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harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:39 pm
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:42 pm
here is a local school in your area that far outranks phoenixville you will see yourRead More superintendent has twisted the numbers to make phoenixville look better the only true thing he said was phoenixville has no place to go but up,because it certainly couldnt go lower
bitdls April 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm
hey harry and scammer i think you should cool things down this fight is getting a little rowdy
Deb Nyman March 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
Agree with Art!
Limeport Resident March 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Seems futile to punish others if students will get health care and protection of their futures. I amRead More pretty sure that existing IRS laws would require minimal or no tax and in some cases, where eit comes into play, a refund by the IRS. The question is how will colleges react.. Drop sports so that more can be spent on FB? The present schools affected probably will not make big changes because education is important there and money is not a great issue. It is the schools that are nothing more than minor league teams for the pros that will adjust most if ruling becomes universal. NFL is non profit, baseball is a protected monopoly, because Americans want to be able to watch the sport and occasionally go to a game. Most of profit for NFL is capital gain so tax is not really an issue except when using loopholes to sell the team.
When will there be a ruling that requires the Varsity football & basketball student athletes toRead More attend classes and pass tests on their own. Only a % of these big school athletes are smart enough to earn a legitimate college degree...
Kaos8 March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
OK, so I have read a bunch of these articles to get a better idea of this Common Core curriculum, IRead More did not understand it, since I do not have kids in school yet. I agree with getting kids to think better and smarter. Many of these ideals, of participating, ask questions, use common sense (think before you talk or act), etc- where instilled in me in school. I was in honors/excellerated classes my whole life- I was good at math, science, and arts/music and sports without having to work real hard at it- hence me being put in Honor/excellerated classes to "push " me more. My sister- is really smart as well, however- she REALLY had to work at it- she is currently an Art Teacher and really excells at the arts (as runs in my family- some members are very well established artists, where my father's side is more into science/math and have really excelled in their fields). I feel that if you lump all these kids into the same curriculum - someone is going to suffer. You cannot treat or even teach students the same way. Not everyone is capable of learning in the same manner. Some kids are art/music oriented and some are Math/Science oriented (it completely is a left brain/right brain thing)- therefore you must be able to allow them to get to their best potential in the best way that they learn. This standardized testing sounds to me that any way you cut it, some of these kids are going to get left behind. THe one article I read was about teaching kids to think differently, ask questions, respect, etc..that is great- but when I was growing up that is stuff that teachers were already teaching and also instilled at home in the family environment. If I am still not understanding this correctly maybe someone can explain it to me a little better.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm
As of 11/13, MA hadn't adopted it -- but you're right -- I just checked it and they've adopted it.Read More And thanks for the website -- I"ll check it out. The point is -- this is a new curriculum -- it's not financed -- and if they want to be fair, they should start requiring the kids who are in kindergarten to be able to pass it by the time they graduate, not the class of 2017.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Here's a good sign: http://time.com/36779/indiana-drops-common-core-education-standards/ This is aRead More very big deal -- hopefully, PA will follow suit
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 05:12 pm
No.
sarah connor March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Its a yes or no question...again with the opinions and sarcasm YES...!
Karen Toth March 31, 2014 at 09:14 pm
America was founded on debate of opinions, and the right to do so in a public forum. ..
Rita Diani March 15, 2014 at 03:14 pm
speaking of colleges and their shady ways, does anyone know the date the Middle States, WCCC'sRead More accrediting agency, is visiting them this week?
harryfinster March 15, 2014 at 04:31 pm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55863184/phoenixville2p
M March 16, 2014 at 09:46 pm
There were many egregious miscalculations. All who made them need to pay the price personally:Read More Penn state officials, Sandusky, anyone who knew and did not report. The Catholic Church now requires all mandated reporters, i.e. anyone who has knowledge or strong suspicions of abuse against children/young adults MUST contact police first, then Bishop. Let this case be a lesson to all who might be tempted not to report. Make THEM pay the price both financially and morally. "Look at the collateral damage to the Paterno family, and all the rest of the staff on the periphery. Look at the lost trust. Most of all, look at the lives of the victims who'll be scarred the rest of their lives." But the victims can become survivors and go on to live good lives, overcoming through therapy and the compassion of those around them.
harryfinster March 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55863184/phoenixville2p
Leigh March 10, 2014 at 07:29 am
Yeah nabob - we don't need to hear the truth! Shame on you!
