Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Education

Despite a boisterous protest outside its meeting, and blistering comments from community members inside, Temple University's board of trustees on Monday decided to take the next step in pursuing an on-campus stadium.
The University of Delaware will allow instate applicants to choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores, becoming the latest school to decide...
A federal whistle-blower suit claims an elementary principal at the Franklin Towne Charter School in Bridesburg was hired under false...
Andrei Fritz was itching to let loose a torrent of drumming that could be heard in the classroom upstairs and by passersby in the hallway outside.
Pat Williams, 64, a longtime employee of Temple University, was found dead Monday morning on the ninth floor of Gladfelter Hall.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.
Police are investigating reports of hazing by football players in one of the region's elite school districts. The players are current or former members of the Conestoga High School team, according to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
When Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter closed in December, its officials laid blame at two places: districts that couldn't pay for students because of the state budget crisis, and a bank's decision to pull the charter school's line of credit.
Watching the proliferation of charter schools in Philadelphia and across America reminds one of the monotone pronouncement of the part-robot, part-human Borg as they conquer planet after planet in Star Trek: "Resistance is futile."
Dozens of Philadelphia public schools could get full-time counselors, and more than a dozen Philadelphia school counselors could get their jobs back, if a judge's order stands.
The campus cops at the University of Delaware have a new role as rap singers, and they're attracting a lot of attention.
In a stiff competition akin to a championship sporting event, youngsters from across the region Saturday challenged their minds to create the best robot and build a better world.
A chance encounter changed a young woman’s life.
Rapper Meek Mill learns Friday if he must return to prison. Is that why he was at a kids’ school Thursday?
A suit filed by a prominent Main Line attorney argues that the Lower Merion School District, one of the region's wealthiest and most highly regarded, has misled the public about its finances and should remit its $55 million surplus to taxpayers.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office plans to take action that could revive the most serious charges against three former Pennsylvania State University leaders accused of ignoring or covering up Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse.
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida high school student Brooke Stewart would gladly swap two required foreign language classes to become fluent in JavaScript...
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Thursday that the Faith in the Future Foundation's management of archdiocesan high schools has been so successful that both sides have agreed to an early contract extension.
CHICAGO (AP) - The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Thursday condemned emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist and other insulting language.
The University of the Sciences this week received a $3.8 million gift from an alumnus.