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Fate Of Philadelphia’s School Year Hangs In Balance

This is the do-or-die week for Philadelphia public schools. By Friday, the superintendent has to decide whether to lay-off hundreds of teachers, which could delay the start of the school year.

08/11/2014

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White Students No Longer To Be Majority In School

For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled.

08/09/2014

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In Haddonfield, NJ, Digging Into Early U.S. History

Dozens of volunteers and professional archeologists have been working side by side in Haddonfield, NJ, to uncover pieces of history from more than two centuries ago.

08/08/2014

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Holy Family Nationally Recognized As Affordable University

Money Magazine ranks Holy Family University as 4th on its value all-star list.

08/08/2014

(Tom Wolf, candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, center, chats with Alan Levin, CEO of Northeast Building Products.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Pa. Governor Candidate Tom Wolf Says State Should Do More For Philadelphia Schools

One day after Governor Corbett was in town to announce an advance of funds for the troubled School District of Philadelphia, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Tom Wolf, made a campaign stop in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/07/2014

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State, NCAA Seek Time For Talks In Penn State Suit

Lawyers for the NCAA, the governor and others asked a judge to give them a month to work on a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

08/07/2014

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

Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’

Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools

08/07/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces the early release of funds for Philadelphia schools.  Credit: Andy Zaramba)

Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be Done

Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.

08/06/2014

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Philadelphia Schoolkids Report What They Did, Workwise, On Their Summer Vacation

Eighteen-year-old Bethany Burgess was among 400 student workers at the “Work Ready Expo,” showcasing what she learned during her summer employment.

08/06/2014

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Franklin Institute’s ‘Circus’ Exhibit Gets a Visit From Its Ultramodern Cousin

With “Science under the Big Top” well under way, and Cirque Du Soliel’s new show, “Varekai,” coming in September, it made perfect promotional sense for these two entertainment entities to get together.

08/05/2014

(Students demonstrate their "Gotcha" app at Temple University.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Area High Schoolers Create Web App To Address Low-Level Crime

It was created by eleven students in Temple University’s “Urban Apps and Maps” program.

08/05/2014

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Report: New Jersey Has The Number 1 School System In The Country

WalletHub.com created a list ranking the best to worst school systems in the country.

08/05/2014

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Gov. Corbett Meets With Pa. Lawmakers Over Taxes For Phila. Schools, With Little Result

They met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.

08/04/2014

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First Official Day Back To Work For Philadelphia’s Public School Principals

Principals’ union president Rob McGrogan says his members have been working straight through the summer despite contract concessions last March that cut their pay from 12 months to ten months per year.

08/04/2014

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3 Philadelphia Area Colleges Make List Of Top Party Schools

For some students, college is as much about partying as it is about studying.

08/04/2014

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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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