A veteran South Jersey teacher with a novel approach has been named New Jersey’s Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year.
Philadelphia public schools have been open for a month now and there is no solution to the district’s budget crisis.
Districtwide, reading scores were down 2½ points, and math scores were down four points.
A traveling music and technology festival was in Philadelphia on Friday, giving high school students an arts experience they might not otherwise get because of budget cuts.
The goal is $500,000, by October 15th, to buy paper, workbooks, and other school supplies for Philadelphia schoolkids.
Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.
Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.
Fans in the upper deck at Citizens Bank Park have long complained that it ruined a clear view of the center city skyline.
This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.
Across the street from the convention center, demonstrators collect bottled water and donations to help families whose drinking water, they say, has been contaminated by fracking along the Marcellus Shale in central and western Pennsylvania.
The US House majority leader, during a visit to a Philadelphia charter school, called on the US Justice Department to drop its challenge of a Louisiana school voucher program.
“We’re not saying that you can’t smoke or use tobacco,” says Chester County Housing Authority executive director Dale Gravett. “We’re just saying you can’t do it on Housing Authority property.”
Judy Willner, a veteran third-grade teacher at Pennell Elementary School in Ogontz, admits she was just blowing off steam online.
The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.
The new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only 18 percent of respondents think Philadelphia schools are going a “good” or “excellent” job.