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PSSA Test Scores Take Expected Plunge Statewide and Locally

The PA Department of Education (PDE) released test scores today for the 2015 PSSA standardized tests, the first battery of those exams in English and math aligned to the new, more rigorous PA Core Standards based broadly on the national common core curriculum. It was no surprise...
Posted On Sep 29 2015
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Cedarbrook Principal Appointed; Start Date Uncertain

Marcy Hockfield, who was interim director of secondary education in the Lower Merion school district this past year, was appointed principal of Cedarbrook Middle School at a special board meeting of the Cheltenham Township School District Tuesday night. Hockfield has spent her...
Posted On Sep 02 2015
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District Reverses Decision on Rosh Hashanah Holiday, Closing Schools for Two Days

The Cheltenham public schools will be closed both days of the Rosh Hashanah holiday in keeping with its usual practice.  The Jewish new year falls this year on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. But in so doing, the school board reversed a decision made in late 2014 that had...
Posted On Sep 02 2015
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District Appoints Elkins Park Principal

The Cheltenham Township School District appointed Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria as the new principal of Elkins Park School at a special board meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Doria comes to the district with more than 20 years of experience as an education professional. She most recently...
Posted On Jul 22 2015
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Handshakes and Words of Inspiration Send 2015 CHS Graduates on to New Challenges

by Edie Cerebi With proud families and friends cheering, the 350 students of the Cheltenham High School Class of 2015 tossed their caps into the air to celebrate the milestone of their graduation Thursday evening. That the students persevered through four years of unprecedented...
Posted On Jun 13 2015
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Mentoring Gets Enthusiastic Push at Parents Meeting

What do you do when your child deals with school like it’s bad medicine?  Maybe it’s motivation or learning differences or social or emotional issues she never lets on about.  Whatever it is, “do we quit on our kids, do we give up, or do we wake up?”  That...
Posted On Feb 24 2015
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Testing, Testing 1,2,3: A Conversation with Cheltenham’s Education Director

With PA’s SPPs (School Performance Profiles) finally released in early November and the district still chewing over the reams of data, Citizens’ Call asked Dwight Nolt if he could make some time to masticate publicly, if you will, about how he sees Cheltenham’s...
Posted On Nov 17 2014
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