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(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

Pictured: Sabra Townsend
(credit: Mike Dunn)

Parents And Public School Advocates Voice Their Displeasure With School District’s Plans

Parents and public school advocates say they’re not at all pleased with the School District’s plans for $45 million dollars recently released by Governor Corbett and they gave City Council an earful this past week.

11/03/2013

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Dozens Of Allentown Teachers Being Laid Off

Dozens of teachers in the Allentown School District are being laid off.

06/11/2013

(credit: Steve Butler)

Nutter Veto of $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets Will Stand

A City Council plan to add a $4 surcharge on all parking tickets is now dead. Mayor Nutter last week vetoed the $4 ticket surcharge, calling the measure illegal on several fronts.

09/20/2012

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bleak Road Ahead For Philadelphia School District

The road ahead for the School District of Philadelphia looks as bleak as ever after the release Thursday of the findings of an independent consultant.

08/02/2012

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Two Candidates Announced For Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

42-year-old Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent at the Clark County, Nevada school district, which includes Las Vegas, is one of the final two candidates for the superintendant position.

06/23/2012

(Credit: School District of Philadelphia)

Philadelphia School District Announces First Finalist For Superintendent’s Job

The School District has released the name of one of the two finalists for the superintendent’s job. The first candidate to be revealed is Pedro Martinez.

06/22/2012

Pa. Secretary Of Education Gives Districts 30 Days To Investigate Standardized Test Scores

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.

07/14/2011

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Cops: Bensalem Bus Driver ‘Visibly Intoxicated’ During Crash

A Bensalem school bus driver has resigned after police say she appeared to be driving under the influence of alcohol during a crash earlier this month.

06/27/2011

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Upper Dublin School Officials Seek Help From Staff In Closing $3M Budget Gap

The district is asking all its teachers, administrators and staff members to chip in by making a charitable contribution to help close the budget gap.

06/13/2011

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.

06/06/2011

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Pennsylvania School To 5th-Grader: No Face Paint Over Osama

A Pennsylvania school district says a fifth-grader’s face paint marking the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is too disruptive for class.

05/03/2011

Charles Hurst

Former N. Penn School Official Accused Of Sexual Assault

Charles Hurst, a former vice principal at a North Penn middle school, is under arrest for having inappropriate sexual conversations with a thirteen-year-old student.

09/24/2010