Bucks IU Provides Advanced Reading and Spelling Intervention

Not all stu­dent respond well, or the same to every type of inter­ven­tion ser­vice.  Therefore, in response to the grow­ing need for inten­sive, researched based read­ing and spelling inter­ven­tion, the Bucks IU’s Special Education Department in part­ner­ship with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) ser­vices worked togeth­er to begin offer­ing … Read more...

Bucks IU Awarded Teachers in the Workplace Grant

Teacher in the Workplace is a grant pro­gram where it con­nects edu­ca­tors to local busi­ness lead­ers and employ­ers. Teachers can vis­it local employ­ers to learn new skills and indus­try trends. Through this pro­gram, kinder­garten through post-secondary edu­ca­tors, coun­selors, and admin­is­tra­tors learn more about indus­try trends, needs, and oppor­tu­ni­ties – which … Read more...

A Special Pennsylvania State Appointment

Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director, was recent­ly named to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Secondary School Start Times. This com­mit­tee was created/authorized by 2017 Senate Resolution No. 417 to study the impact of school start times at the sec­ondary lev­el. Dr. Hoffman holds … Read more...

Mobile “Fab Lab” brings high-tech science experiments to Bucks County schools

This styl­ish car is actu­al­ly a Fabrication Laboratory on wheels that vis­its Bucks County schools every week!

Students at Butler Elementary School had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build 3D build­ings using com­put­er soft­ware and a laser cut­ter. The “Fab Lab” also deliv­ers 3D print­ers, 3D pens, and more.

The pro­gram was … Read more...

The Winners of the Bucks County Regional STEM Design Challenges are…

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), in-line with our ongo­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) edu­ca­tion efforts, was proud to again coor­di­nate and host the Bucks County region­al STEM Design Challenge.  Two sell-out crowds, of sixty-five teams each, com­pet­ed on two sep­a­rate days with ele­men­tary stu­dents … Read more...

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Receives Free PPE Face Shields from the Bucks IU FAB LAB

Instead of sit­ting idle while schools are not in ses­sion, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s (Bucks IU) Mobile FAB LAB has been pro­duc­ing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) face shields with their 3‑D print­ers and laser cut­ter.  Led by Dr. Lindsey Sides, Bucks IU Supervisor of STEAM (Science, … Read more...

Bucks IU Students Benefit from Craft Fair in More Ways Than One

On Saturday October 27th, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) held a craft fair ben­e­fit­ting their Education Foundation, through which teach­ers can apply for grants that sup­port edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams.  To date, almost a half mil­lion dol­lars in grants have been dis­trib­uted, mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant impact in … Read more...

2–1‑1 Phone Service Launched in Bucks County

Bucks County res­i­dents who need help for any­thing from finan­cial assis­tance to men­tal health and sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing can find it by call­ing one num­ber: 2–1‑1. The free, 24/7 phone num­ber con­nects callers to local health and human ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions and resources to help with food inse­cu­ri­ty, finan­cial prob­lems, hous­ing … Read more...

Bucks IU Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundations Community Partnership

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit has received a $10,000 grant that will be used by IU spe­cial­ists to help preschool and kinder­garten chil­dren at var­i­ous schools and oth­er edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ties refine
their fine motor skills.


The grant was award­ed by the non­prof­it Foundations Community Partnership, a phil­an­thropic grant-making foun­da­tion sup­port­ing … Read more...

Pre‑K Counts Free Preschool Now Available Through the Bucks IU

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) has been award­ed a 2018–2019 state grant of $680,000 to pro­vide free preschool to 80 chil­dren from income-eligible fam­i­lies in Bucks coun­ty.  Pennsylvania Pre‑K Counts pro­vides high-quality pre-kindergarten ser­vices to three and four-year old chil­dren at no cost to their fam­i­lies.  Children … Read more...