In Bucks County, Bristol school board agrees to arbitration decision that could lead to contract for district�s support staff. PSEA mentioned.    Bucks County Courier Times

PSBA president-elect Swope says public education in PA is not failing, but that's how people see it. She plans to change that perception. Corbett, acting Education Secretary Dumaresq mentioned.    The Daily Item

In Beaver County, Blackhawk school board appeals state Labor Relations Board decision that favored teacher union in disputed labor contract.    Beaver County Times

In Northampton County, Saucon Valley School Board and teachers head back to bargaining table.    The Express-Times

Two York County schools named part of new mentoring program to help other PA schools improve their performance profiles.    The York Dispatch

Comcast helps to mentor Allegheny County middle school students.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pittsburgh area, high school students learn about careers in business and politics. U.S. Rep. Doyle mentioned.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Higher Education

Temple University achieves four-year agreement with its faculty union.    The Patriot-News

East Stroudsburg University is still a 'great place to live, learn' despite elimination of its music program, university spokeswoman says.    The Patriot-News

Faculty layoffs are for the 'long-term good' of Cheyney and East Stroudsburg universities, says PASSHE spokesman Marshall.    The Patriot-News

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