December 28, 2012 |
If every week of the year had a slogan, this week's would be: "Out with the old, in with the new. " But if you're making room for a new TV or laptop, you can't just chuck the old ones in the trash. Most electronic devices contain toxic elements like lead, mercury, silicon, and cadmium that can contaminate landfills. The plastic on the outside and the precious metals on the inside should be recycled - and might even bring in a profit for a local charity. Perhaps more important, starting Jan. 24, Pennsylvania laws will bar putting computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, or TVs in with the regular trash.
October 16, 1999 |
Riverside High will have to forfeit two football victories because it used an ineligible player. The NJSIAA has penalized the Rams for using the player in a 35-0 win over Maple Shade on Sept. 25 and a 42-7 triumph over Palmyra on Oct. 2. Instead of being 3-1, the Rams are now 1-3. School officials declined to comment, saying that all questions on the matter should be directed to the NJSIAA. "The forfeits will stand," Boyd Sands, the NJSIAA executive director, said yesterday.
June 22, 1988 |
Beginning with those who enroll in September, students who graduate with an associate in applied science degree in high technology from Camden County College will be guaranteed admission to the junior class in the industrial technology program at Glassboro State College. John TenBrook, dean of business administration and high technology at Camden County College, said the 65 or 66 credits received by students awarded the associate's degree at Camden County College would be accepted toward a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology at Glassboro.
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.
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.