“The mental health facility for Cumberland County is the Cumberland County Prison,” said Cumberland County District Attorney Skip Ebert. “It’s a major problem.”
High school students were the primary locations in the vast majority of the racial/ethnic intimidation cases reported by Cumberland County school districts over the past four years.
Thirty-one cases of racial/ethnic intimidation involving students were reported in Cumberland County schools from 2015-16 to 2018-19.
The Sentinel takes a Closer Look at inclusion and diversity tolerance education in Cumberland County public schools with a four-day series from Education Reporter Joseph Cress.
MAGA hats and shirts served as teachable moments in the lead-up to the November 2016 election.
Ashley Knight said she suspected that, deep down, the boy was racist toward black people.
Max Astrachan said he wonders where ignorance ends and prejudice begins in other students.
The teacher sets the tone as classroom manager, establishing early on what behaviors will not be tolerated, said Michael Gogoj, director of curriculum and instruction for Carlisle. He said skillful teachers look for teachable moments that engage students in meaningful classroom discussion.
The Sentinel examines inclusion and diversity tolerance education in public schools in this eight-story series spread over four days.
Cumberland Valley is using a school climate survey developed by the U.S. Department of Education that asks for opinions about safety, discipline and the learning environment within each of its schools. The goal is to use the survey results to develop action plans and training modules that the district can then implement as early as December.
In schools across Cumberland County, student groups have formed to take on the challenge of improving the social climate within their buildings.
The Sentinel takes a Closer Look at the census as it rolls into Cumberland County and across the country in 2020:
Census Day may not be until April 1, 2020, but there is already work behind the scenes to make this decennial census an easy one for the bureau and residents alike.
Cindy Dwyer may be the county’s representative for the U.S. Census Bureau, but she knows she reacts like many others when it comes to a knock at the door.
For Cindy Dwyer, the 2020 census started out as just an opportunity to get out of the house.
According to supporters, the lengthy amendment embodies a simple concept: that victims’ rights should be protected as strongly as defendants’ rights. Critics, however, say that slogan ignores due process concerns for defendants and improperly vague language in the amendment.
The five state representatives whose districts include Cumberland County have indicated a reluctance to back bills that would curb the rights of gun owners.
Some counties have received so many more guns thanks to the law that they have encountered storage issues.
Experts provided tips on how to store your weapons in your car safely.
Preemption prevents towns from passing their own gun control measures, and is the reason Pennsylvania cities are often sued when they tackle the topic.
The road was part of a trade route that extended from Pittsburgh east to Philadelphia. Freighters would come through hauling salt, iron and other products on the backs of hundreds of pack horses.
The steering committee is not going into the study with any preconceived notions, but there's one idea that stands out as a possible goal for South Middleton: turning the corridor into a town center.
In their lifetimes, Walnut Bottom Road has changed drastically from mostly farm fields to now mostly commercial retail and office space near the Carlisle Borough border.
“They’re very time consuming, taking a lot of manpower,” Cumberland County District Attorney Skip Ebert said. “It takes a large commitment.”
The wheels on the bus were going round and round long before the first day of school.
Every Pennsylvania school district operates on a fiscal year that starts on July 1 and ends June 30, a cycle funded by an annual budget each school board approves in June.
Teachers routinely use the summer as an opportunity to take college-level courses tied to certification and professional development or to tackle a second job to earn more money.
This package from reporter Joshua Vaughn originally ran in September of 2016. With Strawser's trial continuing Tuesday in Franklin County, we are republishing the package to provide background for the court case.
When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading. Schools, literary nonprofits and philanthropists often focus on encouraging students to be strong readers with solid comprehension skills.