January 14, 1990 |
Bensalem school officials said last week they were surprised by the quick and large response from teachers to plans for the first graduate-level course to be offered by the school district's Bensalem Academy. Originally, there was to be room for 23 teachers, but the course drew interest from 31 teachers in the first three days it was advertised, Assistant Superintendent David Archibald told the school board Wednesday during the monthly agenda meeting. Because of the surge of interest in the course, called "Writing Across the Curriculum With Computers," the board decided to split the course into two groups to be taught by two computer teachers.
August 20, 2010 |
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Christie pushed New Jersey a big step forward in the race to become the first state to erect offshore wind turbines. Legislators said the action could bring hundreds of green-energy jobs to Paulsboro, which they hope will become a hub of turbine manufacturing. Christie hopes to secure the title of first in the nation to attract developers and manufacturers associated with wind power. The law applies the same tool that helped the state become second, behind California, in solar-power.
November 23, 1986 |
The Springfield High School Class of 1990 will have to meet new graduation requirements because the school board voted 6-0, with three members absent, to adopt a new policy at last week's meeting. But the new policy is not much different from the old policy, which was far tougher than that required by the state, according to Superintendent of Schools Charles McLaughlin. "Eighty-five to ninety percent of our students were already fulfilling or exceeding the requirements set forth by the state board of education," McLaughlin said after the Thursday night meeting.
November 26, 1989 |
The Bensalem Township school board decided on Tuesday to establish an academy where its teachers could take graduate-level courses, but only for a probationary period of one year. Assistant Superintendent David Archibald, who serves on the staff development committee that proposed the academy in August 1988, said the probationary period would allay the board's concerns over the financial impact the Bensalem Academy for Professional Development would have. Archibald said he expected the administration to come back to the board in December with a request to run the first academy course early next year.
September 1, 2014 |
Jonathan Jusino spent his first year out of high school as a stock clerk and sales associate at a clothing store, and found it unfulfilling. "I noticed there was no future for me in the work I was doing," he said. So Jusino enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia last fall as a first step in pursuing a teaching career. With his financial aid, it would have taken him three years to get his associate's degree. But a program introduced by the college this semester will allow him to finish in 21/2.
April 30, 1992 |
The former zoning officer of Phoenixville Borough took the stand in his conspiracy and theft trial yesterday and testified that he was following established procedures of the borough manager in giving credits to developers. Robert Carter, who headed the codes enforcement office until he was dismissed Feb. 12, 1991, testified in Chester County Court that then-Borough Manager William Herman told him to facilitate development in the borough by working with developers. "I also made attempts to facilitate (building)
February 28, 1991 |
A master's degree by home video and teaching credits earned at Disney World have Interboro School District Superintendent Edmond Sacchetti seeing red. During Tuesday's school board meeting, Sacchetti said district teachers were asking the district to reimburse tuition costs for graduate courses. That is permitted by union contract, he said, but the way the courses were given bothered him. "I have a paper here from Carlow College near Pittsburgh which offers a three-credit course called "Assertive Discipline and Beyond" in 15 half-hour video lessons," Sacchetti said.
October 18, 1993 |
A college that grants credits to students in recognition of their "life experience" can't suddenly back out of the bargain, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled. The court last week reversed an order by a Montgomery County judge, who had decided that Chestnut Hill College had acted properly when it revoked the credits awarded to Joseph Britt after he enrolled in a master's degree program in 1987. The county court said last year that Britt did not have "a vested right in receiving a degree" under the life-experience credit program, often used by colleges to attract older students.
May 7, 1986 |
Reliance Insurance Co. yesterday reported net income of $12.5 million for the first quarter, compared with income of $16.2 million in the first quarter of 1985. The Philadelphia insurer and its subsidiaries, which include property-and- casualty, title and life-insurance operations, had an operating loss of $878,000 before a tax benefit of $3 million and a realized gain on investments of $10.4 million, the company said. CHEMCLEAR INC. The Wayne processor of liquid waste reported record revenues and earnings for the first quarter, which ended March 31. The company had earnings before taxes and extraordinary credits of $446,426 on revenues of $4.5 million.
March 4, 1987 |
An ambitious program to preserve about a fourth of Lumberton Township as farmland is in jeopardy now, said Mayor Donald I. Bryan, the chief architect of the plan. Both landowners and politicians are holding back support of the complicated plan, and Bryan said he would not attempt to introduce the measure until he knew it would have a chance to pass. Critics say that the program is too late and that development pressures have driven land values up too high and made farming unprofitable.