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More Schools Moving To Longer School Days

The National Center on Time and Learning, a group that promotes the extended school day, estimates that more than 1500 schools nationally now have additional hours.

03/04/2015

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One Book One Philadelphia One Goal

One Book, One Philadelphia is celebrating its 13th year with another novel that brings focus to societal problems.

03/03/2015

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Students’ Video Sparks Conversation About Hurtful Stereotypes

A painful student video about stereotypes and prejudice at a suburban Washington high school has opened the door for conversation and change.

03/02/2015

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Closing Math Gap For Teenage Boys

The New York Times reports on a math program for minority teen boys that every educator and policymaker should read.

02/25/2015

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Early Childhood Home Visiting Program May Lose Funding

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With renewed interest in the Whole Child approach, clients were horrified to learn that the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program may lose its funding in […]

02/24/2015

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When Students Are Grieving

Teachers, who spend every day with children, often interact with grieving students. Now there are resources.

02/23/2015

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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy

The finding of a new study indicates the United States could ultimately enrich everybody by improving the educational performance of the typical student.

02/18/2015

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A Lesson In African American History On Display At Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Families will enjoy REPRESENT; 200 Years of African American Art, a beautiful exhibit highlighting more than two centuries of groundbreaking work.

02/17/2015

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Growing Population Of Latino Students Doing Well In School

Latinos represent the fastest growing group of students in the country’s public schools and a new report suggests they are making great strides in education.

02/16/2015

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Fewer Students Being ‘Held Back’

The overall retention rate peaked in the 2004-05 school year and by 2009-10 it had fallen to almost half that.

01/21/2015

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Study Indicates Many Kids Aren’t Ready When It Comes Time For Kindergarten

A study from the University of Virginia found that one in three young children rated poorly on kindergarten readiness.

01/20/2015

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John F. Kennedy’s Message Still Important

This week is the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961, and the message he shared that day bears repeating.

01/19/2015

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Online Education Provides Gateway To Jobs For Those Living In Poverty

Technology is changing the lives of the 28% of Philadelphia’s citizens living in poverty.

01/14/2015

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Students Get Hands On Aviation And Engineering Experience

Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology is providing students outside Washington with unique exposure to opportunities in the sciences.

01/13/2015

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Law Schools Trying To Change With The Times

Some law schools are adding technology and practical training to adapt to a field that is less about expensive lawyering and more about providing legal services at lower cost.

01/12/2015

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