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ACT 45 Continuing Professional Education
Stay up-to-date on ACT 45 and make sure you are meeting state requirements.

ACT 48 Continuing Professional Education
Here is the latest news on ACT 48, direct from the PDE — including a new version of PERMS.

Early Childhood Education Creating Economic Stimulus in PA
A recent national study by Cornell U. has ranked PA highest among all states in the amount of economic impact that is stimulated through public investment in early childhood education.

Google announces its "Doodle 4 Google 2009" competition
K-12 U.S. students can design a Google logo based on the theme, "What I wish for the World." The winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school. Google will also award a school district $10,000 for the "greatest quality participation."

House OKs record $142 billion for education
Some $20 billion for school modernization and $1 billion for educational technology are included. The stimulus package now heads to the Senate.

PA schools have new measuring stick for progress
Pennsylvania schools now have an additional way to meet the student progress measure known as adequate yearly progress, or AYP.

If u cn rd this quickly, gd 4 u
Mobile phone text-message abbreviations and simplifications are not ruining our spelling, but they do take much longer to read and understand than conventional English.

Using the web to design high school yearbooks
Applications that reside on the web are elbowing aside desktop publishing programs.

U.S. News released its 2nd annual list of America's Best High Schools
See how Pennsylvania fared in their report.

PA's "National Report Card on Higher Ed" is now available
Performance categories are Preparation, Participation, Affordability, Completion, Benefits, and Learning. Both a state summary report card and a complete state report card are available.

"Ask Here PA" is now the fastest-growing reference service in the country
A live, online reference service hosted by the Commonwealth Libraries has become the fastest-growing service of its kind in the nation after only two years in operation.

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