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Stetson Middle School and Peirce Middle School students join forces to raise money for Breast Cancer research

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Stetson Middle School and Peirce Middle School students recently joined forces and raised more than $14,000 for Unite For HER! Now in its 6th year, the annual fundraising initiative has raised more than $30,000 in total and culminates each year with a football game where the students wear pink shirts, socks, and wristbands in support […]

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Rustin High student selected to perform in National Honors Choir

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Rustin High School junior Emily Damasco recently returned to West Chester after performing with the National Honors Choir from Nov. 10-13 in Texas. Damasco, a soprano, was selected to sing in the 2016 National Association for Music Educators’ National Honors Choir after completing several successful auditions at the local, regional, and state level this past […]

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Coatesville school district members help families in need during Thanksgiving

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COATESVILLE >> Members from the Coatesville Area School District gave back to students and their families in need as a way of expressing their thankfulness for the students. Coatesville school board members, administrators and staff spent a portion of the day before Thanksgiving visiting school families as part of a new “Thanks-visiting” tradition. For the […]

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Downingtown School Board and teachers agree to a three-year contract

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AST CALN >> The Downingtown Area School District board members and the Downingtown Area Education Association on Thursday reached an early agreement on a new three-year contract. The school board unanimously approved the agreement at a special board meeting on Thursday. The current contract expires on Aug. 31, 2017. “Negotiating this new contract with the […]

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Congratulations to our Local High Schools on National Rankings!

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Of the nation’s 21,000- plus high schools reviewed by U.S. News & World Report, nine from Chester County received medals with Conestoga High School leading the way. Partnering with the California based nonprofit, RTI International, schools meeting certain criteria based on items, such as academic performance and graduation rates, had the chance to earn a […]

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Schools wrestle with opting out of Common Core

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Across Pennsylvania, an increasing number of parents are refusing to allow their children to take state standardized tests. The Common Core is a national educational initiative that details what K–12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. Forty-two states, the District of Columbia and four territories have […]

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West Chester approves full-day kindergarten to start in 2017-18

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WEST GOSHEN >> Superintendent Jim Scanlon said voting to implement full-day kindergarten in the West Chester Area School District was the most important decision in his seven years. After Tuesday night’s school board meeting approved the implementation to begin in 2017-18 with an 8-1 vote, Scanlon, the board and the district will now leave a […]

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Chesterbrook students turn faculty into sundaes

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WEST GOSHEN >> In a celebration of National Reading Month, the Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School students set out to read for thousands of minutes during February. For achieving an astounding 100,000 reading minutes, the students had the thrill of turning their principal and some teachers into human sundaes, complete with all the appropriate toppings. “It […]

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