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Education

A desk of their own to ease remote learning for kids in need

As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home. So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them get through long ...

South Williamsport homecoming representatives

South Williamsport Area High School’s Homecoming festivities will take place during halftime ceremonies Friday at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium. The Mounties of South Williamsport will hots the Towanda Black Knights. A parade of convertibles will take place at 6:30 p.m. prior to the game, ...

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

CHICAGO — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these ...

Center receives grant to assist students with child care costs

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center was granted $92,118 from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce fees for eligible students whose children are enrolled at the early childhood education facility in 2020-21. The funding is known as a CCAMPIS ...

LHU dedicates grand bald eagle statue, gifted by Class of 1966

LOCK HAVEN — On Saturday, Oct. 3, Lock Haven University held a dedication ceremony for its new Bald Eagle Statue. The statue will be a focal point in the university’s Poorman Commons. It was funded as a gift to the university by alumni from the Class of 1966. The private ceremony was ...

Jersey Shore to use grant money for engineering program

The Jersey Shore Area School District has announced the receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. According to Steven Keen, the district’s High School prinicpal, the computers will be used in the CTE Engineering program to develop ...

Penn College to conduct virtual career fair

Pennsylvania College of Technology is connecting its real-world-ready students with eager prospective employers despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The college will conduct its annual Fall Career Fair virtually, Oct. 20-21, providing ample opportunity for students and employers to discuss ...

Students still enjoy a summer of virtual Governor’s School

For five weeks this past summer, while many students were wondering if they would ever be allowed to leave their houses because of the shutdown, Zachary Gottshall, Rory Oden, Bailey Stilts, Yu Gu and James Koconis spent most of their days attending virtual college courses as part of the ...

Pandemic poses unique challenges to Governor’s School

When the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences began planning in 2019 for this year’s session, they could not have anticipated that participants would not be able to be in-person at Carnegie Mellon University for this year’s school. “As soon as the year before ends, we ...

College librarian honored for leadership in statewide initiative

The assistant director of library services for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, the first academic library in the commonwealth to reach top-of-the-line Gold Star status in the PA Forward Star Library program, is among three recent recipients of a Certificate of Merit from ...

Brewing certificate begins Fall 2021 at Penn College

Brewers are always tinkering, crafting new and better beers, and the same can be said for the innovative brewing education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Starting in Fall 2021, the college’s brewing and fermentation science major is evolving from a two-year associate degree into a ...

CMHS senior competes in NASA competition

LOCK HAVEN — When a summer engineering program fell through due to COVID-19, Central Mountain High School senior Gianna Renzo and fellow participants decided to put their skills into another project. “Our team got to know each other online while we were applying to an engineering summer ...

While convoluted, ‘Tenet’ is ‘thoroughly enthralling’

(AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The ...

Sisters share journey to radiography degrees

Sisters Kierstin N. Bathurst, of Jersey Shore, and Marissa L. Bathurst, of Linden, shared yet another experience when they marched across the stage at a Pennsylvania College of Technology commencement ceremony on Aug. 7. The Bathursts, both petitioning to receive associate degrees in ...

Penn College adds master’s degree in nursing education

Pennsylvania College of Technology is set to begin accepting students into its newest master’s degree offering — a master of science in nursing for nursing education. The application for admission will open in January, with classes set to begin in Fall 2021. Created for the working nurse, ...

Motor glider sport aircraft donated to Penn College

A high-performance motor glider aircraft manufactured by Phoenix Air has been donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology for instructional purposes. Donors Farhad and Debi Saba gifted the Phoenix Air U-15, a single-engine, piston-powered aircraft to be used by faculty and students in the ...

Few Black teachers in county, but they make a difference

WASHINGTON, PA (AP) — “I always enjoyed school, and I enjoyed learning. I knew early on that academics was more of my route, and I was fortunate to have a family that encouraged me,” said Treg Campbell, an English teacher at Washington High School. Campbell’s passion for learning was ...

As more colleges stay online, students demand tuition cuts

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer As more universities abandon plans to reopen and decide instead to keep classes online this fall, it's leading to conflict between students who say they deserve tuition discounts and college leaders who insist remote learning is worth the full ...

Pennsylvania College of Technology grad helps ‘power’ New Jersey

The parental warning is etched in Lester Wrobel’s memory. In the midst of dropping him off at Pennsylvania College of Technology, his parents delivered a stark message before returning to their New Jersey home: “If you fail, head west, because we won’t be opening the door for ...