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Proposed PA Budget Includes Increases for Education

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf proposed his plan for PA State spending for fiscal year 2015-16. I was pleased to see that he is including some significant new investments in education, both for early learning as well as K-12. Some of … Continue reading

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ELBS Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology

Yesterday, we received some great news! The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute has received the “Award for Leadership and Innovation in Special Education” from the National Association of Private Schools (NAPSEC). NAPSEC, headquartered in Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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VSA – Here We Come!

Tomorrow is an exciting day!  We are traveling to Washington, D.C. to present Digital Art at the Intersection of Arts and Special Education.  Jude Shingle, Ann Ellison, Judy Stewart and I were honored to be selected to give this presentation. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dianne Winiecki

This weekend saw the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dianne Winiecki. We are sad to lose her but know that she has gone to her Lord and will no longer suffer the challenges that she has experienced the … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week

I’d like to invite you to talk a walk with me down memory lane and think about the teachers in your lives that truly made a difference. I immediately think of my 8th grade teacher at Villa Maria Grade School, … Continue reading

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Video Games – Good, Bad or Both?

Today I hope to summarize some of the good and bad effects of video games according to the latest in research. Yes, video games can be highly rewarding, stimulating and motivating activities.  We know that video games change our brains … Continue reading

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Dear Great Teachers…

It’s that time of year.  Our school children are being sent into the hands of someone else to be cared for, fed, bandaged when injured and instructed.  They are handed over entirely.  It is not a parent, a grandparent, a … Continue reading

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