Education

(Protesters gather outside the Philadelphia office of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, near 12th and Chestnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren’t Watching

Today, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.

12/08/2014

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Central Bucks West Counselor on Leave After Facebook Threat Posted Against Post-Eagles Game Protesters

The post said, “If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You’ve been warned idiots!!”

12/08/2014

Penn campus. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Report: UPenn Has 4th Highest Paid College President In The Country

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports Penn’s Amy Gutmann made $2.5 million in 2012, ranking her fourth behind counterparts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Quinnipiac and Columbia.

12/08/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District Begins Hearings On Applications For 40 New Charter Schools

Today brings the first round of hearings on dozens of new charter school applications in Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

From left: DelVal Student Government Board President Rebecca Jones '16, Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Cynthia Keler, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, Susan Ward, M.D., '80, chair of DelVal's Board of Trustees and DelVal President Dr. Joseph Brosnan at the meeting where DelVal announced it has received approval to become a university April 8. (credit: Delaware Valley College)

Delaware Valley College Granted University Status

KYW’s Dan Wing has more on what the change means for the school.

12/05/2014

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Parents And Students Fighting To Keep South Jersey School Open

Saint Paul elementary school in Burlington is on the verge of closing its doors.

12/05/2014

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No Charges Coming In Central Bucks West Hazing Scandal

A prosecutor in the Philadelphia suburbs says authorities do not plan to file criminal charges in a high school football hazing case that led to the cancellation of the team’s season.

12/05/2014

(Students stage a protest "die-in" at Masterman High School.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Masterman High School Students Stage ‘Die-In’ To Protest Lack of Grand Jury Indictments of Police Officers

The 4½-minute protest was to symbolize the 4½ hours that the body of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was left lying in the street in Ferguson, Mo., after he was shot to death by a police officer.

12/05/2014

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Temple University Students Hold ‘Die-in’ Protest In Response To Grand Jury Decisions

About 200 students marched through campus streets shouting and holding their hands in the air. At one point, the large group fell to the ground to simulate death.

12/04/2014

(Members of Philadelphia City Council pose with students from the Neshaminy High School newspaper holding a City Council resolution in their honor.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Honors Neshaminy Students For Controversial Stand on Racial Epithet

The Neshaminy students at the center of the national controversy were front and center in City Council chambers, honored for their decision to ban the word “Redskin” in their school paper.

12/04/2014

(Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, announces the grants.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Groups Among Those Benefitting From Pa. ‘Race to the Top’ Education Grants

Drexel University and the group “Parent Power” will each get $75,000 over three years.

12/04/2014

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Drexel University Studies Calmative Powers Of Four-Legged Friends

Students at Drexel are part of a study on the effect of so-called “therapy” dogs on their stress levels.

12/02/2014

(Gov. Christie meets with students at Camden High School prior to announcing $50 million in planned upgrades to the school.  Photo by David Madden)

Camden High School Getting Major Structural and Technical Upgrades

Governor Chris Christie, in announcing the grant today, conceded that the half-century-old building needs a lot of work.

12/02/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Center City, Schoolkids Get An Expert View of Singing and Musicmaking

Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.

12/02/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Drug Giant GSK Hands Out $360,000 To Help Improve Community Health

Glaxo Smith Kline gave nine $40,000 “Impact Award” grants to nonprofit groups that work to create healthier communities through education, food resources, shared spaces, and more.

12/02/2014

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