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What impact can Betsy DeVos have on our schools?

What impact could the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have on a variety of initiatives and programs? While she may not have quite as much control of public school systems as expected, she still can affect many of the programs that make our public schools so valuable for everyone, such as the protection and support of students with disabilities.

Share this score card to help others form their own educated opinion and further the conversation about what lies ahead for our public schools under Betsy DeVos and – #gopublic

 

30Nov
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Success Starts Here Campaign

CAPS is proud to announce that we are now part of the statewide campaign – Success Starts Here — that highlights the great things happening in public education across Pennsylvania. Officially...

22Nov
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Where are all the Teachers?

Pennsylvania is facing a teacher shortage and the time to do something about it is now. The number of college students beginning teacher prep programs in the state has dropped by 59 percent in the past...

22Nov
CAPS OriginalEarly Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is Crucial

Pre-K education is not only foundational for success in school, but paves the way for a fulfilled life and career. With 90 percent of a child’s brain developed by age five, the earliest years of a...

22Nov
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Meeting the Needs of Every Student

The U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guaranteed that students with disabilities could be part of a regular education classroom and curriculum and participate in programs offered to their...

22Nov
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Music Enriches Students in Countless Ways

Music enriches students’ lives and helps to develop reasoning and language skills. It helps kids to master memorization, increase coordination, and promotes craftsmanship and a sense of achievement. It...

22Nov
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Why Girls Need STEM

One thing is clear about the future – jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will provide opportunity, a chance to shape the world, and job-stability as society becomes increasingly...

28Sep
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Act 35 Established a Fair Funding Formula

The new school year has brought a welcome change in the way the commonwealth funds schools, thanks to the passage of Act 35 which established a fair funding formula for the 500 districts in the state....

12Sep
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Michener Art Museum Open House to Welcome PSEA/MER Members & Administrators Oct. 13

In celebration of a new collaboration, public school teachers who are members of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Mideastern Region (PSEA/MER), and school administrators, are invited to be...

16Aug
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Newsweek Ranks Nine of Our HS Among Top 500 in U.S.

Nine public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties were ranked among the best 500 high schools nationwide, according to the Newsweek survey on America’s Top High Schools 2016 released on...