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School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

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Philadelphia Teachers, Students Prepare For Another School Year With Less

Back to school shopping is now in full swing throughout the Delaware Valley, but for some, what was once a time of excitement has now turned into a hardship.

08/22/2014

(The newest graduates of Septa's summer internship program share a lunch at Septa headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

18 More Students Complete Septa’s Summer Internship Program

It’s a program that benefits both the students and the transit agency.

08/22/2014

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Superintendent Says Plan To Cut Public Transportation Fare For High Schoolers Off The Table

“We withdrew that because we’re in conversations now with SEPTA, and we’re trying to find a way to resolve this issue,” Hite explained.

08/21/2014

(Volunteers plant greenery at Dunbar Elementary School, near 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Volunteers Pitch In To Spruce Up a North Philadelphia Elementary School

This is the third year that “People Helping People” has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.

08/21/2014

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NJ High Schoolers To Get Mandatory Training on CPR and Defibrillator Usage

A spokesman for the New Jersey School Boards Association says it’s good for high school kids to be trained — just in case.

08/21/2014

(Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, in white shirt, listens to concerns of a union member at a table he set up outside school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher Issues

With the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.

08/21/2014

(Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery reads a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School, in Levittown, Pa.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Across Pennsylvania, A Push For Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery, after reading a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School in Levittown, said preschool for kids is similar to planting a seed at the right time to maximize the plant’s potential.

08/20/2014

(Workers set up a tent for a Little League World Series game watch party on the grounds of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia School Cheers — and Shelters — Its Little League Stars

“We can’t help but feel a certain pride and ownership in this team,” says Springside Chestnut Hill Academy principal Dr. Priscilla Sands.

08/20/2014

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Some Temple Students Use App To Choose Their Roommates

Temple uses an app called RoomSync. That allows incoming freshman and transfer students to look for compatible roommates.

08/19/2014

(Temple University student Stefan Burrell pushes a cartful of belongings to his dorm room.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Area Universities Opening Arms To This Year’s Incoming Freshmen

At Temple University, campus police kept traffic moving as parents and students unloaded their vehicles and headed toward their respective dorms.

08/19/2014

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Starbucks Delves Into Food Truck Business

The company is currently testing food trucks – or java trucks, if you will – at three colleges in the United States.

08/19/2014

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Expert Says Parents Should Start Prepping Kids For The School Year Now

School begins again in just about two weeks and one local expert says now is the time to start getting your children out of summer mode and refocus them for school.

08/19/2014

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Philadelphia Charter School Rings In New School Year

Believe it or not, some area students are already saying goodbye to the playground and hello to the classroom as a new school year begins.

08/18/2014

Bill Hite talks to 3rd grader Lucas at kick off event. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Joins National Campaign Getting Kids To Read Before It’s Too Late

Philadelphia has joined a nationwide effort to get students reading on grade level by fourth grade.

08/17/2014

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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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