Dinniman announces $970K in education grants for Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two early childhood education organizations were awarded more than $970,000 in total state funding to expand pre-kindergarten programs in Chester County. “Quality early learning programs can help ensure that kids stay on the right track in school, their careers, and life,” said Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee....

UCF looks at Phys. Ed changes, new Sports Medicine class

Health, fitness proposals highlighted at board workshop By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The district’s physical education program, especially that at Unionville High School, as well as potential new joint venture with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to offer a sports medicine topped an athletically centered Board of Education work session, Monday. Members of the Unionville...

Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...

CASD eyes 2.1% tax hike, deal with CCIU for Gordon

Proposed increase in line with Act 1 limits By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Editor’s Note: Due to subsequent information, the tax increase rate, which was shown as 3.1% in some preliminary materials, was changed in the story to reflect the more accurate 2.1%. We apologize for the confusion. CALN – As a final proposed budget was approved to be displayed and advertised to...

Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair, Jan. 15

The 2015 Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair set for January 15 will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore camps, activities and local vendors and decide what will make for a fantastic summer. Pictured here, are attendees of last year’s fair. DOWNINGTOWN — Jump start your summer planning on Thursday, Jan. 15 with a night of food and fun at the Chester County Summer Adventures...

CCIU plans adult training open house, Jan. 7

DOWNINGTOWN – The Chester County Intermediate Unit will hold an open house for its adult training programs on Wednesday, January 7 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus. The address of the school is 443 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335. Adult training courses are offered in partnership with the Chester County Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania...

CCDC to hold open house, Oct. 22

COATESVILLE –The Child & Career Development Center (CCDC) will hold an Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. It will feature free workshops, campus tours and light refreshments. The school is located at 1525 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Families of current students as well as interested community members are invited to attend. Experts from the Chester County Intermediate Unit...

Second County Cup opens at Justice Center

Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Executive Director, of the Chester County Intermediate Unit cuts the ribbon to open the second County Cup location, this one at the county’s Justice Center, as staff and various luminaries, including County Commissioners Ryan Costello (left) and Kathi Cozzone (right) look on. WEST CHESTER — By ordering something as simple as a cup of coffee or a ham sandwich, customers...

CCIU camp exposes girls to robots, tech

Campers attending the Girls Explore Their Future show off their LEGO robotics. DOWNINGTOWN – The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) held the Summer Career Academies (SCA) at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus last week. The program offers more than 15 different academies that are engaging, fun and hands-on for fifth through eighth grade students. These camps are unique...

CCIU report backs Unionville admin. on residency issue

Four-month independent study supports both policy and questions about a specific case By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) said Tuesday its independent investigation of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s handling of residency issues revealed that the district acted in good faith and in a manner consistent with state law. The...