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Stockton Univ. President Saatkamp Leaves 4 Months Sooner Than Announced

Over the weekend, the university faculty announced it had aproved a no-confidence vote in outgoing president Herman Saatkamp.

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For Philadelphia Family With Autistic Son, Neighborhood School Becomes a Model

During Autism Awareness Month, an East Mt. Airy couple is shining a light on how partnering with your public school can help create better services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

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Officials Suggest Not As Many Parents Opting Their Kids Out Of PARCC Tests As Originally Thought

New Jersey ‘s Education Commissioner was pressed this week on participation in controversial standardized student performance tests and in particular those who are opting out of those tests.

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Area Schoolkids Compete in Underwater Robotics Challenge

At the tenth annual Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Challenge, hundreds of spectators in the bleachers were cheering on their favorite competitors as they maneuvered their robots through obstacle courses and a simulated recovery mission.

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Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments

“The policy is very clear — it’s first come, first served,” says a school district official who uncovered irregularities.