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Keystone Quiz
What are you most looking forward to accomplishing this school year ?
BACK TO SCHOOL : AT A GLANCE

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Keystone Quiz

By what percentage did Pennsylvania ’ s population grow between 2010 and 2020 : 1.7 %, 2.4 % or 3.1 %?
Can you name the state dog ?
What heating source do most Pennsylvania homes ( 51.1 %) utilize ?
Which county in Pennsylvania is the least populated ?
How many farms can be found across the state ?
Answers 1 . 2.4 % 2 . Great Dane 3 . Gas 4 . Cameron 5 . 53,000
Question of the issue :

What are you most looking forward to accomplishing this school year ?

This current school year will continue to present many challenges to school boards . It is my hope that we all remember that we set the example as community leaders and adults to unite as we work for academic , emotional and personal success for all students . After all , today ’ s students are tomorrow ’ s leaders . Dr . Michael Panza board president , Moniteau School Board ( Butler Co .)
I ’ m looking forward to watching our students thrive in the new normal . Moreover , I ’ m excited to watch them as they turn some of last year ’ s hardships into opportunities . We have outstanding and resilient students in our district , and I ’ m excited to see them resume their education , complete with the extracurricular activities . Bethanne Zeigler board recording secretary , secretary to the superintendent and supervisor of educational secretaries , Shikellamy School District ( Northumberland Co .)
Next question :
What do you see as a mark ( s ) of success as a school board director ? To submit answers to the “ Question of the issue ,” send an email to Jackie Inouye at jackie . inouye @ psba . org by November 8 , 2021 . Submissions should be kept to 50 words or less .
BACK TO SCHOOL : AT A GLANCE
Want a quick look at the school year and how it compares to previous recent years ? The National Center for Education Statistics ’ Back-to-School Fast Fact provides a data snapshot . Here are a few national stats of interest .

48.1

MILLION
The number of students who attended public elementary and secondary schools in fall 2020 .

3.7

MILLION
The number of students projected to have graduated from high school in the 2018-19 school year .

43 PERCENT

The percentage of grade 4 and grade 8 students who were enrolled in remote instruction in February 2021 . In May 2021 , 26 % of students in these grades were enrolled in remote instruction .

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MILLION
The number of teachers in public schools in fall 2019 .
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