Education

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Philadelphia Schools Dismiss At Noon Due To Heat

The Philadelphia School District has announced that all of its schools will be closing early on Friday.

06/12/2015

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Bill To Study Later School Start Times Goes To Gov. Christie

The General Assembly on Thursday sent Republican Gov. Chris Christie a bill that calls for studying the benefits and issues involved with starting the day later in middle and high schools.

06/11/2015

(Norristown schools superintendent Janet Samuels, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, calls for a fair statewide education funding formula.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania

Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.

06/11/2015

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Bill Inspired By ‘Snooki’ Appearance At Rutgers Moves Forward

Legislation inspired after Rutgers University used student activities fees to pay Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for an appearance in 2011 has passed a state Senate committee.

06/11/2015

School Superintendent William Hite, SRC member Bill Green and SRC Chairwoman Marjorie Neff waited as City Council prepared to vote on additional school funding. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million Catch

City Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.

06/10/2015

PFT president Jerry Jordan addresses reporters during briefing at PFT headquarters in Center City. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School Nurses

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District’s plans to privatize school employees – substitute teachers and nurses.

06/10/2015

(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.

06/09/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Move Ahead With GOP-Backed Education Reforms

The state senate’s Education Committee advanced a controversial bill that would create a state-run school district for Pennsylvania’s poorest-performing schools.

06/09/2015

The Camden Creative Arts High School choir. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Camden High School Choir Prepares To Leave For Poland, The Last Overseas Performance Under Current Director

Thirteen students from Camden Creative Arts High School spent months preparing. They sold donuts and held fundraisers to raise the thousands needed, and tomorrow it’s paying off.

06/09/2015

(Robert Carr announces that his foundation will provide 50 "full ride" scholarships at Rowan University.  At left is Rowan president Ali Houshmand.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Princeton, NJ Businessman Funds 50 Full Scholarships at Rowan Univ.

The $1 million gift from the foundation of Heartland Payment Systems’ founder Robert Carr will cover the tuition, room, and board for 50 students at Rowan University, in Glassboro.

06/08/2015

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Fire Forces Evacuations at Ben Franklin High School

The fire reportedly started around 10am at the school near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.

06/08/2015

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Penn State’s Erickson Highest Paid College Leader In 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education says a significant portion of Erickson’s pay was because he took ownership of his balance in a university-sponsored life insurance plan valued at $586,000.

06/08/2015

(Philadelphia attorney  Aaron Freiwald describes some of the tweeting evidence he is using in the case he has filed on behalf of James Vivenzio, seated, against Penn State University and the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Whistleblower: Penn State Ignored Frat Abuse Complaints

The university says James Vivenzio, who has filed a lawsuit against Penn State, refused to cooperate with the university’s investigation of the fraternity hazing.

06/08/2015

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255 City Year AmeriCorps Members Conclude Year Of Service In Philadelphia With Graduation Ceremony

Since the City Year program was brought to Philadelphia in 1997, more than 3,000 members have provided over 4.5 million hours of service at local schools.

06/05/2015

(Students take part in an after-school Scrabble tournament at the Independence Seaport Museum.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Students Take Part In After-School Scrabble Tourney at Seaport Museum

At today’s event, they had the chance to play against kids from other schools, with some prizes on the line.

06/04/2015

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