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Corbett urges state to continue reviewing national Common Core education standards

Gov. Tom Corbett today issued a news release calling for “continued public review” of state standards in English language arts and math in elementary and secondary public schools. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/09/08/Corbett-urges-state-to-continue-reviewing-national-common-core-education-standards/stories/201409080192#ixzz3CpshJo2L

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Newtown Public School District Awarded $6.4M in Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it is awarding an additional $3.1 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts over the next two school years in response to the tragic shootings at Newtown’s Sandy…

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So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class …

As Gates sweated away on his treadmill, he found himself marveling at the class’s ability to connect complex concepts. “I just loved it,” he said. “It was very clarifying for me. I thought, God, everybody should watch this thing!” At…

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Teachers’ salaries still rising, but not as fast

Teachers in Egg Harbor Township returned to school this week working under a contract that expired in June 2013. The union and school board have been through negotiations, mediation and fact-finding without a resolution, and this week met with a…

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Thatcher school’s new look to include improved playground

Students at Jack Daley Primary School in Thatcher will enjoy a new playground next year, thanks to FMI. Freeport McMoRan Foundation’s Community Investment Fund granted Thatcher Unified School District $27,500 to replace the school’s old, worn-out playground equipment.  

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