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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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Pennsylvania House Approves New Rating System For Educators

The Pennsylvania House has given preliminary approval to legislation that would create a new rating system for teachers, principals and non-teaching professionals.

06/28/2012

NJ Assembly Votes To Prohibit Schools And Employers From Asking For Social Media Passwords

Two measures aimed at stopping employers and schools from asking for social media passwords have been approved by the New Jersey Assembly.

06/25/2012

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NJ Graduation Rates Lower Due To Change In Computing Formula

High school graduation rates are lower in many New Jersey school districts because of a switch in the way the state computes dropouts, according to state education officials.

05/01/2012

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Rally Held In South Philadelphia To Support 2 Schools Slated To Close

Students, parents and alumni gathered for a rally in South Philadelphia’s Pennsport neighborhood Thursday night in support of two Catholic schools set to close.

02/23/2012

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Chester Upland School Officials, State Education Reps Meet With Judge Today

Both sides will be back before a federal judge today as the Chester Upland School District seeks a court order for more state funding to stave off a financial crisis.

01/13/2012

Students rally outside St. Hubert's on Monday, January 9, 2011.

St. Hubert’s Students Rally In Support Of Their School

There were streaming tears, shouts and cheers as the ladies of Saint Hubert’s let out their frustration via Monday morning’s rally on the front steps of their high school.

01/09/2012

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Former Chief Of Philadelphia School District Heads North

Philadelphia’s former CEO of the Philadelphia School District has a new job. Paul Vallas is taking over the reins in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

12/24/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers To Update System Of Evaluating Teacher Performance

State lawmakers are wading into the issue of updating Pennsylvania’s system of evaluating teacher performance.

11/06/2011

From left: SRC member Joesph Dworetzky, Acting Superintendent Leroy Nunery, Interim SRC Chair Wendell Pritchett, SRC member Denise McGregor-Armbrister (credit: Mike DeNardo)

SRC Plan To Close Or Consolidate Underused Schools To Be Unveiled This Week

A long-awaited plan to close or consolidate under-used Philadelphia school buildings is being unveiled this week.

10/30/2011

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Workers Continue To Protest Planned Layoffs Within Philadelphia School District

Blue-collar workers at Philadelphia schools are continuing their protest against hundreds of planned layoffs.

10/29/2011

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Philadelphia Catholic High Schools Close Doors Amid Teacher Strike

Back-and-forth negotiations and no agreement has shut the doors of Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools indefinitely on Wednesday.

09/14/2011

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Talks Between Striking Catholic School Teachers And Philadelphia Archdiocese To Resume

Negotiations resume Thursday afternoon between striking high school teachers and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

09/07/2011

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Pennsylvania Budget Signed Minutes Before Deadline

For the first time in nine years, Pennsylvania has a finished budget in place as the new fiscal year dawns. But it went right down to the wire last night.

07/01/2011

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Philadelphia Schools Closing Early Because Of Heat

It’s not even summer yet, and we’re already facing our second heat wave of the year. It’s causing some headaches for some school districts.

06/08/2011

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