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The Lehigh Conference of Churches
Justice & Advocacy
Stand Up to Bullies!
Stand Up to Bullies: Bible Stories (a short list)
Other New Testament:
Responding to Domestic Violence
Responding to Gun Violence
Responding to Human Trafficking (sex and labor)
Responding to Systemic Racism in our Schools
- PA Senate Bill 851 "Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking" - would make anyone under age 18 immune from prosecution under state prostitution laws, and it would require the Pennsylvania Human Services Department to develop education and job-training programs, short-term housing, and offer counseling services to the victims of sex trafficking and forced labor.
Allentown School District (ASD)
- ASD Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF)
- ASD Annual Report 2012-13 (PDF)
- Allentown School District (Wikipedia)
- includes statistics on racial/ethic identity of students and academic performance in recent years
- The Allentown School District was ranked 486th in academic performance out of 500 Pennsylvania school districts in 2013 by the Pittsburgh Business Times, based on student academic achievement on the last three years of PSSA test results.
ASD rank was 485/500 in 2012.
- PA School Dropout Rates (grades 7-12):
- 2013-14 School Dropout Rates
- 2012-13 School Dropout Rates
In 2012-13, ASD had 2nd highest dropout rate of PA Public School Districts (5.72%)
In 2013-14, ASD had 4th highest dropout rate of PA Public School Districts (5.11%)
- Public School Graduates bound for college or other post-secondary education.
2013-14 Public School Graduates
2012-13 Public School Graduates
70.9% of ASD graduates were post-secondary bound in 2013-14 school year
- Allentown school board member angered colleagues met with group alleging rampant racism
(June 21, 2015)
- Community must join together, press Allentown School District for change
(Jude-Laure Denis, June 11, 2015)
- Allentown School District officials pressed to open community dialogue on race relations
(April 9, 2015)
- Allentown man ejected from school board meeting during spoken word poetry protest -- video
(re: Dejour Scott, April 10, 2014)
Look for updates to this list from time to time this fall.