Despite challenges, CCIU celebrates recent practical nursing grads

Charynda George, valedictorian of CCIU Practical Nursing Program Class P02. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) is observing National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12, by celebrating the accomplishments of the 74 practical nursing students who have graduated from the program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. These graduates are from...

CCIU thanks Dinniman for his service on behalf of education

Dr. George F. Fiore, executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit presents a resolution of behalf of the CCIU thanking state Sen. Andy Dinniman for his decades of work on behalf of education in Chester County. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors passed a resolution at its November 2020 meeting honoring Senator Andrew Dinniman’s lifetime of public service and...

TCHS donates PPE to local first responders, health care facilities

Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) donated and distributed masks, gowns, gloves and cleaning supplies to the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Chester County Hospital and the Malvern Fire Company. DOWNINGTOWN — Administrators at the Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) rallied to support first responders in their fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)....

CCIU tabs Fiore as new Executive Director

Dr. George Fiore The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors appointed Dr. George Fiore as its next executive director at a special Board meeting held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the CCIU Educational Service Center in Downingtown. “We are turning a new page, and going into a new era for the IU,” said CCIU Board President Bonnie Wolff. “I am looking forward to working with...

Two CCIU supervisors honored with Patriot Award

Charlot Barker (left) receives the Department of Defense Patriot Award from retired Pennsylvania National Guard Col. Patrick Heron (right). DOWNINGTOWN – One of the best ways to help men and women in the military is to support them in the workplace, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is doing its part. Two supervisors from the CCIU recently received the Patriot Award in recognition of...

Chester Co. students take on the lanternfly in competition

1st place winners Chriaag Chakravarthy, Udit Subramanya and William Liao of Downingtown STEM Academy. DOWNINGTOWN  – This November, intermediate units in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties collaborated to hold the first Spotted Lanternfly Hackathon, inviting high school students to design unique platforms or applications capable of identifying, detecting and tracking the spotted lanternfly....

HS students get chance to ‘shop’ for colleges

Chester County students and parents gathered at the Exton Square Mall on October 15, 2018, for the annual Chester County College Fair. High school students and their parents had the opportunity to window shop for their post-secondary style at the Exton Square Mall on October 15, when representatives from over 200 colleges nationwide gathered for the 2018 Chester County College Fair. Attendees were...

Great Valley wins Pa. Academic Competition title

Great Valley’s academic team participates in 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition awards ceremony. HARRISBURG —Some of the brightest minds from Pennsylvania’s high schools gathered in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building to showcase their academic prowess at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition on Friday, April 27. Great Valley High School proved to be the top competitor,...

The Chester County Intermediate Unit: Supporting education across the county

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times I’ve driven by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Boot Road campus dozens of times.  Except for attending a Forensics (Speech and Debate) competition there once and knowing my neighbor provided CCIU-contracted early intervention services in area homes, I knew nothing else. Apparently, I am not alone in my ignorance.    Send...

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....