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(Phillies' third baseman Cody Asche tries a driving simulator while using a smartphone.  It didn't go well.  Photo by David Madden)

In South Jersey, Driving Home A Lesson About Texting While Driving

Phillies’ third baseman Cody Asche tried a driving simulator while using a smartphone, and smashed into a car.

09/12/2014

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

09/12/2014

(Tom Kline, attorney for the family of Christina Regusters' young victim, walks with the victim's mother outside the Criminal Justice Center following Regusters' conviction.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Kidnap Victim’s Family Presses Lawsuit Against Philadelphia School District

The family of the little girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class continues to pursue legal action against the Philadelphia school district.

09/12/2014

Philly U. President Dr. Stephen Spinelli, the late Senator's widow, Joan Specter, and son, Shanin Specter, after the ribbon cutting. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Center At Philly U. Dedicated To Arlen Specter

Philadelphia University dedicated the new center for public service Thursday night.

09/12/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Finding New Ways To Boost Attendance

The Philadelphia School District is trying some new strategies to stress the importance of attendance.

09/12/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

(The main screen of the "Stop It" app.  Image provided)

New Smartphone App Gives Kids ‘Keyboard Courage’ Against Cyberbullies

Haddonfield High School has purchased the “Stop It” app and made it available to all students as of today.

09/11/2014

(A volunteer speaks with a student at Veterans Memorial Family School, in Camden.  Photo by Sherry Fazio, provided)

Volunteers Fan Out Across New Jersey For 9/11 Day of Service

At Veterans Memorial Family School, kids were being taught by Verizon volunteers about solar energy.

09/11/2014

File photo of editors of "The Playwickian" who instituted a ban on use of "Redskins" in the paper. (photo provided)

Neshaminy Student Journalists Being Honored By Pennsylvania ACLU

The Neshaminy High School newspaper editorial board members, who fought to ban the word “Redskins” from the paper, are among the honorees.

09/10/2014

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NJ Student To Receive $75K After School Allegedly Failed To Properly Address Bullying

According to acting Attorney General John Hoffman, the Board of Education in Franklin Township, Gloucester County will pay $75,000 to a student

09/10/2014

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LaSalle Professor Believes Apple’s New Watch Will Find Support With Runners And Workout Enthusiasts

Chris Stigall talked Dr. William Weaver on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about Apple’s unveiling of their latest versions of the iPhone and a new smart watch.

09/10/2014

(Bradford Heights Elementary principal Michael Solon, with some of his students.  Photo from school web site, used with permission.)

Downingtown School Principal Who Died Suddenly is Fondly Remembered

Dr. Michael Solon was in his ninth year as principal at Bradford Heights Elementary School when, at the age of 50, he died suddenly over the weekend.

09/09/2014

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Phila. Parents Sue Pa. Dept. of Education Over Uninvestigated Deficiency Claims

Seven Philadelphia parents say the Pennsylvania Department of Education has violated its duty to look into allegations of “curriculum deficiencies” in Philadelphia schools.

09/09/2014

(Elementary school students hold signs while standing in Girard Avenue, outside the school.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Charter School Orchestrates Street Protest Over Disputed Growth

The SRC says the school doubled its student population without permission. Walter Palmer, founder of the school, says the SRC is trying to strangle his school by withholding additional funds.

09/09/2014

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

Philadelphia School District Parents Say State Failed To Probe School Issues

Seven Philadelphia School District parents have alleged in a lawsuit that the Pennsylvania Department of Education violated its obligation to investigate allegations of curriculum deficiencies in the schools.

09/09/2014

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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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