EDUCATION
Marywood University to host presentation on teachers’ strikes

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s School Leadership Academy will host a presentation titled, “Leading in the Best Interest of the Student: Addressing a Culture of Strikes in Pennsylvania Schools,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Comerford Theatre in the Center of Natural and Health Sciences. This event is free to attend and open […]

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Dallas School Board denies union grievance against docking pay for strike

DALLAS TWP. — The teachers union president stormed from the meeting room Monday after the Dallas School Board voted to deny a grievance. The union filed the grievance in response to the board’s June decision to deduct seven unworked days from teachers’ salaries, which would recoup the district nearly $500,000 in wages, healthcare and pensions. […]

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Dallas board votes to deduct teachers’ salaries for strike days not worked

DALLAS TWP. — Dallas School District teachers will have their salaries deducted for seven unworked days, according to a resolution the school board passed with a 6-to-1-vote and two members abstaining Monday. The Dallas Education Association contract, executed on April 11, 2011, requires teachers to work 185 days, of which 180 are student instructional days. […]

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Champagne brunch honors moms by helping them get a college degree

DALLAS — At a Mother’s Day brunch at Misericordia University, mothers were recognized in more ways than one. The university held its second annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch and Fundraiser on Sunday morning, with all proceeds benefitting the university’s Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program. Katherine Pohlidal, director of the Women with Children Program, […]

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DeVos appointment as Secretary of Education causes concern at Lake-Lehman

LEHMAN TWP. — The Lake-Lehman School Board on Monday discussed how future education-related decisions made by state and federal officialscould affect the district. At the beginning of the meeting, Superintendent James McGovern took a moment to address attendees aboutPresident Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. McGovern said he has received calls […]

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Crossing the line: Sexual misconduct cases increasing at Luzerne County schools

She was in the lunch line when she felt the teacher’s touch. What was he doing, she wondered, as the burly educator ran his broad hands over her shoulders and began to rub. The sophomore at Coughlin High School didn’t have him as a teacher, but had started noticing him in the halls as she […]

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Rose Brader Scholarship winners announced

http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Brader-Scholarship.jpg The Rose Brader Scholarship, established by the Auxiliary of Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, encourages and provides financial assistance to students who wish to pursue an education in the field of rehabilitation medicine. 2016 scholarship winners are, from left, first row, Mikayla Klimas, of Harding, Misericordia University; Anthony D’Eliseo, of Laflin, Misericordia University; and […]

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Dietrich Theater hosts Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program

By Elizabeth Baumeister ebaumeister@timesleader.com From left, Nora Sobeck, 4, and Geri Sobeck, both of Tunkhannock, make a spider-themed craft during the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program at the Dietrich Theater. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP-Little-People-2.jpgFrom left, Nora Sobeck, 4, and Geri Sobeck, both of Tunkhannock, make a spider-themed craft during the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s […]

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Lake-Lehman Foundation to host fourth annual Bowl-a-Thon

For Dallas Post LEHMAN TWP. — The Lake-Lehman Foundation will host its fourth annual Bowl-a-Thon at Back Mountain Bowl, 3555 Memorial Highway, Dallas, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The event is open to the public. Registration is $60 for a team of four bowlers and will include two games of bowling, shoe rental, […]

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Dallas Middle School announces honor roll for second marking period

For Dallas Post DALLAS TWP. — Jeffrey D. Shaffer, principal, Dallas Middle School, announces the honor roll for the second marking period. Honors with distinction – 98 to 100, no grade below 74; first honors – 93 to 97, no grade below 74; second honors – 88 to 92, no grade below 74. SIXTH GRADE […]

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