COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Pa., Chesco

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to take its toll on Pennsylvania and Chester County as reported cases continue to spike higher — and the state’s death toll is now 11. Eric County was added to the seven counties — including Chester County — under the governor’s stay at home orders. In Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health reports 1,127 cases in...

A common sense guide to prevention of COVID-19 — and a look at the likely impact

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Today I sent a communication to my patients, explaining what should be, for most, common sense.  I advised my patients that if they have a cough, a fever, respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath that they should reschedule their dental appointment. Why? All I needed to do was to take a look around, in my small waiting area were two elderly...

Op/Ed: Does high-stakes testing improve education?

By Michael T. Rock, Director, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education Michael T. Rock As the debate on No Child Left Behind and the Common Core heat up and as Pennsylvania’s school districts gear up for implementation of the Keystone exit exams it is time to take stock of what we know about the impact of high stakes testing. Supporters see tests as a way to close the gap in performance between...

Concussion awareness – A mom’s perspective

New tech, early diagnosis, focused therapy & close recovery tracking yields promising results By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times You probably know someone with a concussion or perhaps, like me, are a parent of children who have had concussions.  Concussions are never good news, but with nearly five million diagnosed annually, it seems like they really are everywhere. They can and do happen...

Letter: candidate opposes Keystone graduation requirement

To The Editor: I oppose the effort to make the Keystone exams the deciding factor in a student’s graduation from High School.  One test cannot accurately evaluate an individual students abilities or efforts throughout their K-12 education. Students show their abilities and skills in many ways and a single exam path to graduation narrows an individual’s path toward success. The time spent instructing...

Should you guess on the SAT?

What you don’t know can help you, if you play the percentages By Bradley Everett, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com If you search for “Should I Guess on the SAT” on Google, you will get about 196 Million results (and a lot of different answers).  So we’ll take a stab at giving you an answer with the 196 Million and first. You get one full point for each correct answer and lose 1/4 of a point...