Public Schools

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For New Middle School in Gloucester, NJThe new school building is being built on a long-vacant stretch of land at Fifth and Market Streets.
Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School FundingA report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.
Growing Population Of Latino Students Doing Well In SchoolLatinos represent the fastest growing group of students in the country's public schools and a new report suggests they are making great strides in education.
Some Pa. State Officials Push To Tax Marcellus Shale Drilling In Effort To Raise Money For Public SchoolsPennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and a number of his colleagues want to put an eight percent tax on Marcellus Shale extraction in the commonwealth.
Report: 40 Percent Of Kids In Pa.'s Public Schools Classified As Low IncomeA new report reveals the majority of America's public school students now come from low-income families.
High School Dropout Rates Hit Record LowThe national dropout rate reached a record low last year.
South Street Grocery Store Helps Raise Funds For 2 Local Public SchoolsThe schools have more than 1,300 students all together, and Whole Foods says the funds raised will directly support students.
US Schools Become Minority MajorityThe US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.
White Students No Longer To Be Majority In School For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled.
School District Residency Requirements May Have Some FlexibilityThere are plenty of parents who want their school aged children to go to a good school with better student outcomes than the one in which they actually live. This may be illegal.
Activists Stage Sit-In Protest At Corbett's OfficeA small group of activists seeking more money for Pennsylvania's public schools staged a sit-in protest outside Gov. Tom Corbett's office.
School Districts Warned About Denying Enrollment Over ImmigrationThe federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.