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(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. House Cancels Vote on Cigarette Tax To Help Philadelphia Schools

The $2-per-pack tax, if passed by the state legislature, was expected to provide about $45 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia.

07/31/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

One Pa. Lawmaker Has Doubts About Passage of Phila. Cigarette Tax For Schools

Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.

07/31/2014

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NJ Law Will Let Retired Coaches Return Earlier

Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions.

07/31/2014

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Room With A View

A much sought after summer getaway splurge is the room with a view.

07/31/2014

(Blackhawks coaches inspect the plans for their new football field in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

North Philadelphia Team Gets a New Community Football Field

After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.

07/30/2014

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Temple U. Makes SAT Scores Optional On Its College Application

Students now have some new options when applying to the school.

07/29/2014

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby (top right) speaks at commission's first meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Panel Aims To Revamp PA Ed Funding Formula

A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.

07/28/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

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Northeast Phila. School Hosts Summer Program For Teen ‘Geeks’

They’re kids from the Philadelphia area who might just come up with the next iPhone or create the next Amazon.

07/23/2014

(Max Newman with a friend on campus at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.  Photo provided)

American Students in Israel Attending School Amid Missile Alerts

“We’ve been made familiar with the bomb shelter and we’ve been made familiar what to do when the Code Red siren goes off,” says Max Newman, of Blue Bell, Pa.

07/23/2014

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Hopeful NJ Teens Get Sneak Peek at Teaching in Urban Environments

A group of South Jersey teenagers who hope to become teachers are getting a chance to practice, with the help of some Camden youngsters and a program based at Rowan University.

07/23/2014

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Rowan University Again Hosting Intro to Engineering For South Jersey Schoolgirls

A two-day camp at Rowan University is giving young girls a chance to get up close and personal with the world of engineering.

07/22/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Hoping For Viable School Makeover Plans

The district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools.

07/22/2014

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Health: Temple University Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus In Human Cells

A scientific first from Philadelphia, that could pave the way toward curing HIV. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the breakthrough.

07/21/2014

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The Black History Showcase

The Black History Showcase aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of Black history, while enhancing pride and dignity among those who indentify with the culture.

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