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Federal Judge Dismisses Central Bucks Blogging Teacher's Suit

Natalie Munro claims her First Amendment rights were violated when she was terminated in 2012 over controversial blog posts.
Neshaminy to Consider Breathalyzer Policy

Neshaminy to Consider Breathalyzer Policy

The Neshaminy school board is considering allowing district personnel to use a breathalyzer if a student appears intoxicated at after school or special events.
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.
Bus Trip to Flower Show Planned

Bus Trip to Flower Show Planned

The Bucks County Community College Social Science Club is coordinating a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Downingtown Area School District’s video is a take on Billy Joel’s “Allentown.”
Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

This year's national theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
MLK Essay Contest Deadline is Jan. 31; $300 in Prizes to be Awarded

MLK Essay Contest Deadline is Jan. 31; $300 in Prizes to be Awarded

United Way of Bucks County is hosting their fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest for students in Bucks County.
BCCC Closes Campus Early, Postpones Walk-In Registration

BCCC Closes Campus Early, Postpones Walk-In Registration

The deadline for online registration has also been extended to 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
Reports: PSU Coach Bill O’Brien Leaving for the Texans?

Reports: PSU Coach Bill O’Brien Leaving for the Texans?

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is on the short list for the Houston Texans' top spot, according to multiple reports.
BCCC Holding Two Admissions Information Sessions in January

BCCC Holding Two Admissions Information Sessions in January

The sessions are scheduled for Jan 3 and 8 at the Newtown Campus.
Bucks County Community College Closed Tuesday

Bucks County Community College Closed Tuesday

Day and evening classes are cancelled.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
BCCC Accepting Applications for Provost

BCCC Accepting Applications for Provost

The provost serves as the chief academic officer for the college and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs.
Bucks County Native Selected as Rhodes Scholar

Bucks County Native Selected as Rhodes Scholar

Alexander G. Wang of Doylestown is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from throughout the country.
Neshaminy Mascot Saga Continues

Neshaminy Mascot Saga Continues

The Philadelphia Inquirer took on the issue in a recent editorial.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.