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Education acronyms crossword puzzle

By C . Anne Herald

School directors beginning their service have many education acronyms to learn . They will quickly become conversational shorthand in school board and education discussions . To present these acronyms in a fun way , they are featured as the theme for this crossword puzzle . It will present a greater challenge than a typical crossword because the only clues given are the acronyms for common education terms . The source for these acronyms is the PSBA handbook , Essentials of School Board Service : A Guide to Surviving Your First Year .

There are a total of 28 clues , 15 across and 13 down . A hint for the acronyms - PDE , PIAA and PSSA is that the letter “ P ” stands for Pennsylvania and will appear in the crossword as PA instead of Pennsylvania .
The answer key and an alphabetic listing of the acronyms with what they stand for can be found at the end of this issue on page 51 .
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ACROSS 1 STEM 6 CYS 9 DPH 14 EI 16 PT 17 PDE 19 GED 20 AYP 21 IU 23 AUP 24 BEC 25 IEP 26 PIAA 27 LRE 28 ESY
DOWN 2 MDT 3 HQT 4 CTC 5 AVTS 7 LEA 8 OT 10 SY 11 PSSA 12 CBA 13 ESL 15 AED 18 SD 22 EL
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January / February 2022 PSBA Bulletin 37