Education

Derrick Wood is a chemistry teacher at Conestoga High School. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Conestoga High School Teacher Honored With Presidential Award

Derrick Wood is just 33 years-old, but he’s already won three major Chemistry teaching awards. The Presidential Award is his fourth honor but he says it feels completely different.

07/06/2015

(Aleida Garcia, visiting the Shrine of St. John Neumann, in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Support For Families of Victims, From One Who Knows

“I asked myself, are you going to fall apart and surrender to the chaos, or are you going to take a stand?” she recalls.

07/06/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

(The former Truebright Charter School, on East Roosevelt Boulevard, in file photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight Closure

A troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.

07/02/2015

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Inspection Reveals Philadelphia School Buildings Unsanitary, Unsafe

City Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.

07/02/2015

(A graphic of some problems in Philadelphia school buildings provided by the city controller.)

Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City’s School Buildings

Alan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.

07/01/2015

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School Reform Commission Adopts Budget

With no state budget in sight, the School Reform Commission Tuesday night had to cross its fingers in hope as it adopted a spending plan for next year.

07/01/2015

Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.

06/30/2015

Vikki Aristoklis, a veteran teacher at James Rhodes Elementary School in West Philadelphia, says teachers need the resources to help their students. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For Schools

Philadelphia teachers are heading for Harrisburg today to press their case for more state funding.

06/29/2015

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Teachers Learn Latest Classroom Technology At Conference In Philadelphia

It’s an informational expo where educators learn how to make use of technology in the classroom.

06/29/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

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SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

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500 More Camden Schoolkids Get Free Book-Shopping Sprees

The book giveaway is the brainchild of 14-year-old Alexa Grabelle of Voorhees, NJ, who for four years has collected more than 50,000 donated books and given them away to needy children.

06/24/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA House Votes To Allow Performance Factor In Teacher Furloughs

The bill goes to the Senate for consideration.

06/24/2015

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Grandparents, Grandkids Move Into West Chester Dorms For Bonding Experience

It’s all part of a three day experience called “Grandparents University.”

06/22/2015

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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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