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  • Letter from Pennsylvania: Problems & Possibilities for State System Schools

    03/18/2017 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Colin McNickle
    The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education must reduce capacity and/or consolidate degree programs at its 14-member schools if they are to survive and prosper, says a scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. The system is a state-owned group of universities. Its schools range in size from Cheyney University, with just over 700 students, to West Chester University, with more than 15,000 full-time students. But enrollment has been flagging. The number of Pennsylvania high schoolers graduating each year -- which represents the largest pool of State System students -- has plateaued and is expected to fall. That, and...
  • Pennsylvania bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' motto

    10/29/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 25, 2013
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post “In God We Trust” in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week. The bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday by a 14-to-9 vote, with only one Democrat and one Republican crossing party lines. The National Motto Display Act, as it is titled, credits James Pollock, a 19th century Pennsylvania governor, for putting the term on coins while serving as director of the U.S. Mint. The measure would require...
  • Is evolution missing link in some PA high schools? (20% of biology teachers are creationists)

    05/02/2013 7:07:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 04/30/2013 | David Templeton
    During an Advanced Placement biology course in Easton Area High School, Jennifer Estevez's teacher sped through the large chapter on evolution, focusing on one formula for the AP exam and the basics: survival of the fittest and natural selection. In those high school years in Northampton County, she also would attend a Baptist leadership retreat where a speaker denounced evolution as false, unproven science. Seemingly unimportant and even discredited, evolution fell off her radar. So the Easton student, who is a Baptist, arrived at Duquesne University last fall considering herself a creationist, a person who generally believes God created the...
  • 'Riot' involves dozens at Pennsylvania school

    01/13/2013 9:34:03 AM PST · by Anila · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 1/11/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Racial violence around the country is spreading into schools and growing in intensity. And thanks to YouTube, school district superintendents and the media are having a harder time denying it. The latest episode took place this week in Woodland Hills High School in Swissvale, a suburb of Pittsburgh. For two days, 70 black students – and some parents – were punching, kicking, and terrorizing themselves and neighbors. A “riot,” said Swissvale police chief Greg Geppert. All on video – a video “too graphic for WTAE news to show in its entirety.” “At least three of the people we see in...
  • Feds search PA Cyber headquarters, say school not “current target” of investigation

    07/13/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 13 July 2012 | By Bill Vidonic
    Federal agents served a search warrant on Thursday at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, the largest cyber school in the state with more than 11,000 students. The Department of Justice would not say what agents with the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Education were seeking there or at least three other locations where warrants were served. In a statement, the Justice Department said the Beaver County school, founded in 2000, “is not a current target of this investigation.” Founder Nick Trombetta, 57, could not be reached for comment. On June 30, he stepped down...