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harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:39 pm
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:42 pm
here is a local school in your area that far outranks phoenixville you will see yourRead More superintendent has twisted the numbers to make phoenixville look better the only true thing he said was phoenixville has no place to go but up,because it certainly couldnt go lower
bitdls April 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm
hey harry and scammer i think you should cool things down this fight is getting a little rowdy
Deb Nyman March 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
Agree with Art!
Limeport Resident March 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Seems futile to punish others if students will get health care and protection of their futures. I amRead More pretty sure that existing IRS laws would require minimal or no tax and in some cases, where eit comes into play, a refund by the IRS. The question is how will colleges react.. Drop sports so that more can be spent on FB? The present schools affected probably will not make big changes because education is important there and money is not a great issue. It is the schools that are nothing more than minor league teams for the pros that will adjust most if ruling becomes universal. NFL is non profit, baseball is a protected monopoly, because Americans want to be able to watch the sport and occasionally go to a game. Most of profit for NFL is capital gain so tax is not really an issue except when using loopholes to sell the team.
When will there be a ruling that requires the Varsity football & basketball student athletes toRead More attend classes and pass tests on their own. Only a % of these big school athletes are smart enough to earn a legitimate college degree...
Kaos8 March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
OK, so I have read a bunch of these articles to get a better idea of this Common Core curriculum, IRead More did not understand it, since I do not have kids in school yet. I agree with getting kids to think better and smarter. Many of these ideals, of participating, ask questions, use common sense (think before you talk or act), etc- where instilled in me in school. I was in honors/excellerated classes my whole life- I was good at math, science, and arts/music and sports without having to work real hard at it- hence me being put in Honor/excellerated classes to "push " me more. My sister- is really smart as well, however- she REALLY had to work at it- she is currently an Art Teacher and really excells at the arts (as runs in my family- some members are very well established artists, where my father's side is more into science/math and have really excelled in their fields). I feel that if you lump all these kids into the same curriculum - someone is going to suffer. You cannot treat or even teach students the same way. Not everyone is capable of learning in the same manner. Some kids are art/music oriented and some are Math/Science oriented (it completely is a left brain/right brain thing)- therefore you must be able to allow them to get to their best potential in the best way that they learn. This standardized testing sounds to me that any way you cut it, some of these kids are going to get left behind. THe one article I read was about teaching kids to think differently, ask questions, respect, etc..that is great- but when I was growing up that is stuff that teachers were already teaching and also instilled at home in the family environment. If I am still not understanding this correctly maybe someone can explain it to me a little better.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm
As of 11/13, MA hadn't adopted it -- but you're right -- I just checked it and they've adopted it.Read More And thanks for the website -- I"ll check it out. The point is -- this is a new curriculum -- it's not financed -- and if they want to be fair, they should start requiring the kids who are in kindergarten to be able to pass it by the time they graduate, not the class of 2017.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Here's a good sign: http://time.com/36779/indiana-drops-common-core-education-standards/ This is aRead More very big deal -- hopefully, PA will follow suit
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 05:12 pm
sarah connor March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Its a yes or no question...again with the opinions and sarcasm YES...!
Karen Toth March 31, 2014 at 09:14 pm
America was founded on debate of opinions, and the right to do so in a public forum. ..
Rita Diani March 15, 2014 at 03:14 pm
speaking of colleges and their shady ways, does anyone know the date the Middle States, WCCC'sRead More accrediting agency, is visiting them this week?
harryfinster March 15, 2014 at 04:31 pm
M March 16, 2014 at 09:46 pm
There were many egregious miscalculations. All who made them need to pay the price personally:Read More Penn state officials, Sandusky, anyone who knew and did not report. The Catholic Church now requires all mandated reporters, i.e. anyone who has knowledge or strong suspicions of abuse against children/young adults MUST contact police first, then Bishop. Let this case be a lesson to all who might be tempted not to report. Make THEM pay the price both financially and morally. "Look at the collateral damage to the Paterno family, and all the rest of the staff on the periphery. Look at the lost trust. Most of all, look at the lives of the victims who'll be scarred the rest of their lives." But the victims can become survivors and go on to live good lives, overcoming through therapy and the compassion of those around them.
harryfinster March 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm
Leigh March 10, 2014 at 07:29 am
Yeah nabob - we don't need to hear the truth! Shame on you!
ROBERT J? HADLEY March 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
Joe let Jerry go in 1998, then let him loose on Camus till he was convicted. Joe knew, but he wasRead More JOE and no one could touch him. PSU claims to not be state school, but employees are under state retirement system, Jerry getting 56k a year, joes wife is getting 110k per year.
Helen Gricks February 12, 2014 at 06:43 am
It's a big state. I think NH is one of the best schools around. My kids were well prepared forRead More college. Patch, do you have a % for local schools.
Richard February 12, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Agreed Helen, PR has 1 or 2 score perfect on their SAT's every year and they have excellent APRead More scores! The teachers and students do an excellent job preparing for Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Pine-Richland
Kevin Brutschea April 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
What all public schools need more than anything else the return of discipline. That is the onlyRead More difference regular schools and Charter Schools is discipline. CS's cherry-pick the students accepted for enrollment. Any discipline issues, and your kid won't get in.
Robert Edward Healy, III March 30, 2012 at 03:25 am
Honor to be there.
