NEWS & EVENTS

Education

PA school districts wrestling with idea of providing full-day kindergarten classes. Rep. Brendan Boyle pushing for mandatory kindergarten. Keyword: legislature.    Bucks County Courier Times



Allentown teacher union president accuses superintendent of creating environment of 'disrespect and incompetence,' and says teachers quitting the district in droves.    The Express-Times



Head Start offerings expand in Beaver County. Keyword: children.    Beaver County Times



In Allegheny County, Cornell School District ratifies teacher contract.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



In Montgomery County, Upper Merion School District to hold community meeting on its feasibility study.    Norristown Times Herald



In Allegheny County, East Allegheny teachers intend to go on strike.    WPXI



In Lebanon County, Palmyra assistant superintendent says students will need focus and stamina to master Common Core standards.    The Patriot-News



Harrisburg school officials want to add camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.    The Patriot-News



Higher Education

University of Scranton reports record-high enrollment of its freshman class. Enrollment at other colleges in northeastern PA mentioned.    The Times-Tribune



National Editorials

Tribune-Review editors say teenagers who need more sleep should go to bed earlier, not expect schools to delay start times for them. Keyword: education.    Tribune-Review





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