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Graduate! Philadelphia

Graduate! Philadelphia is a non-profit organization serving over 70,000 Philadelphians who started their degrees and never finished.

02/03/2014

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Music From Trash

In a poor South American community, children who play instruments made from trash in the local landfill are playing in international concerts, instead of in the streets.

01/29/2014

SchoolBus

Schools Shifting From ‘Zero Tolerance’ Discipline Policies

Because rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in ‘zero-tolerance’.

01/28/2014

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New Non-Profit Assists Those In Need Of Financial Aid

Single Stop USA is a new national nonprofit with the intent of helping students receive access to federal, state and local benefits and assistance in applying.

01/27/2014

SchoolBus

Los Angeles School Partners With Parents In Homeschooling

A unique charter school in Los Angeles, The DaVinci Innovation Academy, has connected families of 270 diverse home schoolers in an interesting arrangement.

01/22/2014

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Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal Preschool

In Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.

01/21/2014

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Red Cross Focuses On Fire Prevention For MLK Day

Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday has been designated by Congress as a ‘Day of Service’. The Red Cross is focusing on fire prevention.

01/20/2014

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Mighty Writers Helping Young Storytellers

The daily work of volunteers at the three Mighty Writers locations in Philadelphia is helping kids, 7-17, think and write with clarity.

01/15/2014

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Most SAT Takers Not Prepared To Succeed In College

The College Board reports that less than half of those who took the SATs in 2013 are ready to succeed in college.

01/14/2014

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New Pennsylvania Laws Guard Against Child Abuse

The 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..

01/13/2014

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Are Students Finishing College?

There are many reasons why students stop, drop out and transfer, it’s important to consider data when selecting a school.

01/08/2014

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More K-12 Students Learning Online

The number of students in cyber and blended learning programs – those that use face-to-face and online instruction as curriculum practice – has grown dramatically.

01/07/2014

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Job Market Looks Bright For 2014 Grads

In 2014, job opportunities are expected to increase 2% across all degree levels although many employers are taking a ‘”wait and see” approach because of federal budgets.

01/06/2014

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Educational Advancements In 2013

As the year ends, let’s look at what priorities have emerged in education.

01/01/2014

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Farm Visit Teaches Young Students Real Life Lessons

Elementary school students visiting a farm near Washington, DC saw greater value in the lessons they’d learned in the classroom.

12/31/2013

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