Common Sense March 30, 2012 at 02:04 pm
It is great that we hear about all the good things that are also going on in the BWSD. Too manyRead More times people come on the Patch and complain about all of the negative things going on within the BWSD. This community will only turn for the better when we start focusing on the 95% or more of the good within the district instead of the 5% of the bad. I think the BWSD is headed in the right direction and that the future of this district is bright. Dr. K will be passing the torch to Dr. Lutz this July and he is a Baldwin person who graduated and lives within the district and although it will be sad to see great people like Dr. Wilkinson and Dr. K leave the district, I am very optimistic.
Sandra March 30, 2012 at 02:59 pm
My daughter is in 6th grade at Harrison. I hope she will have this same opportunity when she is inRead More 8th grade. Mr. Schneider's story is touching.
cc October 8, 2013 at 07:42 pm
Nick Gardner is a sweet kid and I have had the pleasure of meeting . With his determination he willRead More go far even though he has a disability.
Sept. 11, 2013, at W.R. Paynter Elementary School field. Credit: Jen Bressler Guatell
Tyrion Lannister September 12, 2013 at 03:18 pm
@Heather I am still not understanding what a bunch of 8-year-olds on a soccer field in matchingRead More shirts accomplishes for anyone or anything. Should we attempt to educate & engage kids on what happened on that day? Or just reduce it all to this sort of petty nationalism of the Fox News type, where he who waves the biggest flag wins?
Heather Poblocki Glaser September 12, 2013 at 06:25 pm
We should teach our children what happened on that day. They need to know why we have become theRead More country that we have and why people are willing to put their lives at stake for us. They need to learn to be proud of where they come from. That freedom is not free and that someone is fighting for us even though they do not personally know us. The second graders at Paynter Elementary are learning about our community right now. What a better way then to show the community that we are apart of it? What a better way to be unified and to let everyone know that we are in whatever happens to us together. United We Stand!
Roger Overandout September 12, 2013 at 07:09 pm
Nice job!
Flag of the United States of America (Patch file photo).
Ned Hardt September 23, 2013 at 02:08 pm
The primary leaders of the so-called founding fathers of our nation were not Bible-believingRead More Christians; they were deists. Try the HISTORY section for a change.
Ned Hardt September 23, 2013 at 02:09 pm
" the more they continue to insist this country was founded on Christianity and use ourRead More currency or pledge as proof… The more they display their ignorance of our history, of reality and prove that they would rather believe a lie than know the truth. "
Tom Barchfeld September 23, 2013 at 05:02 pm
They were not Bible believing Christians? You are nuts Hardt.
W.R. Paynter Elementary School in north Baldwin Borough (Patch file photo).
cc August 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm
Target Supports Our Troops Target supports our troopsTarget, one of America’s leadingRead More department stores, is leading the way with their support of our troops. They’ve got several programs in place to make military life a lot easier. For instance, they have a military support network, which gives resources and support to associates with military connections. Their reservist pay and benefits far exceed those required by law. Target has supported military organizations with money as well as donated labor. They support Voice of Democracy, a scholarship program, by providing a trip to Washington D.C. for the finalists. Target also supports United Through Reading, which is a program to keep families united by recording on DVD a story being read by a military parent for their kids to watch while they’re away. Target Supports Our TroopsTarget supports a program called Our Military Kids, which helps children of deployed and injured military members. Target also supports Operation Gratitude, which is a program that supports our troops all over the world with care packages. Target has also worked with American Legions, donating goods and gift cards. They also support volunteer activities which help with the transition back to civilian life. Let’s hear it for Target, one of America’s great supporters of our troops. They put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting our troops. Let’s do the same and support them. God bless our troops. Promote American Honor!
cc August 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Walmart supports our military. "We've committed $20 million to veterans and military familiesRead More We believe strongly in supporting those who have given the most to our country – our service members and veterans. That’s why in 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $10 million over 5 years to help our nation’s heroes find employment when they come home. And in 2011, we doubled that number to $20 million. Our charitable giving is focused on programs that support veterans faced with the highest unemployment, which tends to be veterans 34 years old and younger. Here are a few examples of our recent support. Veterans Green Jobs The Walmart Foundation has awarded a total of $1.25 million to Veterans Green Jobs to support the development of four training sites, which will help veterans develop green job training skills. Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) The Walmart Foundation's donation of $1 million to Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will help send 300 veterans with disabilities to entrepreneurship bootcamp at one of seven major university partners. It will also facilitate the expansion of the program to two additional schools and support small business training for more than 100 military family members. Goodwill Industries International The Walmart Foundation awarded $1 million to support three Goodwill headquarter agencies through Goodwill's Operation: GoodJobs program. The program will connect 600 veterans and their families with job training and placement, but also plan for each participant's continued success by supporting the entire family's personal and financial goals. Swords to Plowshares Swords to Plowshares received a $750,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to increase job training programs for California veterans, particularly in communities with the highest number of unemployed veterans. Veterans will receive assistance with job training programs in high-growth industries, pre-employment assistance and placement with local employers.
cc August 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Elizabeth O'Connor & Baldwin Dad. It is a shame that rumors go around how Target and WalmartRead More does not support our Troops. Both of these companies do support MILITARY. People get false emails or false information on Facebook and believe it is true. Anyone that supports the military will get my business and that includes both Walmart and Target.
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