City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized TestingStandardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven't helped.
Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species ListA hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.
City Council Holds Hearing On How School District Can Expand Social Services To Include Students’ FamiliesThe hearing was focused on expanding "community-based schooling," in which social services that are normally offered in government offices are instead available at neighborhood schools.
Tinnitus Could Be A Warning SignTinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear or the head that does not arise from the external environment or from mental illness.
Legal Victory For Philadelphia Parents Of Students With AutismA federal judge has given a preliminary okay to a settlement that ensures that autistic children won't be shuffled from school to school without parents being given advance notice.
2 Penn State Players Charged With Arson Waive HearingTwo Penn State rugby players have waived their right to a preliminary hearing on charges they torched the team's storage shed, allegedly because they're unhappy with their coach.
'Tone Deaf' Could Be Inherited TraitNow you have an excuse if you can’t sing. A new study shows that musical aptitude is a complex behavioral trait and is at least partially inherited.
Pa. Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Murdering Ex-wife During Church ServiceA hearing has been set at which a northern Pennsylvania man is scheduled to plead guilty to murdering his ex-wife, a church organist, during a service.
New Jersey Considering Ban On 'Conversion Therapy'It promises to be an emotional hearing when New Jersey lawmakers hear testimony on a bill that would ban “conversion therapy,” a widely derided practice intended to make gay people straight.
Prosecutors Prepare For Abortion Doctor Gosnell's Upcoming TrialProsecutors preparing to try a Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies want the jury to hear evidence he allegedly ran a pill mill and let unskilled workers practice medicine.
Hearing Delayed In Philly Airport Explosives Probe A bail hearing was postponed Friday for a northeastern Pennsylvania man accused of trying to board a cross-country flight with explosives in his bag.
Sandusky And Amendola Prepare For Friday's HearingSandusky, confined to house arrest, will ask the judge for permission to see his grandchildren, something he is not allowed to do under his bail conditions.