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Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Students Strive For And Stay In College

College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.

08/27/2014

By Michele Bridge of Middletown, Delaware

Pa. Lawmakers, Education Department Spar Over 180 Day Rule

As snow days pile up, the spokesman for a top Pennsylvania lawmaker says there may not be enough time to pass legislation to waive the 180 day school requirement for this year.

02/14/2014

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Accredited Colleges

How do you know if a particular college is legitimate?

10/23/2013

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Heavy Hitters For Music Education

Bernie Williams, four-time World Series Champion, has become an ambassador for music education. Now a jazz guitarist, Williams, who learned to play at a performing arts magnet school, is on Capitol Hill lobbying for support and funding.

04/02/2013

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School Employees Suspended In Wake Of New Jersey Cheating Scandal

CBS New York is reporting that numerous school officials and teachers have been suspended from a northern New Jersey school district after state investigators said they helped or encouraged students to cheat on standardized.

08/30/2012

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A 20-Something Advisor For Higher Education

Zakiya Smith, 27, is now a senior White House advisor on higher education

03/12/2012

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Hundreds Of Chester Upland School District Employees Face ‘Payless’ Payday

No ruling from a Philadelphia federal judge on a lawsuit filed by the Chester Upland School District that seeks to force Pennsylvania education officials to advance them subsidy payments so they can make payroll next week.

01/14/2012

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Gauging Student Learning

Multiple choice or short answer tests are narrow and can’t measure how well students can formulate their own ideas, approach a problem, write effectively, collaborate and think critically.

08/16/2011

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Safe Schools Advocate Bill Sails Through Pa. House

A bill that would re-establish the office of Safe Schools Advocate within the Philadelphia School District has sailed through the state House and now heads to the State Senate.

05/24/2011

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Pennsylvania Homeowners Can Look Forward To Property Tax Relief From Gaming

Pennsylvania homeowners, on average, can expect about the same amount of property relief from gaming as they have over the past few years.

04/16/2011

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