Just the Tip of the Standardized Testing Iceberg

photo courtesy of Jos Browning, freeimages.com ​The Morning Call ran a good article yesterday about state officials pulling back some from their obsession with standardized testing.   The Department of Education is cutting the equivalent of two days worth of state-mandated PSSA testing in grades three through eight.  The weight given to the test scores […]

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Please Touch Students, Educationally

photo courtesy of Heriberto Herrera, freeimages.com When is it appropriate for a teacher to touch a student?  This was one of the questions discussed at the East Penn School Board meeting earlier this month.  It arose because of the adoption of a new district policy governing professional boundaries between adults and students in school (Policy […]

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The 2017-2018 School Budget

Monday was the last day of school in East Penn, and it also marked the school board’s final vote to approve the budget for next fall. The district will spend approximately $149 million in 2017-2018, which requires a tax increase of 2.19%.  This last number is sometimes the only number people look at when evaluating […]

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Thank You

photo courtesy of Paul Downey via Flickr The results of yesterday’s school board primary are in, and I’m happy to report that I received enough votes to be on the ballot in November on both the Democratic and Republican tickets!  Many thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this happen, from distributing signs to […]

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