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Parents To Decide If Two Under-Performing Schools Will Be Turned Over To Charter Operators

Parents will decide whether two elementary schools — Munoz Marin and Edward Steel — should become Renaissance Charters or remain district-run.

04/02/2014

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Univ. of Pa. Hospital Exploring Unique Health Needs of LGBT Community

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a unique forum that brings health care providers together with experts in the LGBT community.

04/01/2014

(Taiko drummers at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Opens 2014 Not-Quite-Ready Cherry Blossom Festival

There was a significant no-show at Tuesday’s event: the cherry blossoms.

04/01/2014

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Study: Attending Pre-Kindergarten May Lead To Healthier Adult Life

Researchers suspect that the stability of five years of pre-K may have shielded the children against stress and health risks of growing up poor.

04/01/2014

Widener students board a bus to Harrisburg. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Widener Students In Harrisburg To Lobby For College Debt Relief

College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.

04/01/2014

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La Salle Senior Wins Award For Paper On Growth Of Country Music

A La Salle University American Studies senior has won an award for a paper on a musical trend. In short, you can’t keep country music down on the farm.

04/01/2014

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Group of Penn Students Rally For Mental Health Reform in Wake of 3 Student Suicides

Two dozen students and faculty gathered for what they call “The Green Ribbon Movement.”

03/31/2014

(JUST A DRILL.  Students at Holy Family University portray shooting victims as an officer with a rifle portrays an "active shooter" during an emergency preparedness drill at the school's NE Philadelphia campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Emergency Preparedness Drill Trains Students, Law Enforcement at Holy Family U.

The scenario was an “active shooter” in a hospital.

03/28/2014

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Report: College May Cost Upwards Of $300,000 For Babies Born In 2014

And that’s just the price for an in-state, public university. A private one will cost nearly $600,000.

03/28/2014

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More Schools in a Montco District Getting Security Systems

A nearly $25,000 state grant will allow the Colonial School District to install a security control system in the district’s remaining six schools that don’t have it.

03/28/2014

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Nine Trailblazing Philadelphia Women Being Honored at Catto Awards Luncheon

The list of honorees includes Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and former CBS-3 reporter and host Trudy Haynes.

03/28/2014

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Shortfall in Philadelphia School District Lump Sum Budget

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the School Reform Commission adopted a lump sum budget statement for next year with a $320 million dollar hole in it.

03/27/2014

Pa. State Senator Vincent Hughes at the podium and student Angel Martinez. (photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public Education

Standing outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.

03/27/2014

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Philadelphia Public School Principals Plead Budget Case To Councilmembers

“Schools are not okay the way they are,” says Cindy Farlino, principal of the Meredith School, in Queen Village. “They opened, and our kids came, but they are not okay.”

03/27/2014

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

Phila. Education Firebrand Helen Gym To Receive White House Award

Helen Gym is well known among local government and educational leaders for keeping them on their toes. The Philadelphia community activist will be honored at the White House next week for her service to the city.

03/27/2014

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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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