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Gov. Christie Signs Measure Intended To Prevent ‘School Spying’

Districts that provide students with laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices will now have to provide written notification that the device may track them.

04/15/2013

Schools placed on lockdown in city's Feltonville section on April 4, 2013. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Police: Students Made Up Story That Woman Pointed Gun At Them

Two Philadelphia schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday morning after four students told their principal that a female pointed a shotgun at them.

04/04/2013

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Cash-strapped Philadelphia School District Requests Millions From City, State

The district has closed two dozen schools, it’s banking on salary cuts of an average ten percent from its employees, and it cut central office staff in half. But Superintendent William Hite says there’s still a $242 million dollar budget hole.

03/28/2013

Superintendent William Hite at a City Council hearing on his school closure plan. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hite Talks Contract Issues Over Teacher Pay And Water Fountains In Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia’s schools chief wants to clear up some misconceptions teachers may have, after the district’s opening contract proposal to the teachers union leaked out this week.

03/02/2013

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Mother Of Kidnapped Child Says She’s Hired An Attorney

“We are presenting parents with a safety plan outlining specifics in how to improve safety in school,” said District Spokesman Fernando Gallard.

01/17/2013

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New Jersey School District Starts New Year With Armed Guards

School officials in Marlboro say they are placing armed, uniformed township police officers in the district’s schools.

01/02/2013

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Pa. Legislature Considers Granting Waivers To Storm-Shuttered School Districts

With some schools in southeastern Pennsylvania closed for a week now due to Hurricane Sandy, spokesmen say state legislative leaders would consider relaxing the 180-day requirement for affected school districts.

11/05/2012

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It’s Back To School Week In New Jersey

State education officials say students will be returning to classes Monday in many New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.

11/04/2012

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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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School Officials: No Halloween Celebrations In Phoenixville District This Year

Halloween is a little more than one week away, but students here at Schuylkill Elementary aren’t planning their classroom costumes.

10/22/2012

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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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Brotherly Love: Teacher Helps Military Children

Terry Dougherty is a hero to the troops and their children. The South Jersey teacher has gathered a small army of volunteers to help military children do well in school.

09/11/2012

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Commonwealth Connections Academy

For more on Commonwealth Connections Academy, visit: http://www.connectionsacademy.com/pennsylvania-cyber-school/home.aspx

09/07/2012

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School Employees Suspended In Wake Of New Jersey Cheating Scandal

CBS New York is reporting that numerous school officials and teachers have been suspended from a northern New Jersey school district after state investigators said they helped or encouraged students to cheat on standardized.

08/30/2012

At the podium is Mike O'Neill, at Thursday's announcement at the Edmunds Elementary School. (Credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Local Group Halfway To Raising $100 Million For Philadelphia Schools

The Philadelphia School Partnership has commitments of $52 million toward its goal of $100 million to help expand opportunities at schools it says are doing it right — whether they are public, private or charter.

08/23/2012

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