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Old 09-27-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh Business Times 2008 Rankings:

http://www.svsd.net/important-news/important_news_attachments/pbt_state_rank_2008.pdf (broken link)

If the link fails for any reason, you can access it this way:

SV State Ranking Increases — Seneca Valley School District (http://www.svsd.net/important-news/in_13may08a - broken link)
All the best school districts are in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia...you have to go all the way to the upper 20s to find a school district from somewhere else!
Amazing.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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They don't call it Pennsyltucky for nothin'!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Default Farmer's Market

Which are the most popular Farmer's markets in metro Philadelphia?
Most popular for local food?
Most popular for international food?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey *public* college education. Please grade or score them for:
- options
- generally in-state students get admitted
- student experience
- prestige/ranking
(For anyone making decisions on where to live using this as a criterion. Grade for the whole state, not for each institution. Thanks!)
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Rutgers is superior to Penn State (and Pitt) and Princeton is superior to Penn or Carnegie Mellon. That covers the notable public and private schools in the two states in one sentence.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Rutgers is superior to Penn State (and Pitt) and Princeton is superior to Penn or Carnegie Mellon. That covers the notable public and private schools in the two states in one sentence.
That statement is certainly debatable not to mention possibly irrelevant to potential PA residents who wouldn't qualify for in-state NJ tuition.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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The most popular farmers' market in the city proper has to be the Reading Terminal Market located in the heart of Center City (downtown) next to the Convention Center. Second place may be the Italian Market just south of downtown in South Philly.

I have to admit that I'm not knowledgeable enough about suburban farmers' markets or to differentiate between local/international emphasis.



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Which are the most popular Farmer's markets in metro Philadelphia?
Most popular for local food?
Most popular for international food?
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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I don't think it's really debatable but you told me not to make NJ vs PA threads.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey *public* college education. Please grade or score them for:
- options
- generally in-state students get admitted
- student experience
- prestige/ranking
(For anyone making decisions on where to live using this as a criterion. Grade for the whole state, not for each institution. Thanks!)
PA has an extensive state-funded university system with schools located all over. West Chester is the closest example to the Philly metro. Penn State and University of Pittsburgh both also have many satellite campuses. Temple, located in North Philly, has two satellite campuses in PA (Ambler and Center City) and one in Japan as well. Penn State may be the most competitive state school to get into overall but it's not quite like UNC or UVA. The rest should be moderately attainable for any decent student. I would suggest searching for "Pennsylvania state colleges" online.

I won't even pretend to know a lot about NJ's state system but I do know that Rutgers (especially its main New Brunswick campus) and the College of New Jersey (located just outside Trenton) are standouts.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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I don't think it's really debatable but you told me not to make NJ vs PA threads.
Thank you for continuing to honor that request.
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