Education

(A graphic of some problems in Philadelphia school buildings provided by the city controller.)

Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City’s School Buildings

Alan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.

07/01/2015

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School Reform Commission Adopts Budget

With no state budget in sight, the School Reform Commission Tuesday night had to cross its fingers in hope as it adopted a spending plan for next year.

07/01/2015

Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.

06/30/2015

Vikki Aristoklis, a veteran teacher at James Rhodes Elementary School in West Philadelphia, says teachers need the resources to help their students. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For Schools

Philadelphia teachers are heading for Harrisburg today to press their case for more state funding.

06/29/2015

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Teachers Learn Latest Classroom Technology At Conference In Philadelphia

It’s an informational expo where educators learn how to make use of technology in the classroom.

06/29/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

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SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

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500 More Camden Schoolkids Get Free Book-Shopping Sprees

The book giveaway is the brainchild of 14-year-old Alexa Grabelle of Voorhees, NJ, who for four years has collected more than 50,000 donated books and given them away to needy children.

06/24/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA House Votes To Allow Performance Factor In Teacher Furloughs

The bill goes to the Senate for consideration.

06/24/2015

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Grandparents, Grandkids Move Into West Chester Dorms For Bonding Experience

It’s all part of a three day experience called “Grandparents University.”

06/22/2015

(A poster at the groundbreaking showed some of the remodeling plans for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

8-Phase Makeover of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Begins

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held today for a $40-million makeover of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, in Montgomery County.

06/22/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Plans More Tough Questions for School District In The Fall

Even with approval of the new money for schools, Council President Darrell Clarke is continuing to voice his displeasure with the answers provided by District officials during hearings.

06/21/2015

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AIDS Awareness Gets Top Billing at Saturday Afternoon West Philly Hip-Hop Concert

A concert tomorrow afternoon in University City will try to raise awareness and educate youth about HIV/AIDS by giving away free tickets to anyone who takes an HIV test.

06/19/2015

(An artist's rendering of the "Third Street gateway" for the Rutgers-Camden campus.  Image provided)

Rutgers-Camden Unveils Long-Range Expansion Plan

Dubbed “Rutgers 2030,” the plan aims to expand the school’s footprint within the city of Camden by one-third.

06/19/2015

(A space suit is propped up outside a mobile trailer that NASA brought to Philadelphia on a public education mission.  Photo by Dan Wing)

NASA Lands in Philadelphia.   Its 3-Day Mission: Public Education.

The space agency set up shop today at the Franklin Institute, aiming to educate the public about research aboard the International Space Station and how it benefits us back here on Earth.

06/19/2015

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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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