Schools: Perkiomen Valley
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to reduce standardized testing in the state by two days has struck a responsive chord with the union that represents teachers in Perkiomen Valley and other area school districts.
Starting in a new school can be tough on students. Parents can make it easier. Ensure incoming freshman, sixth graders and kindergarteners in Perkiomen Valley schools attend orientation.
Students who attend Perkiomen Valley, Spring-Ford, and Phoenixville high schools are among those most challenged in the nation to perform at higher academic levels, according to an annual Washington Post newspaper analysis.