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Bill Advances To Post ‘In God We Trust’ In Schools

Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post “In God We Trust” in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week.

10/24/2013

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Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School Funding

Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.

10/10/2013

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Teachers Pay House Calls

Hundreds of teachers in D.C. will spend weekends and evenings this fall visiting homes of students in 43 schools hoping to improve academic achievement.

09/16/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

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Community Schools Bring Service Under One Roof

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With large numbers of low income people in urban areas, community schools are on the rise – places that educate children, and have services like teaching English to […]

06/04/2013

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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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