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School Board Approves Cell Tower at District Operations Center

School Board Approves Cell Tower at District Operations Center

The Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors must approve the measure before it moves forward.
Potential Teacher Strike Averted as District, Union Reach Agreement

Potential Teacher Strike Averted as District, Union Reach Agreement

Both parties are scheduled to vote on the agreement on Aug. 26, the district announced on its website.
Central Bucks' Last Day of School, Graduation is June 20

Central Bucks' Last Day of School, Graduation is June 20

There's just one week of school left for Central Bucks School District students.
Five CB South Track Team Members Honored in Harrisburg

Five CB South Track Team Members Honored in Harrisburg

Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) presented the team members with legislative citations for their accomplishments.
Strong Possibility of CB Teacher Strike This Fall, Superintendent Says

Strong Possibility of CB Teacher Strike This Fall, Superintendent Says

At issue is paychecks and how much they’ll increase.
Bucks County Principal Under Fire for Using Photo of Ellen on Invitation

Bucks County Principal Under Fire for Using Photo of Ellen on Invitation

"I need every single invitation returned and I will personally destroy them," St. Andrew Elementary School Principal Nancy Matteo wrote in an apology email to parents.
Should Central Bucks Serve Coffee in Schools?

Should Central Bucks Serve Coffee in Schools?

One local parent says no.
Resident Who Speaks Six Languages to Address Crowd at BCCC Graduation

Resident Who Speaks Six Languages to Address Crowd at BCCC Graduation

Doylestown resident Julia Peoples has been selected as the student speaker during Bucks County Community College's commencement ceremony.
New Principals Appointed at Holicong, Tohickon

New Principals Appointed at Holicong, Tohickon

Kevin Shillingford will be principal at Holicong Middle School as of July. Kevin Marton will become principal at Tohickon Middle School.
PA Organization Holding Statewide Substance-Free Social Media Contest

PA Organization Holding Statewide Substance-Free Social Media Contest

Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania, a dropout-prevention organization, will hold three social media contests for high school students.
Bridge Valley to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Daily Activities

Bridge Valley to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Daily Activities

The celebrations will begin April 28 and go through May 2.
Tuition Increase Approved at BCCC

Tuition Increase Approved at BCCC

A resident of Bucks County will pay $130 a credit in the fall, an increase of $7.
Holicong Middle School to Host Locks-of-Love Hair Drive

Holicong Middle School to Host Locks-of-Love Hair Drive

Students grades 7 to 9 and teacher volunteers will donate 10 inches of their hair Tuesday.
Central Bucks to Hold Meetings on New Elementary Report Cards

Central Bucks to Hold Meetings on New Elementary Report Cards

The Central Bucks School District has scheduled three informational meetings about the revised elementary report card system.
Should School Start Later In The Morning?

Should School Start Later In The Morning?

New study cites "clear benefits for students whose high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later."
PSU Trustee Resigns, Says They Never Should Have Fired Paterno

PSU Trustee Resigns, Says They Never Should Have Fired Paterno

"I will always regret that my name is attached to that rush to injustice.”
Former Penn State President Dies at 81

Former Penn State President Dies at 81

Joab Thomas, the university’s 15th president, retired in 1995.
Tohickon Middle School Plans Health Fair

Tohickon Middle School Plans Health Fair

Parents and community members are invited.
Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Following the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook in 2012, high school students in Newtown, Conn., will now receive mental health screenings.
Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

The Princeton Review has selected the 150 colleges it says are the best value for students.