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10th Grade History Teacher Writes Trilogy Of Novels

Inner city kids need positive role models. So says a high school history teacher who’s mounted an unusual outreach.

07/13/2014

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US Education Secretary Pleads For Pa. Lawmakers To ‘Do the Right Thing’ For Philly Schools

“The children of Philly deserve better,” said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.

07/11/2014

(Judge Marjorie Rendell, at the National Constitution Center, during a break in a schoolteachers' forum on the First Amendment.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Area Schoolteachers Get Tips From Federal Judge on How To Teach First Amendment

“The issues today, of cyberbullying and hate speech and harassment, they present real challenges,” said Judge Marjorie Rendell, who knows about challenging First Amendment issues.

07/10/2014

(A model built from household objects by  middle schoolers is about to get a drop test at Bernard Harris Science Camp, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Middle Schoolers Show Prowess at Science Camp at Temple U.

A group of middle school students, at Temple University for a two-week science camp, were playing the role of NASA engineers.

07/10/2014

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

Philadelphia School District Trimming Hundreds of Jobs Through Layoffs

In all, 342 layoff notices are going out. A school district spokeswoman says this is unrelated to the cigarette tax standoff in Harrisburg.

07/10/2014

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

If No Cigarette Tax By Aug. 15, Phila. School District Says Layoffs Will Begin

Philadelphia’s schools superintendent says if the state legislature doesn’t authorize a cigarette tax by the middle of next month, he’ll begin sending out pink slips.

07/09/2014

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Pa. Universities OK Child-Abuse Prevention Policy

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities adopted a policy Tuesday that is designed to protect the safety of children on campus.

07/08/2014

(An actor protraying Continental Army colonel John Nixon reads the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Rachael Grossman)

At Independence Hall, Echoes of a Public Proclamation 238 Years Ago

A reënactor portraying Col. John Nixon read the words of the Declaration of Independence to hundreds assembled in Independence Park, behind Independence Hall.

07/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, listens as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters regarding school funding issues.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Politicians Hopeful As Pa. Senate Prepares to Vote on Cigarette Tax

“While there has been a lot of backslapping and clapping and ‘We finally got it done,’ we have not gotten it done,” warns state senator Anthony Williams (at left in photo).

07/07/2014

(Kids attending summer programs at Gesu School, 1700 West Thompson Street, receive free box lunches through the Summer Food Service Program.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Officials Promote Philadelphia’s Summer Meals Program For School-Age Kids

The city has about 900 sites open throughout the summer to give kids under the age of 18 a free lunch at noon, and snacks at 3pm.

07/07/2014

Ainye Clarke and Kevin Abbott -- two members of the Philadelphia youth poetry team -- will compete on stage later this month during The Brave New Voices festival. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Team Has Eye On The Prize In Poetry Competition

A team of six Philadelphia youths is working hard to prepare for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival later this month.

07/05/2014

Wendell Pritchett, second from the right, on June 30, 2014. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

School Reform Commission Member Wendell Pritchett Resigns

In a statement, Pritchett said SRC in recent years has been considering a set of options, “all bad,” and he said this is no way to run a high-performing school system.

07/03/2014

(Education activist Helen Gym, standing outside a charter school in Chinatown she helped found.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Education Advocate Urges Caution Over Amended Pa. Tax Legislation

An amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.

07/03/2014

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Study: You Really Might Just Be Able To ‘Learn It In Your Sleep’

It’s the lazy linguaphile’s dream come true: Scientists say it might be possible to learn a new language while you sleep.

07/03/2014

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

Philadelphia School Funding Proposal Falls Short In Late Night Maneuver

House Republican leaders Tuesday night thwarted an 11th hour effort by Philadelphia Democrats to get committee approval for a Philadelphia school funding proposal.

07/02/2014

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Philadelphia Science Festival: Experiments At CBS 3 Studios

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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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