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Pennsylvania Colleges Clean Up in U.S. News Rankings

Pennsylvania Colleges Clean Up in U.S. News Rankings

Pennsylvania colleges and universities earned a number of the top spots.
PHOTOS: Penn State Celebrates Lifting of NCAA Sanctions

PHOTOS: Penn State Celebrates Lifting of NCAA Sanctions

The football team is immediately postseason eligible, and scholarships will be back for the 2015-16 season.
'I Love You and I Believe in You': Teacher's Letter Goes Viral in Wake of Tragedy

'I Love You and I Believe in You': Teacher's Letter Goes Viral in Wake of Tragedy

A letter by teacher Tom Cunningham has gone viral as the Council Rock community mourns the death of three 15-year-olds.
MCCC, Kutztown University Sign 'Reverse Transfer' Agreement

MCCC, Kutztown University Sign 'Reverse Transfer' Agreement

The agreement is the first of its kind between a community college and a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Post-Graduation Plans for Norristown's Top Students

Post-Graduation Plans for Norristown's Top Students

The post-graduation plans of the Top 10 students from the Class of 2014.
Devon Prep Prepares to Graduate Class of 2014

Devon Prep Prepares to Graduate Class of 2014

The school's seniors earned more than $5.3 million in academic scholarships.
Norristown Schools Closed Tuesday for Election Day

Norristown Schools Closed Tuesday for Election Day

The schools are closed as a security measure.
Local Penn State Alumni Association to Honor Paterno at June Gala

Local Penn State Alumni Association to Honor Paterno at June Gala

Local artist Daniel Duffy has created artwork honoring the JoePa legacy at Penn State. The 409 wins serve as the focal point of the piece.
MCCC Selected for Nationwide Job Training Initiative

MCCC Selected for Nationwide Job Training Initiative

The Walmart Foundation is providing a $4.19 million three-year grant to support the initiative with $2.67 million directly supporting community colleges.
MCCC Budget Proposes $5 Per Credit Increase for 2014-2015

MCCC Budget Proposes $5 Per Credit Increase for 2014-2015

If the 3.2 percent increase is approved, full-time students would pay $1,896 a semester to attend.
Not So Fast: Spring Break Will Not Start Monday

Not So Fast: Spring Break Will Not Start Monday

Students will now report to school on April 14, 15 and 16 to make up snow days.
Transfer of Credit Policy Expands Degree Access for Adult Students

Transfer of Credit Policy Expands Degree Access for Adult Students

Students can now transfer up to 75 percent of their credits earned from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions back to MCCC to complete an associate’s degree or certificate.
Community Invited to Student Art Exhibit

Community Invited to Student Art Exhibit

More than 85 Montgomery County Community College students will be displaying their artwork in the show.
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.
MCCC Awarded for College-Wide Commitment to Student Success

MCCC Awarded for College-Wide Commitment to Student Success

The school has been honored with a national award.
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.
Kick Off St. Paddy's Day with Traditional Irish, Scottish Music

Kick Off St. Paddy's Day with Traditional Irish, Scottish Music

Montgomery County Community College will host Road to the Isles for two performances leading up to Saint Patrick's Day.
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.”