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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 launched in mid-September 2016, the campaign is a multi-year statewide effort which mirrors CAPS’ objectives — to share the positive news, and raise awareness and understanding about the value of public education in Pennsylvania. The campaign is supported by a wide variety of organizations.

The campaign’s website,, has stories of success from across the state, and will now include our CAPS Facebook content too.  We encourage staff, students, parents and residents to submit content to CAPS and the Success Starts Here campaign, and to visit the website often to see more success stories as they are posted.

Now more than ever, it’s time to tell the story about the great things happening in Bucks and Montgomery counties’ public schools, as well as in our sister districts across the state.

Spread the word and visit the campaign website, Twitter @SuccessStartsPA and Instagram SuccessStartsHerePA.


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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A perfect storm of factors is leading to a worrying decrease in the number of substitute teachers available to schools throughout the Philadelphia region, and to less than ideal solutions for our...