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Local Education Advocacy Group Marks 25 Years of College-Bound Success Stories

The “Sponsor-a-Scholar” program of Philadelphia Futures provides mentoring and money to low-income, first-generation-to-college students.

06/04/2015

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Schools Extending Compulsory Education Requirements

In an effort to increase academic standing internationally, many school districts have decided to extend the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements.

06/03/2015

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Integrating Is Educating

In an article in The Washington Post, programs and projects are cited that make the case that integrating subjects can work.

06/02/2015

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Tuition Breaks For Veterans Could Help Colleges

College enrollment rates have been dropping but making it easier financially for veterans to attend college may help both the vets, and the schools.

06/01/2015

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Fewer Applicants For High School Equivalency Test

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In our rapidly moving technological world where education is so necessary in everyday living and the world of work, fewer people without a high school degree are choosing […]

05/27/2015

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High School Students Applying To More Colleges

For 10 of the past 15 years, 70% of US colleges reported year-to-year increases in applications.

05/26/2015

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Doctor Recommends Eye Screening As Standard For Young Students

Dr. Pamela Gallin recommends vision screenings be taken as seriously as vaccination requirements with uniform standards. Kids who can’t see, can’t learn.

05/25/2015

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Proof That College Is Worth The Expense

With much discussion today questioning “is college worth it?”, a report in Education Week presents useful data.

05/20/2015

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Fellowship Program Invests Millions In Humanities And Social Sciences

The Andrew Carnegie Fellowship program will award more than $6 million in fellowships for those studying the humanities and social sciences.

05/19/2015

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Fewer High School Students Aspire To Become Teachers

Young people’s interest in the teaching profession continues to drop.

05/18/2015

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A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.

05/13/2015

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Mighty Writers Opens Bilingual Center

Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers mentoring program has expanded to encourage bilingual students to become biliterate as well.

05/12/2015

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Students Setback By Parents In Prison

Incarceration can be more traumatic for a student than even a parent’s death.

05/11/2015

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Mentors Improve Commitment Of Low-Income Students At Community College

Connect2Complete provides low-income students in remedial classes at community colleges peer mentors who have been through the program themselves.

05/06/2015

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Volunteers Needed For Philadelphia’s Reading Olympics

Adult volunteers needed to moderate the annual Philadelphia Reading Olympics.

05/05/2015

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