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Montco Students Fed Dog Treats by Recess Aide

Montco Students Fed Dog Treats by Recess Aide

About 75 Montgomery County fourth graders were given pet treats by a part-time recess aide at the New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School.
Catholic School Teachers Reach Labor Agreement

Catholic School Teachers Reach Labor Agreement

A new one-year contract was ratified Thursday.
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.
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.
Two-Hour Delay for Pottstown Schools Monday

Two-Hour Delay for Pottstown Schools Monday

A major winter storm is expected Sunday night into Monday.
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.”
MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

Students from around the region enjoyed academic success.
MLK Day of Service Kicks off MCCC’s ‘50 Acts of Kindness’

MLK Day of Service Kicks off MCCC’s ‘50 Acts of Kindness’

Nearly 150 people volunteered at three different sites in Montgomery County.
MCCC Introduces New Certificate Programs in Emerging STEM Disciplines

MCCC Introduces New Certificate Programs in Emerging STEM Disciplines

The median salary for biological technicians ranged from $33,630 to $45,380 in 2012.
Some Human Fun at Robot Competition

Some Human Fun at Robot Competition

Pottstown students competed at a robotics competition in York.
Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

This year's national theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."