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Chester Upland School District

Amid Massive Budget Cuts, Teachers Opt To Work For Free

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

A group of teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Ga. are offering free reading classes to students this summer. Led by teacher ...

Friendly Advice for the Chester Upland School District

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I know that the CUSD is blessed with competent teachers and leaders, but it doesn't hurt to listen to the advice of someone on the outside looking in.

We Can All Make a Difference

Sara Ferguson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

Teachers are doing art projects with the students. I've seen others come in early or stay late to create dance routines and compose music... just to make sure students get a well-rounded education. But there are only so many "stretches" we can make with resources this low.

Pennsylvania Teacher Working For Free Gets Surprise On Ellen Degeneres Show

Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

Teachers from the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania made the news when they opted to continue teaching for free, after the distr...

I Represented All Teachers

Sara Ferguson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

As I attended President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, I was not alone. This invitation was an honor, but my dedication to education is not exceptional or unique. Because, for all teachers, it is our students that keep us going.

Teacher From Troubled District To Sit WIth Michelle Obama During State Of The Union, Write HuffPost Blog

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

When the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania was drained of funding, officials realized they couldn't afford to pay its staff afte...

Crisis In Chester Upland: Putting Private Profits Above Student Success

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

While the sad saga of the Chester Upland district seems unique, it actually reflects some troubling trends that are all too common in public education today.

Dear Ed Schultz

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

We could really use your help, Ed. The battle between Chester Upland School District and Gov. Corbett is just a glimpse into the strategic dismantling taking place across the entirety of the American public school system.