Allegheny Intermediate Unit
It wasn’t a playoff pep rally, but it’s close. The kids at Avalon Elementary are singing the team’s praises after the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation donated 20 Kindle Fire tablets to their school.
A Stanford University study of eight Pennsylvania cyber schools found that all of them performed significantly worse than traditional schools in math and reading. Of Pennsylvania’s 12 cyber charter schools, only three have made adequate yearly progress in the state evaluating tests — the PSSAs.
Concussion was the topic of a meeting of more than 100 educators. Teachers, coaches, trainers and administrators are learning about the new state law that takes effect July 1st. The law says student athletes cannot play if they have concussion symptoms.
This afternoon, the state Senate began consideration of a school voucher bill. Its supporters say it will create competition to make public schools better, but some worry about its impact on public education.