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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

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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The United States has quietly withdrawn from an international study comparing math and science students.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

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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 -

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.

Property 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.



"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.