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2019 Winter Coat Drive

BLaST IU17 is conducting a coat drive for students and children throughout our communities this holiday season. Starting October 23rd and running through November 20th, new or gently used coats, […]

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Mansfield University and BLaST IU 17 Host STEM Innovation Showcase for Educators!

Educators from 15 public and non-public schools met on Saturday, September 7th, for the STEM Innovation Showcase at Mansfield University. The Showcase featured presentations from Mansfield University faculty, networking opportunities, […]

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Program provides adaptive bicycles to children with disabilities

It truly was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on a recent morning as 10 children with diverse abilities were gifted with adaptive bicycles through an initiative that began with […]

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Students with Special Needs March in Parade

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — Students with special needs were dressed head to toe in red, white, and blue in celebration of the Fourth of July. POSTED 5:24 PM, JULY 3, 2019, […]

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BLaST IU17 holds 17th Media & Design Competition

May 16, 2019Brett R. Crossley   Rowan Pryor looked like he was about to enter a futuristic video game as his friends and classmates sat behind and yelled their guesses […]

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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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