Education

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court To Rule On SRC Effort To Void Teachers’ Contract

The state Supreme Court is going to take up the issue of whether the School Reform Commission had the power to cancel its teachers contract.

08/12/2015

Temple Campus Credit Paul Gluck

Local Colleges Closing Ahead Of Pope Francis’ Arrival

Temple University and four other Philadelphia-area colleges are closing ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in the city next month.

08/10/2015

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Local High Schools Tapped To Provide Pope’s Philadelphia Soundtrack

The first and final things Pope Francis will hear when he’s in Philadelphia are the talents of two high school marching bands from the area.

08/09/2015

Volunteers at Lincoln Financial Field for the Backpack-a-thon. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Volunteers Stuff Thousands Of Backpacks For Children In Need Of School Supplies

Over 250 volunteers spent the morning stuffing backpacks at Lincoln Financial Field.

08/06/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Public Schools Expected To Take Extra Day Off Due To Papal Visit

School Superintendent William Hite will ask the School Reform Commission to approve closing schools the on Thursday, September 24th, two days before the Pope’s arrival.

08/06/2015

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Rutgers Says It Hit New Fundraising Record In 2014-15

The university announced Wednesday that it had raised nearly $188 million during the 2014-15 academic year, a 27 percent increase over the $148 million raised a year earlier.

08/05/2015

Democratic state representative Pam DeLissio

State Rep Warns Schools In Balance While Pa. Budget Standoff Continues

With no sign of an end to the budget impasse ending, Democratic state representative Pam DeLissio says schoolchildren have a lot at stake.

08/04/2015

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The Top Party Schools In The Nation

The rankings are based on answers to a student survey.

08/04/2015

(From left to right): Nick Friez, Anthony Maladra, Chloe Muller and Sam Pawlak each is holding their product - now available at Target stores. (Photo provided by Philadelphia University)

Philly U. Students Create School Products Designed To Help Their Peers

The products available now at Target stores.

08/02/2015

The Penn State University campus. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Plaster Falls On Prospective Penn State Students

Officials say one person suffered minor injuries when a section of the balcony in the Schwab Auditorium at Penn State fell.

07/27/2015

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Local Organization Strives To Educate Young Women On Advocacy And Grantmaking

It’s called the Philly Girls Fund and it’s a grant making circle for high school girls.

07/25/2015

Upper Darby's Summer Stage program particiates in kNOw Tech-a-thon.(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Teens Disconnect From Technology To Raise Money For Anti-Bullying Charity

At 7 a.m., 17-year-old Anastasia and some others handed in their phones and had to entertain themselves the old-fashioned way.

07/24/2015

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New Service Allows Prospective College Students To Showcase Themselves Online

High school students: are you ready for your close-up? There’s a new way to make the case to college admissions officers.

07/21/2015

Cheyney alum met on Wednesday at Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Cheyney University Alumni Dispel Takeover Rumors

Less less than a month after it was announced that Cheyney University and it’s neighbor, West Chester University, would begin collaborating, alumni began to fear worst: that the nation’s oldest historically Black institution of higher ed would be taken over.

07/18/2015

The Penn State University campus. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn State President Proposes No In-State Tuition Increase

The proposal unveiled Friday still required approval from the university’s board of trustees meeting at Penn State’s Beaver campus. It would keep annual tuition at about $16,570.

07/17/2015

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The Black History Showcase

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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