Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is accepting applications and registration for the fall 2014 semester, which starts Wednesday, August 27th. Registration at the public, two-year college must be completed by Monday, August 25th.

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Why our Industrial Age schools are failing our Information Age kids


submitted By Ginny Grimsley, National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts

In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75% can’t do math, according to the recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation Grants announces grant recipients

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently announced recipients for its 2013-2014 grants. Led by a group of dedicated volunteer board members, the foundation gives out annual grants with the goal of improving education quality within the Neshaminy School District. This year, the foundation gave out $13,793 worth of grants ranging from $180 to $2500, in support of 14 projects at eight schools throughout the district.

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FBA scholarship winners

Samantha Roberts and Jasmin Tharakan, both of Feasterville, (seated left and right) share a congratulatory moment after being awarded $1,200 college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association. Sharing the moment (back row, from left) are, Rose McMenamin, president of the FBA and scholarship committee co-chairperson, Linda Pupkiewicz, corresponding secretary and scholarship committee co-chair, Mike Wielehowski, golf committee chair and scholarship committee member, Charles Roman, a committee member, and Ed Shannon, a member of the FBA executive board and Lower Southampton Township supervisor.

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First annual Morrisville Science Fair asks the hard questions

Young scientists could be seen all over the Morrisville Intermediate/Senior High School cafeteria demonstrating their projects to family, friends and judges. Through the funding of Morrisville School District 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the PTO, the first Morrisville Science Fair was held recently. Thirty-two students in the third through sixth grades showed off their science experiments.

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STEM Fair encourages interest in science and tech topics

The annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fair at William Penn Middle School in Yardley gives a unique opportunity for student to show off their interest in STEM fields. This year’s fair encouraged the students to bring their science and technology interests to the Fair as well as “inventions” that can help their daily lives.

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“Fizz, Boom, Read!” this summer with the Bucks County Library System

As the school year winds down, the Bucks County Library System looks forward to its busiest time: the Summer Reading Program, which kicks off on Saturday, June 21st. This year’s theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” explores all types of science topics from robots to experiments and engineering and more. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Fred Beans Automotive and is open to children and teens, from preschool to 18-years-old, with various events, story times, and performances planned throughout the seven-week program.

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GSK Science in the Summer™ brings 
physical science/electricity to elementary students at Bucks libraries

Bucks County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™. This free and fun experiment-oriented program is taught by certified teachers to groups of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I) and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GSK Science in the Summer is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

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Council Rock receives US Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School District Award

The United States Department of Education, along with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, recently announced that Council Rock School District is one of nine school districts in the country to be named 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District.

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Odyssey of the Mind team prepares to rule at World Finals

For the past six months, seven students from the New Hope-Solebury Middle School have been developing their creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. While these skills are valued by educators in school, this team has been voluntarily working outside of the normal school day to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, (OM). OM is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving experiences for teams of students in four divisions, from kindergarten through college.

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