EDUCATION
Students learn valuable skills at Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center

The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) offers students the opportunity to experience real life, hands-on training. The SCCTC is the main source of Career & Technical Education for all of Susquehanna County and parts of Wyoming County. The center offers a number of educational opportunities to high school students and adults to enable […]

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Marywood University to host presentation on teachers’ strikes

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s School Leadership Academy will host a presentation titled, “Leading in the Best Interest of the Student: Addressing a Culture of Strikes in Pennsylvania Schools,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Comerford Theatre in the Center of Natural and Health Sciences. This event is free to attend and open […]

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Students encouraged to enter poster contest regarding alcohol awareness

HARRISBURG — In an effort to continue the dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 26th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are […]

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Penn State University alumni professionals recognized for efforts

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations honored alumni professionals from the northeast region for their efforts in organizing programs that bring Penn State alumni and friends together from throughout their area and the state. Recognized by their colleagues from across the university with the 2017 Teamwork and Collaboration Award […]

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Clarks Summit’s Jacqueline Pesavento serving as student teacher

SCRANTON — Jacqueline Pesavento, of Clarks Summit, is among 18 education majors from The University of Scranton serving as student teachers during the fall semester at 11 different local schools, which include the following six school districts: Forest City Regional, Lakeland, North Pocono, Scranton, Valley View and Wayne Highlands. From left, first row, are Jade […]

8 Comments - 8:37 am

Abington Heights Education Association announces end to teachers’ union strike

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Abington Heights Education Association (AHEA) President Tim Moher announced during the district’s school board meeting Sept. 20 that its teachers will return to the classrooms Friday, ending an eight-day strike. The AHEA represents and negotiates on behalf of the teachers, counselors and school nurses of the Abington Heights School District. “Now […]

8 Comments - 5:04 pm

Abington Heights strike continues as union, district can’t agree on contract

CLARKS SUMMIT — As the Abington Heights Education Association’s (AHEA) strike surpasses one week, the teachers’ union and school board remain apart on salary and benefits. The sides have met twice since the AHEA began its strike Sept. 12 and are scheduled to meet again Thursday, Sept. 21. The AHEA represents and negotiates on behalf […]

8 Comments - 8:13 pm

Board members, AHEA to discuss proposals for new teachers’ contract tonight

CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of the Abington Heights Education Association (AHEA) and Abington Heights School Board are scheduled to meet this evening in an attempt to come to terms on a new contact and end the teachers’ union strike which began Sept. 12. Abington Heights Superintendent Michael Mahon is optimistic the sides will be able […]

8 Comments - 4:09 pm

Abington Heights Education Association begins strike Sept. 12

CLARKS SUMMIT — The classrooms in the six schools of the Abington Heights School District were empty Tuesday after members of the school board and teachers’ union were unable to come to terms on a new teachers’ contract. According to Abington Heights Education Association (AHEA) President Tim Moher, the teachers’ strike will go on, day […]

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Abington Heights schools to be closed Sept. 12 due to teachers’ union strike

CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Heights Superintendent of Schools Michael Mahon and Abington Heights Education Association (AHEA) President Tim Moher confirmed that all schools in the district will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 12 as the result of a strike by the teachers’ union. According to Moher, the strike will go on day by day, until further […]

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