Governor Wolf’s First Term Boosts Schools That Teach, Made Children the Top Priority

first_img Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf has fought for more education funding and has made investments in our schools and our children his top priority. As he prepares to begin his second term, the governor pledged that he would continue to fight for students to have quality schools, regardless of their zip code.“Over the past four years we have made schools that teach our top priority by reinvesting in our children and their classrooms,” said Governor Wolf. “Together, we restored funding after devastating cuts and are building a brighter future for students with sustained investments in their education. During my first term we tackled longstanding problems such as implementing a fair funding formula and expanding pre-k for thousands of kids.“We’re taking steps to make sure everyone can thrive in our economy. Not every child in Pennsylvania will go to a four-year college, but every child needs the skills to compete for a good job. We are now creating new science and technology programs and expanding job training for in-demand careers, so everyone has the skills they need for a good-paying job in Pennsylvania.”The governor visited Winding Creek Elementary School in Cumberland County today, the 79th stop on his Schools That Teach tour since taking office. Following his remarks, the governor visited students who were applying their STEM skills to build small rollercoasters.Governor Wolf has worked with students, parents, educators, stakeholders and bipartisan members of the General Assembly to move Pennsylvania forward and expand educational opportunities.Supporting a quality education:Restored funding that was cut by the previous administration that led to teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and program cuts.Enacted a fair funding formula that provides equitable, fair funding for all school districts.Expanded enrollment in AP courses by 10 percent.Launched the Future Ready PA Index, a new one-stop location for information on student and school success.Early education, health and safety:Increased the number of children able to attend pre-kindergarten by 60 percent.Established a Ready to Start Task Force to develop strategies to address health, human services, and education needs for children age zero to three.Created a School Breakfast Initiative to help more children start their day with a healthy meal.Created a task force to bring together officials, educators, parents, and students to talk about ways to improve school safety and security.Enacted the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law to strengthen penalties for hazing and protect students.Created It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide initiative to combat sexual assault on campuses.Reduced standardized testing and improved graduation requirements:Reduced the length of PSSA tests by 20 percent, condensed the exam timeframe from three weeks to two weeks and shifted it to later in the school year for students in grades three through eight.Improved high school graduation requirements to give students options to demonstrate graduation readiness as alternatives to standardized testing.Increased the high school graduation rate to 86.1 percent, placing Pennsylvania above the national average.Workforce development and career readiness:Established PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million workforce development initiative that invests $20 million in computer science and STEM education programs for K-12 students and $10 million to expand apprenticeships and industry partnerships.Advanced Pennsylvania to second in the nation for K-12 STEM and Computer Science education investments.Increased the number of career and technical education (CTE) students earning industry-recognized credentials by 34.2 percent and increased the number of credentials earned by students enrolled in CTE programs by 27.2 percent. January 11, 2019 Governor Wolf’s First Term Boosts Schools That Teach, Made Children the Top Prioritycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

FL man has surgery to remove screwdriver from rectum

first_imgA 46-year-old man recently underwent a procedure to remove a screwdriver from his rectum.According to reports, the unidentified man who has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was transported to a local hospital after going into septic shock.He had been complaining of abdominal and pelvic pain for about a week before his hospitalization, reports say.After performing a CT, doctors were stunned to find what appeared to a screwdriver piercing a part of the patient’s large intestine.Doctors initially attempted to remove the screwdriver without surgery but were unsuccessful due to a significant amount of blood and hard feces.Doctors then opted to perform surgery to remove the foreign object.After opening the man up, Doctors noticed that the screwdriver had pierced through the large intestine and dug itself into the buttock muscle.Surgeons drained right buttock abscess and performed a colostomy to redirect waste into a bag outside his body before successfully removing the screwdriver.The patient is said to be doing well following his two-week checkup.No other information is available at this time.Click here to learn more about the procedure.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Brownback with a flat tire question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. If you saw Gov. Brownback on side of deserted highway with a flat tire, what would you do? I’d stop and help because I admire him so. I’d stop and help because it would be the right thing to do, no matter who it is. I’d stop and help, but give him a piece of my mind in the process. I would drive on by. He won’t help me, why would I help him? I would stop, steal a couple of his loose lug nuts, and then drive off. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -6 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 228 weeks ago I would help the guy although I would rather smash some sense into him but hey! Since I am a peaceful guy here is a link to sign a petition to have him removed from office. Will it work? Probably not but petitions are the first step to change. Exercise your rights! https://www.change.org/p/kansas-state-senate-impe… Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Larry · 228 weeks ago You don’t have to like or agree with the man to help. We all can use a little help once in a while. It makes me feel better, and you know the saying “What goes around, come around” Report Reply 2 replies · active 228 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 228 weeks ago Of course, Larry, stopping and helping is the right thing to do. But stopping and stealing his loose lug nuts and driving off would be funnier. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 228 weeks ago Can’t wait until I see you broke down on the side of the road….. But you probably just call AAA. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more