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Job Mentoring Days Allow Students with Special Needs to Gain Skills in the Workplace

High School students with Special Needs in Bradford and Lycoming Counties recently had the opportunity to gain valuable work skills by participating in job mentoring days in our region.  BLaST […]

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Educator in the Workplace Grant Awarded

BLaST IU 17 is the recipient of $15,785 as part of the Teachers in the Workplace (TIW) grant which awarded $2.6 million across Pennsylvania to eligible organizations to partner educators […]

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The Science of Reading Training

Phonemic Awareness Growth and Knowing How to Teach Reading BLaST Intermediate Unit’s Department of Professional Learning and Curriculum recently provided training to school district teachers and staff that focused on […]

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Transition Conference for Students with Special Needs a Huge Success

BLaST IU 17 recently partnered with Pennsylvania College of Technology to host its first annual Transition Conference at Klump Academic Center on the Penn College campus.  This event was open […]

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Regional Schools Participate in K’NEX STEM Design Challenge

Hosted by BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, the event took place at Pennsylvania College of Technology Field House on March 13th. Twelve area schools from Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga counties sent […]

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“The Prominent Role of STEM Integration in Career Development Curricula”

Audra Mazzante, Technology Assistant in Information Technology Services for BLaST IU 17, authored an article that was published recently in a national journal, National Business Education Forum. The article, titled […]

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ELECT Program Welcomed Representatives from PDE

The ELECT Program welcomed representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), and Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) for our yearly Monitoring Visit on […]

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Wolfhope-Briggs shares professional insights with students at Penn College

Amy Wolfhope-Briggs, a 1998 graduate of the college’s first class of bachelor’s degree recipients in the Human Services major, is Director of Student Services at BLaST Intermediate Unit #17. Wolfhope-Briggs […]

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Special Ed Supervisor Appointed to Pennsylvania Early Learning Council by Governor Wolf

Angela Sees, Early Intervention Supervisor with BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, has been appointed to serve as one of 57 members on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council. Sees is the Intermediate […]

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PA Governor secured $30 million to strategically invest in education and workforce development

Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use a computer and an estimated 300,000 STEM jobs will be available in the commonwealth […]

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