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PASD Mulls Outsourcing IT Jobs

PASD Mulls Outsourcing IT Jobs

Some IT positions could be moved to Virginia.
School District Files for Possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club

School District Files for Possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club

Meadowbrook Golf Club will have five days to respond.
Devon Prep Students Rally Around Ailing Mentor from Phoenixville

Devon Prep Students Rally Around Ailing Mentor from Phoenixville

"I’ve been getting cards and notes wishing me well from students and parents and alumni since I started this battle. It makes you feel loved. It makes me want to really fight. Over the pas
Phoenixville Launching New Math Program for K-6 Students

Phoenixville Launching New Math Program for K-6 Students

Because this method is new to many, the district will be offering a "Parent University" in the form of online webinars beginning in August.
Tuition Going Up At Pa. State System Schools

Tuition Going Up At Pa. State System Schools

For a typical in-state student, tuition, fees and room and board will be about $18,500 for the 2014-15 school year.
Phoenixville Student Honored As One of Nation's Brightest

Phoenixville Student Honored As One of Nation's Brightest

The Devon Prep student was honored by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
Congratulations to the PAHS Class of 2014!

Congratulations to the PAHS Class of 2014!

Commencement exercises will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Will Your Children be Taking the Bus Next Year?

Will Your Children be Taking the Bus Next Year?

Phoenixville Area School District is asking parents whether their children have alternative transportation next year.
Phoenixville Teen Valedictorian of Devon Prep Class of 2014

Phoenixville Teen Valedictorian of Devon Prep Class of 2014

The school's seniors earned more than $5.3 million in academic scholarships.
Slight Tax Hike Under Phoenixville School Budget

Slight Tax Hike Under Phoenixville School Budget

It's the lowest tax increase in recent years, the district said.
How Much Do Public School Teachers in Pa. Earn?

How Much Do Public School Teachers in Pa. Earn?

Salaries for public school teachers in the Keystone State are in the Top Ten nationwide.
Phoenixville Schools Closed Tuesday for Election Day

Phoenixville Schools Closed Tuesday for Election Day

The schools are closed as a security measure.
Phoenixville Teen with Cerebral Palsy Makes Track History

Phoenixville Teen with Cerebral Palsy Makes Track History

Dillon McCants has cerebral palsy and had not walked since childhood. Last week he completed a race and won his varsity letter in track.
5 Pa. Schools Under Investigation Over Handling of Sex-Abuse Complaints

5 Pa. Schools Under Investigation Over Handling of Sex-Abuse Complaints

Any school, whether a college or a K-through-12 school, that receives federal funding, must comply with Title IX.
Common Core or Common Sense?

Common Core or Common Sense?

It's that time of year again! Students all over the US are being subject to standardized testing that stems from teaching to 'The Common Core' curriculum. Should we be teaching the Common Co
The Top 20 Public High Schools in Pennsylvania

The Top 20 Public High Schools in Pennsylvania

The latest U.S. News and World Report rankings are out.
New Paterno Statue Planned for State College

New Paterno Statue Planned for State College

The new statue will be downtown, off campus.
Lawsuit Alleges Title IX Discrimination at Pa. Colleges

Lawsuit Alleges Title IX Discrimination at Pa. Colleges

Nine of the state's 14 PASSHE universities are named in the suit.
Phoenixville Foundation Gives $20K to DCCC

Phoenixville Foundation Gives $20K to DCCC

The grant will be used for scholarships restricted exclusively to health and public safety majors.
2015 State Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

2015 State Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2014 Teacher of the Year is is Anthony Grisillo, an elementary educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, Delaware County.