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City Council Discusses Why Cursive Handwriting Isn’t Mandatory In School District

Council members, including education committee chair Jannie Blackwell, wanted to know why the district no longer mandated that...

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf toured a Philadelphia elementary school Friday to promote his education initiatives.  (credit: Marcy Norton/KYW)

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Talks Education Funding In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf toured a Philadelphia elementary school Friday to promote his education initiatives.

Students listen as assistant DA Curtis Douglas interviews Philadelphia police officer
Sheniece Nicole Little as part of a mock grand jury, a special lesson in the Advancing Civics Education (ACE) program. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Students Experience Grand Jury Process In Unusual Civics Lesson

It gave students a chance to imagine what it would be like to play a part in some very real current events.

Temple University. (credit: CBS)

Dissent: Book Traces 400 Years Of Protest, Progress In US

Young argues that dissent has shaped the nation’s destiny from early Puritan days through the civil war, the civil rights era and the fight for gay marriage.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Christie Backing Away From Common Core In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that he is ordering his state to back away from the Common Core school standards that he once championed.