Coatesville school district members help families in need during Thanksgiving


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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Schools wrestle with opting out of Common Core


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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Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams’ graduation mandate


HARRISBURG >> A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school is on hold for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf says that doesn’t mean he’s against testing or accountability. The Democratic governor on Wednesday signed a bill putting the tests’ graduation requirement on ice until the 2018-19 academic […]

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