Education Department spokesman David Saenz stressed the state used a new reporting method that accounted for some of the increase, but said some could be attributed to Superstorm Sandy.
Barbara McCreery, the former principal at Communications Technology High School, and Arthur Melton, the former principal at the now-closed Bok High School, are being charged with cheating on the high-stakes PSSA exams.
The governor noted that crime is down a lot since the new Camden County Police Metro Division took over patrols, and there are two major economic development projects in the works.
The judge called the lawsuit by the Walter D. Palmer Charter School a “travesty,” adding it would be “irresponsible” for the school to pursue the case further.
The humanist group says including the phrase “under God” in the pledge violates the state constitution and marginalizes atheist and humanist students.
The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.
New research suggests delaying middle school might help girls remain free of body image issues until at least slightly later in life.
The nation’s most beautiful college campuses have been revealed, and three area universities managed to make the cut.
Relief. That’s the reaction from Philadelphia school officials at word the Senate has passed the long-awaited cigarette tax.
A City Council committee has signed off on a measure to provide $30 million in temprary funding to the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.
Delaware Valley Charter High School sits just blocks away from where Aisha Abdur Rhaman was killed, at Broad and Olney. Her locker is now a memorial.
Today is the 49th birthday for Community College of Philadelphia, which is kicking off a year’s worth of events and activities leading up to next year’s golden anniversary.
All eyes shift to the state Senate after the House late this afternoon once again approved a bill to authorize a cigarette tax to raise badly needed cash for Philadelphia schools.
The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District — a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.
She’s a senior jazz vocal major at the University of the Arts, and recently won a major worldwide singing competition: the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, in Switzerland.
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