From the monthly archives: September 2012

The expanded use of student testing to determine student and school performance, district distress and teacher proficiency is the wrong approach at the wrong time. Instead of relying on a deficient student testing system that is neither a fair evaluator of student and school performance nor an indicator of school district distress and teaching quality, […]

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Harrisburg – September 27, 2012 – PHEAA’s guide to student financial aid is now available online, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). The guide can be accessed at PHEAA.org. “Students and families continue to struggle to pay for college costs and need all the help they can get to access financial aid,” Brewster said. […]

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McKeesport – September 26, 2012 – Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that his staff will be holding October office hours at outreach offices in numerous locations. “This schedule helps accommodate constituents and allows my staff to meet face to face with more people to get a better understanding of local issues and problems,” Brewster said. […]

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McKeesport – September 21, 2012 – Questioning the wisdom of the expanded use of standardized testing to determine student and school performance, school district distress and teacher proficiency, state Sen. Jim Brewster today called for a complete review and upgrade of the current system to better reflect real performance in the classroom. “Pennsylvania is doubling […]

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McKeesport, September 11, 2012 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said families can save $50 by enrolling online in the college savings program operated by the state treasurer’s office this month. “Through the end of September, the PA 529 GSP plan is offering free enrollment for those who open a new account online this month […]

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