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Letter reveals that the district’s Charter Schools Office seeks an immediate overhaul of Stetson’s board of trustees, its business practices and its oversight of the school.
A new and controversial online standardized test, threatened by a growing opt-out movement, made its official debut this week despite weather disruptions and pockets of high resistance.
Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees.
William R. Hite Jr. finds himself in an unusual spot. For the past two winters and springs, he has grappled with Philadelphia School District budget holes in the hundreds of millions.
Drexel University is scrapping its programs in Sacramento.
In his final budget proposal, Mayor Nutter said, he wanted to try something new to support the city's ailing schools - actually giving the district what it asked for.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - School officials in a southern New Jersey town are proposing its first tax increase in at least 20 years.
Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader.
Two public-policy centers in the Philadelphia region are joining forces with the goal of improving civics education in schools. The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, created in 2013 in collaboration with the National Constitution Center, has relocated from Arcadia University in Glenside to the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the institutions announced Wednesday.
Priscilla Sands, the longtime top administrator of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, announced Wednesday that she will step down at the end of this academic year to become head of a private school in Los Angeles.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
William R. Hite Jr. finds himself in an unusual spot. For the last two winters and springs, he has grappled with Philadelphia School District budget holes in the hundreds of millions.
A new and controversial online standardized test, threatened by a growing opt-out movement, made its official debut this week despite weather disruptions and pockets of high resistance.
Unveiled in 2009, Drexel's Sacramento, Calif., campus was supposed to be the first of five new locations in growing U.S. cities that would help the university expand its reach.
William R. Hite Jr. finds himself in an unusual spot. For the past two winters and springs, he has grappled with Philadelphia School District budget holes in the hundreds of millions.
Drexel University is scrapping its programs in Sacramento.
In his final budget proposal, Mayor Nutter said, he wanted to try something new to support the city's ailing schools - actually giving the district what it asked for.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - School officials in a southern New Jersey town are proposing its first tax increase in at least 20 years.
Letter reveals that the district’s Charter Schools Office seeks an immediate overhaul of Stetson’s board of trustees, its business practices and its oversight of the school.
Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees.
Even if piles of promised cash come through from the city and state, the Philadelphia School District must rethink the way it does business, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Wednesday.
Mayor Nutter’s last budget will have a number of new spending measures, including pumping more money into the Department of License & Inspections and expanding the city’s Summer Jobs program. It will also have a property tax increase.
Gov. Wolf went to the state's top-rated high school Wednesday to push his plan to radically overhaul Pennsylvania's tax structure - and push back against Republican legislators who had immediately labeled his budget proposal dead in the water.
Unveiled in 2009, Drexel's Sacramento, Calif., campus was supposed to be the first of five new locations in growing U.S. cities that would help the university expand its reach.
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