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Our kids need you to VOTE!

PASS Parents and Friends ~ Early reports from the polls tell us that so far, the electorate does not include as many parents of school-aged children as we hope and expect. Now, we know most of you vote after work, and that is fine, but please make

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What Every Parent Should Know for the Elections

This is probably the most important email PASS will write this year. Two and a half years ago, we started PASS, in the hope that informed parents and other education supporters could change local public policy regarding education. On Tuesday, we are going to find out if

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Correcting the Free Press

PASS Parents and Friends: Last week, the Free Press ran a story that contained some pronounced factual errors, to the point that evidence cited in the article basically disproved the headline. We pointed it out to the FP, and they promised a correction. That correction didn’t appear

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Truth About Local Taxes

PASS Parents and Friends — (Dan here.) People who oppose additional investment in education often suggest that we can’t afford the tax burden required to support it. They say we struggle under our current tax rates, and that we just can’t afford to invest any more money

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Myth-busting: The 2012 Bonuses

PASS Parents and Friends: I would file this e-mail under “Searching for the Entire Truth” – because as we all know there is a lot of misleading statements and half-truths being thrown around and you are going to see more and more of it in the next

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Responding to Ms. Bailey and Deadline to Register to Vote

PASS Parents and Friends –(Dan here. I know it isn’t really my “turn” to email here, but this is kind of a point of personal privilege.) I am told that Friday night Cindy Bailey told a crowd of people that I say that compensation is the only

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Education Supporters?

PASS Parents and Friends ~ (Dan here.) As we begin election season, I thought I’d lay out exactly what PASS does and doesn’t do with respect to campaigns and elections. One of our goals is to help create better-informed and more engaged voters among parents and other

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Losing Home Equity to Unaccredited Schools

PASS Parents and Friends: Want to learn how non-accredited schools may have cost you thousands of dollars? Well, read on…..As you all have heard, this year W.W. Robinson Elementary and North Fork Middle School lost their statewide accreditation over their performance on SOL tests. Peter Muhlenberg Middle

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Important Dates for Voters.

PASS Parents and Friends: We decided to try something new and instead of sending you text, we’d send you a short video.  Please take a look and note the information below. https://youtu.be/JD8WaUq7sXE Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Register to Vote: Deadline is Monday, October 16 –

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SCPS Strategic Planning — Get Involved!

Hi PASS Parents and Friends!(Abby here) As you may know, every six years, SCPS develops a new strategic plan for local education. This is required by state law, but even if it weren’t, it would still be a good idea to take a step back and look

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