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Superintendent Academy Enrolls 33 Statewide Including Donegal Head

Donegal School District Superintendent J. Michael Lausch is among 33 superintendents and charter school leaders from across Pennsylvania who have begun the state Department of Education’s third Superintendent’s Academy, a two-year professional development program. Lausch began the program on Thursday, Nov. 8. He is one of five school leaders from Lancaster County who were part […]

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Elizabethtown Honors Those Who Served

The Elizabethtown Area School District saluted 26 local veterans during its 11th annual Veterans Day ceremony. The program afforded school officials and high school students an opportunity to salute local veterans for their service to the country. It was also an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions that veterans have made and learn […]

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Letter to the Editor: Synagogue Attack Is Sign of Reactionary Nationalism

On Oct. 27, the nation witnessed another atrocity of gun violence. This particular attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a further indication, I believe, of the rising tide of reactionary nationalism in this country. The poet Edward Hirsch can provide here both a lament and a summons to vigilance […]

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Letter to the Editor: Caravan of Central Americans Can Be Crisis for Public Health

As an infection preventionist, I can’t help but wonder about the major threat of diseases that may come with the movement of people from Central America toward the United States border. If this is being called a “humanitarian crisis,” then it most likely is also a public health one. Here you have a perfect storm […]

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Letter to the Editor: Talented University Instructors Demonstrate Value of Diversity

Coursera (coursera.org) and edX (edX.org), founded by Stanford and Harvard universitites, respectively, offer more than 5,000 online courses, certificates and degrees from more than 200 universities and partner institutions in more than 30 countries taught in at least 17 languages. Many, perhaps most, of these courses are free, and all levels of participation are possible […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Great Voter Turnout; Hope to See You Next Time

As presiding judge of elections for the First Ward of Elizabethtown, I want to thank everyone who came out vote in the midterm election. The turnout for the First Ward was over three quarters of the last presidential election and 70 percent more than the primary election. This turnout made for a very busy day […]

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Editorial: Time to Get Ready for 2019 Municipal, School Elections

It’s a great sign that the turnout in this year’s election was far higher than normal for midterms. It’s probably no coincidence that this year, in an unusual development, we had contested races in many places where candidates usually run unopposed. But here’s the thing to remember: We have more elections coming up in 2019. […]

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