It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education to toughen academic achievement standards and tie them to graduation tests for the state’s roughly 1.7 million public and charter school students.
A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.
Former First Lady Laura Bush brought 800 people to their feet at the Chase Center in Wilmington for the Padua Academy Women’s Achievement Award.
America’s public high schools have been ranked and some local schools have made the list.
Students gathered at about 4:30 p.m. after the school day ended at 440 N. Broad Street in Spring Garden.
According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”
Chefs across Philadelphia are getting ready to throw down in a competition to see who makes the best burger and it’s all for a good cause.
Learn more about the Philadelphia Science Festival.
Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.
Districts that provide students with laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices will now have to provide written notification that the device may track them.
The author of Rich Dad/Poor Dad is back with a new book to start a generational dialog about money.
A coalition of public, charter and Catholic schools is launching a program to train prospective principals.
Villanova University is hosting an education symposium that aims to educate people about some of the roadblocks in urban education.
Opting out is extremely unusual in Pennsylvania: Only 260 out of about 932,000 students were excused from the math and reading PSSAs last year; an even lower number opted out of the science exam, according to the state Education Department.
Philadelphia Futures is a non-profit that links mentors with low income, first-generation-to-college students, but the group provides more than just moral support.
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