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What this year's PSSA scores mean (and what they don't) Video: Fighting hunger with peanut butter Budget update: Schools open without state funding

Test taker

Last spring, Pennsylvania students in grades 3-8 were the first to take a new set of PSSA exams aligned to the PA Core Standards. The test results underscore the importance of evaluating students' academic performance on many factors rather than a single test.

Video: Emily Shrader and Project Peanut Butter

Meet Emily Shrader, a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. Last year, she had an idea: collect a few jars of peanut butter, give them to a local food bank, and help people in need.

More than 5,000 jars of peanut butter later, here is her story.

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Across Pennsylvania, students are going back to school, and the state budget impasse is delaying the flow of state funding to support classroom learning.

Partners like you can make a difference. Please email your legislators and urge them to support increased funding for our public schools.

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