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Activists at City Hall hold signs depicting the state money spent on standardized testing.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

Standardized 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.

11/19/2014

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Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species List

A 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.

09/14/2014

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City Council Holds Hearing On How School District Can Expand Social Services To Include Students’ Families

The 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.

08/17/2014

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Tinnitus Could Be A Warning Sign

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear or the head that does not arise from the external environment or from mental illness.

05/21/2014

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Legal Victory For Philadelphia Parents Of Students With Autism

A 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.

05/11/2014

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2 Penn State Players Charged With Arson Waive Hearing

Two 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.

03/26/2014

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‘Tone Deaf’ Could Be Inherited Trait

Now 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.

03/19/2014

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Pa. Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Murdering Ex-wife During Church Service

A 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.

06/18/2013

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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.

03/18/2013

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Prosecutors Prepare For Abortion Doctor Gosnell’s Upcoming Trial

Prosecutors 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.

08/13/2012

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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.

03/30/2012

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Sandusky And Amendola Prepare For Friday’s Hearing

Sandusky, 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.

02/09/2012

Mike McQueary (left) won't be on the sideline for Saturday's game against Nebraska. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Lingering Questions Addressed In PSU Preliminary Hearing

For the first time, testimony by a key figure in the criminal case against Jerry Sandusky and two former Penn State administrators has shed some light on one of the other casualties of the scandal: iconic football coach Joe Paterno.

12/18/2011

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Philadelphia Church Official, Priests Fight Abuse Case

A court hearing in Philadelphia next month could determine if criminal charges will stick over the novel indictment of a Roman Catholic church official charged with conspiracy and child-endangerment for his handling of priest transfers.

06/11/2011

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US Court Grants New Sentencing For Mumia Abu-Jamal

A US appeals court is awarding death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

04/26/2011

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