State Rep. Says Common Core Standards Should Not Be Feared

A local State lawmaker says the Federal Government is not trying to implement new education standards through something called Common Core. State Rep. Paul Clymer chairs the House Education Committee says local residents are adopting Pennsylvania Core Standards.

“These standards are only applicable to public schools, not private, religious or the home school community. They will be exempt.”

Clymer says there’s been a lot of rumors about Common Core, which precipitated an informational hearing of the Education Committee in Harrisburg on Monday. Clymer says setting the curriculum is still the function of the local school district. 

Project For Senior at Souderton High Has Special Meaning

 Paul Caracchiolo, a track team member at Souderton High School has organized a 5-k run called “Pace Yourself For Parkinson’s.” Caracchiolo says his grandfather passed away from Parkinson’s. He says, it’s happening Saturday, September 7th at Franconia Community Park

“We have guest speakers at 10am. It officially starts at 10:30am. Dr. Lee Kubersky, my grandfather’s Parkinson’s doctor, will be speaking about Parkinson’s and what is and how we can raise awareness. We hope to raise 6,000 dollars.”

Caracchiolo is carrying out the 5-k run with his classmate, David Capobianchi.  Caracchiolo was a guest Thursday morning on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger

Former Calvary Baptist Teacher Sentenced

A former teacher at Calvary Bartist School in Towamencin will spend at least eleven months in jail.   27-year-old Nicole Jacques of Maple Avenue in Hatfield Township was sentenced Friday for having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy she once taught.   The former teacher will report to jail on August 26th.   The father of the teenage victim discovered the inappropriate relationship after examining the cell phone bill of his son and noting more than 1,100 text messages between Jacques and the boy during a two-and-a-half week period.

Montco. Comm. College Will Install Solar Panels

Solar Power is coming to Montgomery County Community College, an initiative by the college in cooperation with siemens to bring more awareness to green technology. the panels will be set-up near the intersection of Morris Road and Route-202. The 44 panels will be capable of producing more than 12-thousand watts of power. The panels will be installed next month. 

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