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The Philadelphia School District is projecting a budget of $2.9 billion next year - a forecast that banks on $264 million in new city and state money that is not assured.
The new dean of Rowan's business school will start a listening tour to meet with 200 people in two months.
Trump Entertainment Resorts supports development of a Stockton University campus in Atlantic City - just not next door to the Trump Taj Mahal, the company said Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge ruled a New Jersey school district was within its rights to fire a security guard who posted on Facebook describing two men accused of killing a police officer as "black thugs" and suggesting "all white people should start riots and scare the hell out of them."
DELAWARE COUNTY Two Haverford professors are named Fulbright scholars HAVERFORD Two Haverford College professors have been named Fulbright scholars for the 2015-16 year, the school announced.
BUCKS COUNTY Former NBA player to speak on addiction NEWTOWN A former pro basketball player who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction during his career will deliver a free speech at Council Rock High School North next month.
DELAWARE COUNTY Former U.S. ambassador to speak at Penn State Brandywine campus MEDIA The former U.S. ambassador to Mozambique and Peru will be a featured speaker at Penn State Brandywine this spring.
Katlyn Grasso got to Penn knowing she could be a leader, her confidence fed by supportive parents and her all-girls high school. But she saw that many other young women were hesitant about raising their hands in class and volunteering for leadership roles.
In a dispute over its right to host an Israeli-Palestinian program, Swarthmore College's Hillel has broken with the global Jewish-student organization and changed its name.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia charter school held a memorial for a student police say appeared to be strangled to death.
Trump Taj Mahal casino's parent company is seeking to block Stockton University's creation of an Atlantic City campus next door to the Taj Mahal because it doesn't want to contend with underage college students trying to gamble, the company said Wednesday.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
SEATTLE (AP) - The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
Philadelphia's public school students will get a day off before Pope Francis comes to town this fall. The school district's calendar has this for Sept. 25: "Citywide Papal Visit - Administrative Offices and Schools Closed."
Trump Entertainment Resorts supports development of a Stockton University campus in Atlantic City - just not next door to the Trump Taj Mahal, the company said Friday.
Philadelphia public school students will be sitting in classes for an extra day in June, officials said Friday. The final day of school is now June...
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge ruled a New Jersey school district was within its rights to fire a security guard who posted on Facebook describing two men accused of killing a police officer as "black thugs" and suggesting "all white people should start riots and scare the hell out of them."
DELAWARE COUNTY Two Haverford professors are named Fulbright scholars HAVERFORD Two Haverford College professors have been named Fulbright scholars for the 2015-16 year, the school announced.
The School Reform Commission proposed a $2.89 billion budget for next year and formally requested $264 million from the city and the state.
The Philadelphia School District is projecting a budget of $2.9 billion next year - a forecast that banks on $264 million in new city and state money that is not assured.
The new dean of Rowan's business school will start a listening tour to meet with 200 people in two months.
A Penn State Abington prof who lit a cigarette on a plane and went on an hours-long rant about U.S.-Venezuela relations is no longer teaching.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
BUCKS COUNTY Former NBA player to speak on addiction NEWTOWN A former pro basketball player who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction during his career will deliver a free speech at Council Rock High School North next month.
DELAWARE COUNTY Former U.S. ambassador to speak at Penn State Brandywine campus MEDIA The former U.S. ambassador to Mozambique and Peru will be a featured speaker at Penn State Brandywine this spring.
Katlyn Grasso got to Penn knowing she could be a leader, her confidence fed by supportive parents and her all-girls high school. But she saw that many other young women were hesitant about raising their hands in class and volunteering for leadership roles.
Philadelphia's public school students will get a day off before Pope Francis comes to town this fall. The school district's calendar has this for Sept. 25: "Citywide Papal Visit - Administrative Offices and Schools Closed."
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