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CF Finalist for International Award--Thanks to You!

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Dear CF Friend, Every year, the Atlas Network honors one nonprofit for a major contribution to the global free market ...

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Knowles to Host Tamaqua District Office Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 28

TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) cordially invites residents of the 124thLegislative District to join him on Friday, Sept. 28, for ...

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Chicago Democrats Harass Food Truck Vendors

                    ~ Liberty Planet Chicago has a higher than average crime rate, serious pension problems and a host of other issues; even ...

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'Obama Built a Legacy Built on Sand': Chaffetz Explains How Trump Demolished Obama's Legacy

MADISON DIBBLE | IJR John Gress/Reuters/Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama laid into President Donald Trump, breaking the longstanding tradition of presidents abstaining from political ...

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Another Leftist Attacks a Republican

The MSM continues to give Maxine Waters's rhetoric and antifa violence a pass. By the Political Editors · at the Patriot ...

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TDS: College Professor Shoots Himself in Class to Protest Prez

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Beginning to Worry about the Safety of the President 

                   By The Common Constitutionalist   President Donald J. Trump arrives at the Inaugural Parade ...

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WYOMING GOP OFFICE SET ON FIRE LESS THAN TWO DAYS AFTER OPENING — POLICE SAY IT WAS INTENTIONAL

Peter Hasson | Reporter/ The Daily Caller A Republican Party office in Wyoming was set on fire just two days after ...

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Police Respond to Mass Shooting Threat at MAGA Event at Trump Hotel

Jack Posobiec / TwitterPolice patrol outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday after a Twitter user threatened ...

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ERIC SWALWELL’S REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER NARROWLY ESCAPES STABBING ATTEMPT — SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Peter Hasson | Reporter from The Daily Caller California man Farzad Fazeli was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to stab a ...

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East Penn School District To Use Cyber Summer School?

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At the April 13th East Penn School Board (EPSB) meeting the really big news was “Hybrid Summer School.” This new experimental method will be used to teach this years EPSD summer school classes. It was mentioned that EPSD is following the lead of other school districts in this implementation.

What is “Hybrid School” and what will it do, how will it operate who will control it and why are they using it? The main question; Will it be used for not only summer school? Read on and we’ll give some details.

During a power-point presentation EPSD’s Assistant Superintendent Kristen Campbell provided details of what to expect in their “Hybrid School” experiment. All the data used in the presentation was

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EPIC/East Penn School Board Candidates agree, Porn has Educational Value, especially for 13 yr olds

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Monday night’s EPIC sponsored East Penn School Board candidates night shed some enlightening insight into the thought process of three of the candidates vying for the position of East Penn School Board (EPSB) Director.

Only three of the seven candidates running attended this EPIC (East Penn Invested Citizens) sponsored show; they were, Ken Bacher, Paul Champagne and Richard Mathesz. Many in the public mentioned they did not attend this event due to suspicions that EPIC is just a front group for the East Penn Teacher’s Union and the event would be heavily geared towards painting their approved candidates in a favorable light.

Three candidates had notified event planners of scheduling conflicts; Chris Donatelli, Carol Allen, and Charles Ballard. They were not present, however they sent

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EPSD Superintendent Schilder hypocritically snaps out at board member

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An angry unprofessional outburst by the Superintendent to sitting board member, Ms. Donches, shocked the audience present at Monday night’s school board meeting.

The outburst occurred after a board member called issue to appointing Debra Surdoval as treasurer to the EPSD for 2015-16 school year. This is a yearly appointment and Ms. Surdoval is currently the acting Treasurer.

You may remember that Ms. Surdoval appeared to be potentially involved in the Illegal burying of hazardous waste at the Wescosville elementary school. She is the present EPSD business manager and as such has responsibility of the finances of the district. It was discovered through a “Right to Know” request that Ms. Surdoval along with the former facilities manager

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Let the BS begin; the EPSD 2016 budget primer

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The April 27th East Penn school board meeting started off with a bang. The fireworks began when a citizen went to the podium and gave a blistering account of several actions taken by the administration, one that appears blatantly illegal. It was also pointed out how the administration had not spent money budgeted for student safety, but still found the funds for pay raises for administrators.

Board member, Ms. Donches later followed by Ziad Munson asked the administration to explain their line item cuts after it was announced by Superintendent Schilder that he had instructed each Principal to cut their budgets by 10%. It seems the budget can be cut when it comes to education spending on students and

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Campaign Night or Watching Cartoons at Home, Which was Best?

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By Janice Bowman,

Editor’s note, Ms. Bowman has been following Common Core for years and has researched it for years.

Tonight, I attended the League of Women Voters Campaign Night for the East Penn School District candidates and found just what I thought I would. Ken Bacher, Paul Champagne, and Rich Manthesz restated the talking points as we all know them. The questions could have been canned and answered for any school board campaign night!

I learned that it is as biased as I had called out on my question card. Since this question will never see the light of day with who we have covering our questions for the candidates, let me share it with all of you now in hopes you the student,

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EAST PENN/EPIC CANDIDATES NIGHT FLOPS!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Candidates Night sponsored by the League of Women Voters and EPIC (East Penn Invested Citizens) was held at the Macungie Institute’s meeting hall. The event was called to introduce and hear from the seven candidates running for the East Penn School Board. Of those seven candidates, only three were in attendance, Ken Bacher, Paul Champagne and Richard Mathesz. Carol Allen, Charles Ballard and Chris Donatelli had previous commitments but their letters were read to the audience. Finally, School Director Wally Vinovskis was expected but did not show and did not notify the organizers that he was not coming.

As for the audience, there were 28 people and 3 news reporters present. A far smaller crowd than the same event produced

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How Schools Use Medicaid Money to Pay for Truancy Officers, Deans and Healthy Eating Magnets

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by Melissa Quinn

(Photo: Brendan Fitterer/Zuma Press/Newscom)

At a school board meeting in Henrico County, Va., two months ago, a panel of school district officials and board members had been left speechless.

School district officials were in the midst of crafting the district’s budget for 2016, and the five-member board had just heard a presentation from Assistant Superintendent for Finance Terry Stone, who outlined a $1.1 million plan to fund more than a dozen positions at various schools.

The proposal shocked the board members, who expressed their gratitude toward Stone and her team for crafting the plan.

“That’s incredible,” board member Lisa Marshall said. “Thank you. Did you pull that one out of your hat?”

“I find that remarkable and

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Americans opting out of Common Core tests in droves

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from WND

Across the United States, concerned parents and students are refusing to participate in new tests aligned with the federal government’s Common Core state standards, and international journalist and educator Alex Newman could not be more excited about it.

“The explosive growth of the opt-out movement has been one extremely encouraging development in a sea of bad news when it comes to government education in the United States,” Newman told WND. “As more and more parents and teachers realize what is going on with Common Core, I expect this movement to continue growing by leaps and bounds.”

Newman, the co-author of “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children,” believes Common Core and its

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