin, PA. 7:30 pm
Musical Education - Hard work pays off
Commission on No Child Left Behind
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 will be the first day to circulate petitions for school boardand other local elections. May 15 is the Primary Election. Time to Run
Governor Rendell's 2007-08 Executive Budget - PA Proposed Education Budget 2007-2008
Proposed Bill by Rep. M Phillips Makes It Easier To Speed, Police Say
Selinsgrove School District conducting an online survey. Please participate.
Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone - 2007 Business Plan Contest now registering applicants 2/07
Board OKs preliminary $31M budget for the record the vote was 7-1. I voted against this budget Dr Whitman was absent.
SASD Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2007-2008 online
A taxing decision looming 2/07
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Forms for 2007
Homestead and Farmstead exclusions uniform application. Filing Deadline. To receive school property tax relief an application for homestead or farmstead exclusions must be filed with the county assessment office by the preceding March 1. School districts are required to notify homeowners by December 31 of each year if their property is not approved for the homestead or farmstead exclusion or if their approval is due to expire. Property Tax Relief info.
Tax Relief info | Property Tax Relief | ACT
1 Tax Commission
America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future 2/07
Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools, 2005
Teacher Preparation Program Pass Rates - choose a college for teacher prep
Commission on College and Career Success
MathMovesU Grants and Scholarships Program. This program encourages participation and enthusiasm in math doing and teaching
Making schools work
What Makes Character Education Programs Work?
Quality Counts 2007 - from Cradle to Career
How to Run for Public Office class being offered by League of Women Voters LA Saturday January 27, 2007 Brochure doc.
Linking Learning to Earning - As the job market goes global, propelling more young people to higher levels of educational attainment is now being seen as an economic necessity.