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NJ Teacher Who Was Late 111 Times Says He Was Eating Breakfast

“I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning and I lost track of time,” 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press.

08/28/2015

After the passage of a cold front, radars along the east coast are saturated with birds, appearing as a continuous surface of blues from New York’s Long Island down to the northeast coast of Florida. (Credit: David La Puma, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory)

Doppler Radar Shows Bird Migration

Birders are using a valuable weather tool to track whether, and where, the birds are moving.

08/28/2015

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NJ Teacher Who Was Late For Work 111 Times Keeps Job

The elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late that many times over two years.

08/27/2015

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School District President Defends Plan Not To Make Teachers Pension Payment

Stepanoff told Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, that the district cannot afford to designate such a large portion of their budget to fund teacher’s retirement.

08/26/2015

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Lawsuit Says Phila. School District Fails To Translate Special Education Papers For Parents Who Don’t Speak English

One of the lead plaintiffs, Barbara Galarza, only speaks Spanish. She says the school district refused to provide her with documents — in Spanish — that would have prepared her for word that her daughter was diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

08/25/2015

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Local Grad Student Heads To Uganda To Help Design Schools

She will be using her newly minted engineering skills to design schools, and she expects to learn from her experience.

08/23/2015

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List Ranks Several Local High Schools Among Best In Country

A new list ranks several local schools among the country’s top high schools.

08/19/2015

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Teachers Turn To Online Donations To Buy School Supplies

As students gear up to head back to school, teachers like Jane Quigley are digging into their pockets to make sure their classrooms are stocked with the necessary supplies.

08/19/2015

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Counselor Allegedly Pressured Student Into Relationship By Promising Admission To Harvard

Authorities say the victim told investigators he received inappropriate emails and texts from Emily Feeney, his swim coach and guidance counselor, since sometime in 2014.

08/19/2015

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School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds Down

Summer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.

08/18/2015

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Some Parents Question New Dress Code At Delco School District

The dress code is about to take effect in the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district.

08/17/2015

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Educators Anticipate Sharp Drops When Pennsylvania Releases Standardized Test Scores

In the coming weeks, the state education department is expected to release the results of last year’s PSSA exams, given to 3rd through 8th graders. And the scores are expected to take a substantial drop.

08/17/2015

Students at Temple University's "Urban Apps & Maps Program". (Credit: Justin Udo)

Temple Univ. Teams With Local Students To Design Apps And Websites

During the six week “Urban Apps & Maps Program” program, high schoolers worked with college students to strengthen their business and entrepreneurship skills through hands-on projects, like building websites.

08/13/2015

Students use geometry to paint a mural in Fishtown. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Geometry Used To Create Street Art In Fishtown

The perfectly formed shapes add pops of color to a wall along Frankford Avenue. This is result of classroom study taken to the street.

08/13/2015

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

Pa. Supreme Court To Rule On SRC Effort To Void Teachers’ Contract

The state Supreme Court is going to take up the issue of whether the School Reform Commission had the power to cancel its teachers contract.

08/12/2015

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