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Across the Parkland School District, 450 families requested Chromebooks, and about 50 requested mobile hot spots, said Tom Derhammer, supervisor of information technology. At Parkway Manor, which had 88 Chromebooks to give out, Bartman and Derhammer made phone calls...read more
Many Lehigh Valley educators plan to send two weeks worth of classwork to students, including online/digital learning opportunities; and non-digital learning opportunities, such as materials being sent to homes. Local districts must provide access to learning for all...read more
Lawmakers, school and health officials discuss ‘growing gap’ in special education funding in Manheim Township
Lancaster County school and health officials on Monday expressed concerns with the cost of special education. They argued that the costs are increasing at unsustainable rates, relative to current state funding. The concerns were raised at the third public hearing for...read more
According to a report issued by the Philadelphia-based Education Law Center, state assistance to school districts has failed to keep pace with the rising costs of special education. Expenditures have dramatically grown over the past decade, and the lack of support has...read more