Friday, February 15, 2013
Kerry Myers says he wants to maintain Gracedale, reduce prison overcrowding.
Former Easton Area School Board president Kerry Myers has joined the race for Northampton County Council. Myers, a Democrat from Easton's South Side, announced his candidacy Friday morning in front of the county government center, saying he wanted to help the county "move forward." He said his top issues were making sure the county made the right decision in moving its human services department, reducing overcrowding in the prison, and maintaining Gracedale, the county-owned nursing home. "As long as we can keep it sustainable and make it profitable, we should keep it going," he said. Myers at one point said he wanted to push for the county to add more judges, but appeared to back away from that position after blogger Bernie O'Hare noted …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Forum looks at minority performance in Easton schools.
Friday, May 20, 2011
A forum scheduled for Saturday at the Greater Shiloh Church hopes to present Easton's children with a stark choice. "Education or Incarceration" is the name of the program, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Side church. "It's imperative that the children of our community understand the importance of a good education, especially at a time when many are making choices that could or have led them to jail," Shiloh Pastor Phillip Davis said in a news release. With that in mind, Davis hopes to use the forum to discuss a host of education issues facing Easton's minority students, such as what he says is a disparity in the hiring of minority teachers and administrators, and "the low performance of minority students as it pertains to …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
District and teachers say they're working toward same goal.
Easton Area teachers and school board members say they have the same goal: balancing the budget without cutting jobs or programs. "We have yanked reductions off the table," board President Kerry Myers said at Thursday's board meeting, referring to the announcement earlier in the day that a vote on a plan that would lay off teachers would not be taken that night. "We are working together in one direction to keep everyone employed, keep the doors open," he said. Glenda Kellow, of the Easton Area Education Association -- the teachers union -- was as conciliatory. "We’re hoping that we can continue to work together toward an agreement that works out for both parties," she said. Earlier this month, the district presented a plan to save nearly $…