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The Value of Public School Teachers

The true impact that teachers have on our children is immeasurable. We asked a few of our dedicated educators, parents and community members in Bucks and Montgomery counties to express how they and their colleagues see the role of teachers.

26Jan
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Strong sense of community makes public education great!

We wanted to share the insights of Scott Swindells who teaches English honors, literature, and creative writing and is the Virtual High School Site Coordinator at North Penn High School. Over his 16 years...

15Nov
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PSEA names Susan Lynam of North Penn ESP of the Year

Fifteen years ago, Susan Lynam was looking for a job when she saw an email from the North Penn School District testing a new email alert system. “I wrote back and said, ‘You passed the test....

14Nov
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Public Schools: A Place for Everyone

During American Education Week, we’d like to celebrate the teachers and students of Bucks and Montgomery counties who are demonstrating every day that Public Schools are for Everyone!    ...

27Oct
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Right To Work Laws

Teacher unions advocate for student learning conditions that allow all students to succeed. We believe proposed legislation to make Pennsylvania a Right-to-Work state, which would likely mean that union...

23Oct
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Let’s take another look at the track record of charter schools in Pennsylvania

With the push from the Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for more funding for vouchers and school privatization, it’s worth taking another look at the track record of charter...

14Oct
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Right To Work Is Not Right For Students

Twenty-eight states now have Right to Work laws designed to weaken unions and collective bargaining. Ostensibly, these laws end “compulsory unionism,” which has been illegal since 1947 anyway. Source:...

26Sep
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Career & Technical Education

The seven public career and technical education (CTE) schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties provide the skills students need to land in-demand jobs. According to Theresa Prato, a chemistry teacher at...

18Sep
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Should teachers pay for classroom supplies?

By Alan M. Malachowski   Parents know quite well that the fall brings the additional burden of buying back-to-school supplies requested by schools and teachers. What they may not know is that the...

14Sep
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A Path to “HIRE” Education