Expanding Dual Language ProgramsSince 2003, there has been a 700% growth of dual language, bilingual and associated programs in the US Department of Education database.
US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for SchoolsIn response, Pennsylvania's education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.
Group Says Cheyney University Underfunding is Result of Racial Discrimination"We're one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild," says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.
Swarthmore, Temple Caught in Federal Probe of Campus Security The US Department of Education says inclusion on the list "in no way indicates" an institution has violated Title IX, prohibiting sex discrimination, but it's releasing the list of places it is investigating to "foster better public awareness."
Schools Shifting From 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline PoliciesBecause rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in 'zero-tolerance'.
With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA TestingThis was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.
Group Files Discrimination Complaint Over Philadelphia Schools' DownsizingThe Pennsylvania public school advocate group "Action United" filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.
Schools in Radnor, Egg Harbor, and Chestnut Hill Win Environmentalism AwardsThree local schools have been named "Green Ribbon" schools by the US Department of Education, in a program that honors the best in environmental education and conservation.
Leadership Void For Turnaround SchoolsCentral to the Obama administration's $4 billion turnaround program to radically transform schools is the appointment of new principals, but that may be easier said than done.
US Dept. of Education Hosts Teaching Discussion In North PhillyRecruiting new teachers was the focus of a town hall discussion on Monday that brought the US education secretary to Temple University.