ROBERT J? HADLEY March 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
Joe let Jerry go in 1998, then let him loose on Camus till he was convicted. Joe knew, but he wasRead More JOE and no one could touch him. PSU claims to not be state school, but employees are under state retirement system, Jerry getting 56k a year, joes wife is getting 110k per year.
Helen Gricks February 12, 2014 at 06:43 am
It's a big state. I think NH is one of the best schools around. My kids were well prepared forRead More college. Patch, do you have a % for local schools.
Richard February 12, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Agreed Helen, PR has 1 or 2 score perfect on their SAT's every year and they have excellent APRead More scores! The teachers and students do an excellent job preparing for Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Pine-Richland
Kevin Brutschea April 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
What all public schools need more than anything else the return of discipline. That is the onlyRead More difference regular schools and Charter Schools is discipline. CS's cherry-pick the students accepted for enrollment. Any discipline issues, and your kid won't get in.
Abington Assistant Superintendent Leigh Altadonna, left, stands with now-assistant superintendent Jeffrey Fecher at a meeting last year. Credit: Mischa Arnosky
Liz Barnhart January 29, 2014 at 07:59 am
Congratulations Dr. Fecher. The students of Abington School District are lucky to have you.
Carol DiJoseph January 29, 2014 at 09:06 am
Another English teacher makes good! Smartest people around! Good luck Dr. Fecher. Big shoes toRead More fill (Leigh wore size 16, right?) You'll do well.
Cheryl Bachan January 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm
Hes a great person! Good luck... Well deserved job for u!!!
James Hewitt, a fourth-grade Meadowbrook student, shows his artwork. Credit: The Meadowbrook School
Carolyn Esposito January 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Jillian Katona is an amazing art teacher! The best! We were lucky to be part of the MeadowbrookRead More family, and still have art on our walls at home that my son made in Jillian's classes - A Modigliani self portrait and an African face mask are only two of the many great pieces my son created under Jillian's direction at Meadowbrook. If you aren't a Meadowbrook family, Jillian may still present summer art camps that are great!
A view of the lobby of the former Glenside-Weldon Elementary School. Credit: Mischa Arnosky
Tim Lewis January 16, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Glenside is reliably Republican, a great place to live that has always focused on faith and family.Read More This is payback by the democrats - deal with it.
Will Weikel January 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm
I heard The news that my elementary school is going to be knocked down, and I am horrified. To thinkRead More that the school where my father met his best friend of 60 years, of where my sister brother and I all met our best friends of years and of where my oldest nephew met his best friend will no longer be nestled between the keswick village shops and New Life church (previously the Casa Conti) is very upsetting. We still have a elementary school between Cricket and Central avenues in Arsdley, that is significantly less "monumental" then old GW always has been, yet there it still stands. It's also disappointing, that as a member of the Abington Glenside community for all 35 years of my existence, that the school that was supposed to be magnificent and replace GW was built on a dump, has horrible parking & dropping off situation and is also full to the brim with students. My concern with this closing/demolition of Glenside-Weldon is that I wonder if "we", we bc it is our community and taxes that pay for all of this, have put as much deep thought into doing the best for this historical building as we did when planning for our new replacement elementary school over a decade ago. Once the schools torn to the ground, there is no resurrecting the school from its ashes... It would Be awful to make such a Grand mistake. What do you think Glenside?
shari January 19, 2014 at 07:42 am
I think knocking it down is a good idea and they should concentrate on remodeling the high school.Read More My son was bused to GW for two years while overlook was being rebuilt. My son was always coming home sick with sore throats and headaches and in the summer it was worse. I know for people that live there its a historical site, but i sure dont like paying school tax on something that isnt being utilized. They should redo the senior high and put in air conditioning. It may be done maybe in the future but not now.
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