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Temple University

Temple Students Learn Through Community Service

An asst. professor of intellectual heritage at Temple is committed to giving her students practical experiences through community-based projects.

10/20/2014

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Shakespeare At 450 Still A Celebrated Author

450 years since his birth, and Shakespeare’s work continues to be exciting. 2014 has become known as the Year of the Bard.

10/15/2014

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WePAC Volunteers Running Libraries In Philadelphia Public Schools

WePAC, the alliance for children, is making a great contribution, operating 12 formerly closed libraries in Philadelphia’s public schools.

10/14/2014

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Children’s Savings Accounts Helping Low Income Kids Get To College

Thousands of kids in San Francisco are benefiting from the Kindergarten to College program where every student gets a Children’s Savings Account.

10/13/2014

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Parents Struggle To Help Kids With Homework

In a recent survey, parents report not understanding their children’s homework material or that they were too busy to provide homework help.

10/09/2014

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October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is in response to the need to raise awareness of bullying and its potentially devastating effects on children.

10/07/2014

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Penn Surpasses Harvard In Measure Of Billionaire Alumni

PayScale has just released a “College Salary Report” that won’t affect many of us, but has special interest for Philadelphians.

10/06/2014

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Goucher Makes Bold Change To College Admissions Process

Goucher is the first college accepting a self-produced video instead of test scores and high-school transcripts.

10/01/2014

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Philadelphia’s 8th Graders Consider High School Options

For Philadelphia’s 8th graders it’s a somewhat scary time – a time to learn about high schools and make choices for admission next year.

09/30/2014

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Older Kindergarten Students May Have Advantage In High School And College

A new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.

09/29/2014

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Middle Schoolers Create Apps At Summer Camp

A summer camp for middle schoolers teaches them basic coding and sets up competitions for app development.

09/17/2014

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Men Not Drawn To Teaching

Teaching has long been dominated by women. And now, increasing the number of African American and Latino teachers is a higher priority than bringing men into the field.

09/16/2014

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A Teacher Evaluation System That Works

Teachers are applauding an evaluation system started by two 23-year-old grads from Yale.

09/15/2014

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Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income Students

Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.

09/10/2014

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Teachers Challenged To Motivate Low-Income Students

For school districts across the country, these first two weeks of September herald the beginning of a new year but educators of low-income students face a variety of challenges.

09/09/2014

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