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Protesters Rally Ahead Of SRC Meeting In Spring Garden

Teachers, joined by parents and students, gathered outside Philadelphia school district headquarters in Spring Garden.

10/16/2014

(Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, receives a standing ovation at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

8,000 Pa. Women Gather in Philadelphia For 11th Annual Fellowship Conference

Women from all over the country flocked to the Pennsylvania Convention Center today for the sold-out Pennsylvania Conference for Women, which included an all-star line up of inspirational speakers.

10/16/2014

Paul Strand, "Wall Street, New York," 1915.  Image provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Phila. Art Museum Shows Decades of Iconic Photos of Paul Strand

Paul Strand is regarded as a towering figure in modern photography. His early work, between 1915 and 1920, is his most celebrated.

10/16/2014

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Philadelphia Charter School To Cut Enrollment

The overenrolled Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School is holding a Thursday evening lottery to decide which students will stay and which will have to go.

10/15/2014

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Delco Officials Add Viral Epidemics To Their ‘Safe Schools’ Agenda

County district attorney Jack Whelan says these deadly illnesses weren’t on the radar when county officials began planning this year’s summit.

10/15/2014

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Study: ‘What Will They Learn’ In College? Probably Not Much

That’s the takeaway from a new report published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

10/15/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

State Senator Wants to Give Pa. Governor Power to Abolish the SRC

Currently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.

10/14/2014

(Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo)

La Salle Professor Says Columbus Almost Died Years Before His New World Trip

“He ends up being wounded and he has to swim six miles to get to the coast of Portugal,” says Brother Edward Sheehy.

10/13/2014

(Larry Robin, longtime owner of now-closed Robin's Bookstore, holds a flyer promoting some of the Underground Railroad events of the Moonstone Arts Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ongoing Series Highlights Local History of Underground Railroad

The Moonstone Arts Center is hosting a festival of events that tells the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

10/13/2014

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Rally Staged In Central NJ Town Rocked By Football Hazing Scandal

Hundreds of people came out Sunday evening for an anti-bullying rally in a central New Jersey town that’s been rocked by allegations of sex-related hazing involving its high school football team.

10/13/2014

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Penn State Student Arrested For Shooting Threat Against University

Penn State police planned to charge a 20-year-old off-campus student with making a terroristic threat to shoot people at the university’s HUB.

10/13/2014

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Company Which Runs Several Local Charter Schools Adding Nurses Instead Of Removing Them

A company running several local charter schools is reversing the trend of removing nurses from schools.

10/12/2014

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Temple Symposium To Look At Surprising Role Music Played On Underground Railroad

Some of the spirituals still sung in churches today were actually coded messages

10/12/2014

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

City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control

If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.

10/12/2014

(National Merit Scholar semifinalist Jamie Schwartz is flanked by her parents, Marc and Staci, at Masterman School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

At Masterman School, Students Continue Raking In Achievement Awards

Despite the turmoil surrounding the Philadelphia school district’s budget crisis, one of its top high schools has reason again to celebrate.

10/11/2014

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