ICYMI – School Voucher Tax Shelter

Did you know that some Pennsylvania businesses can turn a tidy profit when they make contributions to school voucher programs? It’s true. When businesses contribute to scholarship/private school voucher organizations through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (EITC/OSTC) programs they receive a double dip of tax giveaways that can be worth more than the amount […]

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National Voter Registration Day

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  • 25
    Sep
  • Author : BASDproudparent Category : Voting

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If you aren’t registered to vote yet, today is a better day than ever to do so! Here are some facts you may or may not know: If you’ve moved, even if just across town, you need to update your voter registration! Register if -1st time voting -Moved -Changed name -Haven’t voted recently -New citizen […]

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The Story Behind the Success of a Community School

Testimony presented by Rick Amato, principal, Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem Area School District Good morning. My name is Rick Amato, and I have the honor of serving as the Principal of Broughal Middle in the Bethlehem Area School District. Today, I am here to share the story of how a small urban middle school in […]

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Fair Funding on the Decline

Last week petitioners in Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit filed a brief and affidavits refuting the claim made by the Republican leader of the PA Senate, Joe Scarnati, that the lawsuit was rendered moot because the state adopted a school funding formula in 2016. The brief details how state funding increases have not kept pace with rising […]

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Why I Love Clearview Elementary

Clearview Elementary has quality administrators and staff; teachers, custodial, cafeteria, paras, and the health staff have always been pleasant and professional. Principal Heather Bennett-Knerr is someone who is professional and personable with those in the community. My husband and I researched charter and private schools in the area. We chose Clearview because we wanted to […]

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Any Given Child Bethlehem Program

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  • 30
    May
  • Author : BASDproudparent Category : BASD News

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The BASD is very fortunate to be involved in an exciting program in affiliation with the Kennedy Center. We are very gracious for the numerous local organizations participating and very excited for the upcoming opportunities this program has in store for the BASD. Overview The primary goal of the Kennedy Center-supported Ensuring the Arts for Any […]

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Why I Love William Penn Elementary

I cast a large net when I began the search for my child’s education, visiting all the local (and even out of town) schools just to get a feel for what’s available. I talked to families with children in all school settings. I applied for the lotto for Lehigh Valley Academy, a local charter school, […]

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OpEd in The Morning Call by our Own Julie Gallagher and Karen Beck Pooley

Read the OpEd Here  

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ESA Voucher Bill Set for Vote Tuesday, May 22

Tell your Senator to vote NO on ESA vouchers…Again! Yes, they are trying one more time.  The Senate Education Committee has just announced its intention to vote on Senate Bill 2 (Sen. DiSanto, R-Dauphin) this coming Tuesday, May 22. This bill establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools […]

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Why We Love Northeast Middle School

Hidden Gem on Fernwood Ave: Northeast Middle   My husband and I are raising 4 sons, 8th, 6th, 3rd grades and PreK. For many years, we struggled with educating our kids and finding the right fit for them that supports our values as a family. We moved to Bethlehem (where I was raised) from Delaware […]

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