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Meet the county’s brightest students

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

PUBLISHED IN THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011

BY BOB HEISSE

You’ll meet 11 Rising Stars for 2011 in a special graduation section in the Centre Daily Times on Sunday, June 19. We plan to make this an annual feature, and we can only hope it has the longevity of the Snyder Award.

Read more: Meet the county’s brightest students.

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State College swap goes national

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

PUBLISHED AT CENTREDAILY.COM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

BY BOB HEISSE

Just want to share the link to the Wall Street Journal’s story today on the State College Area school district swap arrangement with the Royal Bank of Canada.

We’re reported all of this over time, and schools reporter Ed Mahon has won a statewide first place for investigative reporting for his work.

The Journal put this together for its huge readership.

Read more: State College swap goes national.

State College board divided on tax increase

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

PUBLISHED IN THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES

MAY 24, 2011

BY ED MAHON

STATE COLLEGE — School board members voted 6-3 to approve a preliminary budget that would raise real estate taxes by 2.65 percent and would require laying off about 20 employees.

The cuts weren’t as deep as administrators had proposed in April, but about a dozen students, graduates and parents argued they’d still hurt education.

“These people matter to us, because they’re good teachers. And they’re the ones who make a difference,” said Chloe Weaver, a State College graduate now enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State.

Read more: State College board divided on tax increase.