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A Report On Homeless Students Shows New Jersey With A Sharp Increase

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.

09/25/2014

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2 More Philadelphia School Principals Charged in Test Cheating Scandal

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.

09/25/2014

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Gov. Christie Visits Camden, Touting Improvements and Initiatives

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.

09/24/2014

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Phila. Judge Nixes Emergency Funds For Charter School Tussling With School District

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.

09/24/2014

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American Legion Gets Involved In Lawsuit Over Pledge Of Allegiance In NJ

The humanist group says including the phrase “under God” in the pledge violates the state constitution and marginalizes atheist and humanist students.

09/24/2014

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett signs legislation authorizing a $2-per-pack city tax on cigarettes, to benefit Philadelphia schools.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Quickly Signs $2-Per-Pack Cigarette Surtax For Philadelphia

The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.

09/24/2014

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Study: Delay The Dreaded Middle School Years

New research suggests delaying middle school might help girls remain free of body image issues until at least slightly later in life.

09/24/2014

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Mirror, Mirror: 3 Of The Country’s Prettiest Colleges Are Local Schools

The nation’s most beautiful college campuses have been revealed, and three area universities managed to make the cut.

09/24/2014

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After A Summer Of Uncertainty, Philadelphia School Leaders Exhale Over Passage Of Cigarette Tax

Relief. That’s the reaction from Philadelphia school officials at word the Senate has passed the long-awaited cigarette tax.

09/23/2014

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Stopgap Borrowing For Phila. School District Moves Forward in City Council

A City Council committee has signed off on a measure to provide $30 million in temprary funding to the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.

09/23/2014

(Students leave messages near the locker of Aisha Abdur Rhaman, killed on a nearby street corner.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Classmates, Others Mourn Loss of Teen Girl Killed on an Olney Street

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.

09/23/2014

(Balloons adorn the entrance to Bonnell Hall, on the campus of CCP, on the college's 49th anniversary.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Community College of Phila. Marks Its 49th Year With Big Plans

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.

09/23/2014

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

House Signs Off On Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Measure

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.

09/22/2014

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State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly 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.

09/22/2014

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Positively Philadelphia: Alita Moses, Student Exemplar of Jazz

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.

09/21/2014

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