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Memorial Day Weekend Planner

05/24/11

Memorial Day Weekend Planner

Summer starts here! Fireworks, community celebrations and shore fun

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Two-Thirds of PA Schools Expect Layoffs

05/19/11

Two-Thirds of PA Schools Expect Layoffs

Two thirds of Pennsylvania school districts plan to lay off instructional staff next school year, and more than 7 in 10 expect to cut instructional programs, according to a survey conducted by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials  (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA).Facing a $1.232 billion statewide reduction in government aid, 86% of districts say class size will increase, 71% will cut elective courses, 64% will eliminate tutoring, 51% will drop summer school and 31% will cut all-day kindergarten. The reduction includes cuts of  $654 million in federal stimulus funds and $578 million in state funds.Download the survey report.“The cuts threaten to reverse one of the signal accomplishments of the previous decade...

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Weekend Planner: A Parade, A Party & Playtime!

05/19/11

Weekend Planner: A Parade, A Party & Playtime!

Choose from a trio of spring celebrations in Philly on Saturday.

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Weekend Planner: Take Flight!

05/12/11

Weekend Planner: Take Flight!

Soar into the sky on helicopters and planes — or learn all about creatures that fly.

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Free Museums for Military Families This Summer

05/11/11

Free Museums for Military Families This Summer

Starting Memorial Day, military families can visit several local attractions for free.

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Study: Autism Rate Is Higher than Thought

05/09/11

Study: Autism Rate Is Higher than Thought

A Yale study of 55,000 South Korean children ages 7-12 has shown that 1 in 38 (2.64%) have an autism spectrum disorders (ASD), an incidence far higher than previously thought in the U.S. and elsewhere. The generally accepted U.S. incidence is that 1 in 110 children (0.91%) and 1 in 70 boys have an ASD. For the study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers screened nearly all 7- to 12-year-olds in Goyan City, Korea. The frequency of ASDs was similar to U.S. levels in the community’s special education programs. But researchers found more than two-thirds of ASD cases in the mainstream school population, where they were unrecognized and untreated. “These findings suggest that ASD is under-diagnosed and under-reported and that rigorous screening...

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Mom's Weekend!

05/05/11

Mom's Weekend!

Celebrate Mother's Day all weekend long: at a garden, a town festival, an afternoon tea and more.

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Survey: Young White Women Still Use Tanning Beds Despite Cancer Risk

05/02/11

Survey: Young White Women Still Use Tanning Beds Despite Cancer Risk

More than 1/3 of women age 14-22 used indoor tanning in research conducted for the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Weekend Planner: Spring Celebrations on Broad Street & Beyond

04/29/11

Weekend Planner: Spring Celebrations on Broad Street & Beyond

A real, giant Ferris wheel will be on Broad Street on Saturday! Plus: Kids Fun at the Broad Street Run and a Royal Wedding-inspired open house.

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