Women's Leadership Initiative of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley announces a $105,000 grant for Lincoln Elementary School in Northeast Bethlehem.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Lincoln Elementary School in Northeast Bethlehem has been given a $105,000 grant from the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative to fund after-school and summer enrichment programs. The gift, which will be distributed over the next three years, was announced Wednesday through a news release issued by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. “A key focus of WLI’s mission is to engage women in promoting positive change in the lives of women and children in the Lehigh Valley,” said Joyce Dougherty, chairwoman of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. “This partnership with Lincoln is a perfect example of our mission come to life, since its after-school and summer enrichment programs support a student’s development and academic learning…
Broughal Middle School and 6 elementary schools in Department of Education's bottom 15 percent. School director challenges validity of results.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Seven Bethlehem Area schools, including six elementary schools and Broughal Middle School, were included last week on a Pennsylvania Department of Education list of low-achieving schools. In all, 414 schools were included – all of them scoring among the bottom 15 percent of public schools in math and reading standardized tests. The Bethlehem Area elementary schools making the list are: Under Pennsylvania Act 85, students who live within the affected schools’ attendance areas — and whose families meet income guidelines — can apply for scholarships of up to $8,500, or up to $15,000 for special education students, to go to school elsewhere. Bethlehem Area Superintendent Joseph J. Roy told The Express-Times that he was shocked at the schools…