Op-Ed on SB2 Submitted to the Morning Call

We had two of our BASD Proud Parents write an Opinion and send it to the morning call.  Julie and Karen did an incredible job and we share their sentiment.  Please see below for their words, there is a lot of specific budget information that they present that helps to really show how harmful SB2 […]

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Vote No: Setting the Record Straight on ESA Vouchers and Senate Bill 2

A plan introduced as Senate Bill 2 by Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools to be used for private schools and vendors. ESA proposals have been introduced in various states and have been dubbed by the National Conference of […]

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2018 PA State of Education Report At a Glance

Each year the leading pro-public education organizations in the state compile a “State of Education” report for Pennsylvania. Click HERE for a summary of the report. The report provides excellent, reader-friendly data and context on a statewide basis and provides solid background on the issues BASD faces.   BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. We […]

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Act Now – House Bill 1213

ACTION ALERT: Please call your member of the State House immediately!! ASK: VOTE NO on HB 1213 WHY: The legislation will tie school districts’ hands to challenge under assessed property taxes. When large property owners pay less than their fair share, homeowners end up paying more than their fair share. Thank you!! Sincerely, BASD Proud Parents House Bill […]

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SB 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation

PASA Supports Senate Bill 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation Today PASA announced support for new legislation introduced by Senators Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) and Thomas Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) that provides for a comprehensive and rigorous approach for students to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation. Senate Bill 1095 is a result of the senators working with several education organizations, […]

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Why I Love Clearview Elementary School

I love Clearview Elementary School because the teachers and staff are like extended family! I know every day when my twins walk through the door they are greeted by smiles. As a parent, it is such a great feeling to know that while your kids are at school they are being loved and nurtured. The […]

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Why I Love William Penn Elementary

In the fall of 2017, I enrolled my daughter into public school at William Penn Elementary.  Previously, she had been at a charter school and although I was excited about the change and believed it was the best thing for her and for the community at large, other members of the family had their doubts.  […]

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Public Education Questionnaire – Candidate Dr. Dean Donaher

The Following answers are from Dr. Dean Donaher from our Bethlehem School District Board of Directors, running for State Representative, Northampton County 138th Legislative District 1. Do you believe state funding for public education is adequate to meet all student’s needs? No. Currently state funding is not equitably distributed. The “Fair Funding Formula” recently passed by […]

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Why I Love William Penn Elementary

If I could describe William Penn Elementary School in one word it would be family. The teachers and staff are like an extended family and genuinely love all their students. I fully entrust them with my children every day and am so thankful for our little gem of a school. I first entered William Penn […]

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Why I love Thomas Jefferson Elementary

In order to write about the many reasons that I love Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (TJ) I took a moment to stop and think about what makes a great school and what are the things that provide a student with an excellent education.  There are indeed many pieces that need to work cohesively in order […]

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