Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) said today that five local schools within the 110th District will each receive $35,000 as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart Initiative. The PAsmart Initiative provided $8.7 million in grants to 765 schools across the Commonwealth to boost career-readiness. The targeted grants represent the next phase ofContinue Reading

Edward Albert is in his third year as executive director of Pennsylvania Association for Rural and Small Schools (PARSS). The former superintendent of the Tulpehocken Area School District in Berks County took a decidedly hands-on approach to his new job and embarked on road trips to personally visit all ofContinue Reading

Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) reported that the House passed legislation this week that would remove the heavy focus on standardized testing as a requirement to graduate and instead allow students various options to show proficiency in pursuing their own career paths. “This is excellent news,” said Fritz. “This legislation wouldContinue Reading

Submitted Article The Bradford County Conservation District is once again announcing the availability of the Ernest Manchester Memorial Scholarship to Bradford County college students. College students in their 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor degree program or their 2nd year of an Associate degree program, and pursuing a degree inContinue Reading

Submitted Article Five educational facilities offering child care to families in Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna counties will benefit from state grants offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to a press release from the office of Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). The department’s Office of Child Development and Early LearningContinue Reading

The House approved legislation, House Bill 564, authored by Rep. Karen Boback (Wyoming, Luzerne, Lackawana), requiring students to take a civics assessment before they graduate. “I’m ecstatic this bill, after many years of hard work, is finally heading to the governor,” says Boback. “The need for increased civics education is warranted,Continue Reading

The late Hazelle Brooks did everything in her power to make sure that Mehoopany would always have a school. A new organization seeks to ensure that the wishes of beloved teacher and librarian (above) are honored by repurposing the Mehoopany Elementary School Building (top) after it is closed by the TunkhannockContinue Reading

People representing a variety of entities joined Penn State/Wilkes-Barre staff members in Towanda for a ribbon cutting (top) by Chancellor Dr. Charles Davis marking the opening of a new learning center there. Chris Brown, Economic Development Specialist for the Progress Authority (above, right), officially welcomed the new tenants, including DavisContinue Reading

High school seniors residing in Sen. Lisa Baker’s district who are interested in receiving a $12,000 annual legislative scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military College are encouraged to apply for the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative through Baker’s Office. The selected recipient will receive guaranteed admission and aContinue Reading