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Public Schools

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Professor: Campaign To Market Center City Public Schools Increases Divide Of ‘Haves,’ ‘Have Nots’

According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”

05/05/2013

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Schools Must Heal, Not Punish

Schools that undertake supportive, compassionate, and solution-oriented discipline methods have seen a 20 to 40 percent drop in suspensions in their first year.

04/30/2013

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What Makes A Good Principal?

A recent study by the Bush Institute found that states have little or no information on how principals are prepared, licensed, supported and evaluated.

03/20/2013

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School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close

The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.

03/07/2013

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Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia Schools

The rally was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Juntos, a non-profit that works for equal rights for the Latino immigrant community.

01/29/2013

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Schools That Learn What Art Can Teach

At the long-struggling and poor Savoy Elementary School, teachers are using the excitement and discipline of the arts to improve achievement.

12/17/2012

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Most NJ Public Schools To Be Open On Days Of Now-Canceled Teachers’ Convention

School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio says the districts need to hold classes Nov. 8 and 9 to get to the required 180 for the year.

11/02/2012

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Philadelphia Public, Archdiocesan Schools Closed On Monday

Due to the forecast of severe weather, all Philadelphia Archdiocesan high schools and parish elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia will be closed Monday and Tuesday. In addition, all Philadelphia public schools will be closed on Monday.

10/28/2012

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School Permission Slip Waiver

Do those permission slips you sign to allow a school to take your child on a field trip mean you can’t sue the school when something goes wrong?

10/04/2012

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New Bill Proposes School Day, Year Extended In New Jersey

A new bill proposes a three year pilot program to give 25 state school districts, with parents and staff on board, that option.

09/26/2012

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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Declining School Enrollments

Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.

08/15/2012

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Is School Work Too Easy?

Nearly one-third of 8th grade math students nationwide report that their math work is often or always too easy and almost a third of those in 8th grade read less than 5 pages a day or write lengthy answers to test questions.

08/07/2012

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Maryland Takes The Lead In New Education Study

New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.

07/31/2012

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Debates About Year-Round Schooling Benefits

Four day weeks, a longer school day and year-round school are all ideas for making schooling less costly and more effective.

07/30/2012

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