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Parents Protest Abrupt Closure Of Northern Liberties Charter School

Parents with children enrolled at Walter D. Palmer Leadership Partners Charter School got word over the holiday break that the school would shut down for good.

12/29/2014

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Philadelphia Charter School To Close

The founder of a Philadelphia charter school says the doors will close for good this week.

12/28/2014

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Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School District

After a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts.

12/27/2014

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University Of The Sciences President Resigns 

The president of the University of the Sciences has announced her resignation as of the end of the year.

12/23/2014

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At a Charter School in Olney, Winter Celebration Encompassing Many Lands

“We had the African dancers, we had the Chinese dancers, we had the Latin American dancers, and of course we had dancers from America and from Israel,” says Madhumita Sen, the music teacher at Universal Creighton Charter School.

12/23/2014

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NJ Teen’s Suit Over Tuition Goes To Higher Court

A higher court will be handling the case of whether a divorced New Jersey couple must pay their daughter’s college tuition even though they both disagree with where she’s going to school.

12/23/2014

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Rowan Family Gives Additional $15 Million To Its Namesake University

The $15-million gift will help set up a permanent endowment dedicated to the engineering school.

12/20/2014

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Cathedral Kitchen, in Camden, Releases a New Crop of Culinary Graduates

Cathedral Kitchen helps low-income people who are at risk due to a lack of marketable job skills.

12/19/2014

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More Than Just Academics As Philadelphia School Arranges a Sisters’ Reunion

Airman First Class Schen Gordon, 21, ran and embraced her sister, Shai, as staff and the entire senior class at the Charter High School for Architecure and Design cheered wildly.

12/19/2014

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Misspelled Sign May Have Cost NJ Principal Her Job

A high school principal has lost her job, and the reason may be because of a sign outside the school with several errors.

12/19/2014

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Coatesville, Pa. School Board Shares Some Records For Probe of Former Solicitor

The district has decided to waive attorney-client privilege in the matter of its onetime lawyer and will release its own independent probe and forensic audit.

12/17/2014

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New Survey Takes A Look At What Makes Local College Students Stick Around After Graduation

Campus Philly president Deborah Diamond says a lot of elements figure in to that decision — with job prospects, restaurants and nightlife, and public transportation the top three. But another factor really jumps out.

12/15/2014

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Ex-Officials Charged With Theft From School District

Two former officials of a suburban Philadelphia school district who resigned following a text message scandal have now been charged with having stolen money from the district.

12/15/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers May Take Up Issue Of Parents Paying For College Tuition

Two New Jersey lawmakers are weighing new legislation in reaction to a case that has sparked outrage over the role of courts and the rights of divorced parents.

12/14/2014

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Temple’s Plan Includes Library That Retrieves Books With Robotic Arms & Urban Quad In Middle Of Campus

Temple University now has a plan in place to swap out its old library for a new one.

12/13/2014

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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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