Downingtown Area School District

Congratulations to our Local High Schools on National Rankings!

US News & World Report High Schools

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

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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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