High School Students Rally Against Public Education Cuts

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High School Students Rally Against Public Education Cuts
News from Essential Public Radio:

About 300 students from across Pennsylvania rallied against education budget cuts at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

About 300 students from across Pennsylvania rallied against education budget cuts at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

A fifty-student delegation from Pittsburgh Public Schools joined others from Chester, Philadelphia, and Reading to protest cuts to the current education budget, and to show their dissatisfaction with Governor Tom Corbett’s 2012-2013 education funding proposal.

Three local students from the A+ Schools Teen Bloc program also met with House Education Committee Chair Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) and staffers at the Department of Education.

Barack Obama Academy junior Dynae Shaw said she told Clymer how the cuts to the current education budget have affected her school.

I talked about the increased class sizes,” said Shaw. “We are way over the limit, almost double the recommended limit for an [International Baccalaureate] school. When it comes to the health conditions, we have a lot of leakage and mildew throughout our schools.”

Allderdice High School senior Shealynn Williams said the increasing class sizes are overworking teachers.

They don’t really have enough time to develop relationships with students,…………… continues on Essential Public Radio

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Ingleside High School encouraging higher education
News from Aransas Pass Progress:

Ingleside High School principal, Danny Glover, presented the report for his campus at Monday’s IISD school board meeting. Glover highlighted three initiatives the school targeted this year.

Increasing enrollment of Ingleside High School graduates in colleges and universities topped the list.

Although IHS’s percentage of students taking college credit courses leads South Texas schools, one report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shows IHS to be lacking in the number of graduates pursuing higher education.

Glover explained that this report does not give credit for students attending technical schools or out of state universities. He added that this might be the cause for the discrepancy.

Regardless of the reasons behind the subpar report, Glover and his team have implemented numerous strategies to increase the number of IHS grads pursuing college diplomas.

IHS faculty has increased efforts to share information about colleges and universities with students. This includes more college visits, university speakers on campus, counselor sessions and parent nights.

One of the most innovative resources to help in this effort is the new Go! Center. This on site station features information on higher education, computers with links to colleges and universities and an intern from TAMUCC to help students…………… continues on Aransas Pass Progress

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