Education

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New Survey Takes A Look At What Makes Local College Students Stick Around After Graduation

Campus Philly president Deborah Diamond says a lot of elements figure in to that decision — with job prospects, restaurants and nightlife, and public transportation the top three. But another factor really jumps out.

12/15/2014

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Ex-Officials Charged With Theft From School District

Two former officials of a suburban Philadelphia school district who resigned following a text message scandal have now been charged with having stolen money from the district.

12/15/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers May Take Up Issue Of Parents Paying For College Tuition

Two New Jersey lawmakers are weighing new legislation in reaction to a case that has sparked outrage over the role of courts and the rights of divorced parents.

12/14/2014

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Temple’s Plan Includes Library That Retrieves Books With Robotic Arms & Urban Quad In Middle Of Campus

Temple University now has a plan in place to swap out its old library for a new one.

12/13/2014

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Richard Stockton College Finalizes Purchase Of Former Showboat Casino

Stockton College of New Jersey has completed its $18 million purchase of the former Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The school has big plans for what it will call its “Island Campus.”

12/12/2014

Libby Doggett at summit in Conversation Hall at Philadelphia City Hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Pre-K For PA Campaign Pushes Governor-Elect Wolf, Legislature To Invest In 4-Year-Olds

A top ranking U.S. Department of Education official and members of a statewide campaign to increase early learning opportunities for children swapped stories and strategies on Thursday at a Philadelphia City Hall summit.

12/12/2014

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‘Homework Bar’ Helps Motivate Kids To Do Their Work

A new program is raising the bar on how local students are tutored.

12/11/2014

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Councilwoman: ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Philly Colleges

A Philadelphia councilwoman wants the city’s colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” policy on sexual consent.

12/11/2014

(US labor secretary Thomas Perez tours the Urban Technology Project at Philadelphia school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Apprenticeship Program Serves as Backdrop For $100M US Labor Dept. Announcement

Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.

12/11/2014

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Camden School Officials Encouraged By Higher Graduation Rate

The graduation rate in Camden, New Jersey jumped six percent last year, and the school superintendent is optimistic about the future.

12/11/2014

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Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District’s Termination Of Teachers’ Contract

Attorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District’s authority to cancel its teachers contract.

12/11/2014

(Bill Gates speaks with students at a North Philadelphia high school via video link.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.

12/10/2014

(Officials of Holy Family University and Nazareth Academy High School sign their new partnership agreement.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

For Nazareth H.S. Students, An Opportunity to Taste College Education

Sister Maureen McGarrity, president of Holy Family, says the partnership allows eligible Nazareth Academy High School students to take college credit courses at Holy Family University at a discounted rate.

12/10/2014

(Officer Gabrielle Camacho reads to a kindergarten student at Bonsall Elementary School, in Camden, NJ.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Camden County Police Offer Reading Mentorship To City’s Littlest Residents

Officer Gabrielle Camacho said she looks forward to her 30 minutes with the students each week.

12/10/2014

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Cheltenham School Board Approves ‘Monitor’ For Controversial Superintendent

Parents, educators, and staff have recently questioned the leadership abilities of Dr. Natalie Thomas, who took over the district 18 months ago.

12/10/2014

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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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