Education

(The home where Scotty McMillan was allegedly beaten to death.  File photo by Syma Chowdhry)

Coatesville School Officials In The Dark About Abuse To Brothers

The Coatesville Area School District says school personnel were unaware that the older brother of a three-year-old boy who was tortured and beaten to death was also being abused.

11/11/2014

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Lawsuit Filed Against Commonwealth of Pa. Over School Funding

A group of school districts, parents, and the NAACP are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming the state’s level of school funding is unconstitutional.

11/10/2014

(Tom Clemens, senior vice president of Clemens Family Corporation, presents a check to Delaware Valley College president Joseph Brosnan.  Photo provided by Delaware Valley College)

Local Food Conglomerate Boosts Ag Education With Big Gift To Nearby School

Delaware Valley College received the $250,000 grant from the Clemens Family Corporation, owner of Hatfield Meats, to help build a new swine science center.

11/10/2014

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Positively Philadelphia: Love Notes For a Venerable Philadelphia Institution

By Lauren Lipton PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fleisher Art Memorial, a community arts center at 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia, invites everyone to come and learn about art. And on November 16th, everyone is […]

11/09/2014

(Andre Robert Lee, producer-director of "The Prep School Negro," was keynote speaker at a school symposium on inner-city education in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

In North Philadelphia, a Filmmaker Recounts His Early Experiences With Race

The 17th Annual Symposium on Inner-City Education took place at the Gesu School, in North Philadelphia. Andre Robert Lee was the keynote speaker.

11/07/2014

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Pennsylvania Releases Its Report Card On Schools

Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profiles give schools 1-to-100 ratings, based largely on standardized tests but also including attendance and graduation rates. Statewide, results were flat.

11/06/2014

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite uses his cell phone to snap photos of kindergartners using iPads to study reading and phonics.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Some Philadelphia Kindergartners Learning Reading via New iPads

It’s a four-year pilot at the Jackson and Ziegler schools, using software designed by AIM Academy, of Conshohocken.

11/06/2014

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New Jersey Scores Down Slightly On State Tests

New Jersey education officials say student passage rates dropped slightly on standardized tests last year.

11/06/2014

(George Sabatino of Aldine.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Wine, Cappelletti, and Gingerbread

A new restaurant, a wine auction for charity, and a display of gingerbread houses to get you in the mood for the holidays!

11/06/2014

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Gloucester County, NJ Session Aims To Arm Parents Against ‘Cyber Predators’

County health officials brought in homeland security experts who shared what they know about pedophiles and cyberbullies.

11/05/2014

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Feds: Princeton University Mishandled Sexual Violence Cases

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights says Princeton University violated the law by improperly handling complaints of sexual violence and failing to end a sexually hostile environment for one student.

11/05/2014

(The "Rachel Challenge" program visits Bishop Eustace Prep, in Pennsauken, NJ.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Even After Death, One Columbine Victim Sets Example For NJ Students

The powerful program at Bishop Eustace Prep took students through the life of young Rachel Scott as she worked to make a difference in the world through small gestures of kindness.

11/05/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf’s Election as Pa. Governor

The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

11/05/2014

(Exhibit curator Avis Berman, in orange blouse, describes some of the works in the current Glackens show at the Barnes.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Museum Showcases Works of William Glackens, Albert Barnes’ Friend and Art Mentor

A lifelong friend of Dr. Albert Barnes is having his own moment in the limelight at the Barnes Foundation, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

11/04/2014

(Project Positive dancers perform during a rally in Thomas Plaine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services Building.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Youth Groups Rally Near City Hall For Election Day Support

They may be too young to cast a ballot, they point out, but they’re not too young to speak out.

11/04/2014

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