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The annual Mastery College Signing Day was held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
The Street: Endowments from 832 U.S. colleges and universities returned an average of 15.5% for the fiscal 2014 year (which ended June 30, 2014), up from 11.7% return in 2013, according to a January study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
CAMDEN A second-year student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, whose academic and career focus is using research to better provide care to underserved populations, has won a prize from the American Medical Association's philanthropic organization.
RADNOR Nine Villanova University students have received 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants and will be headed overseas, the school announced.
Under a clear blue sky Friday, fourth-grader fingers busily dug in the sun-warmed earth outside the Katz Dalsey Academy Charter School in Camden's Rosedale section.
CAMDEN Free lunchtime musical acts will again be presented on Rutgers-Camden's campus this summer. Events in the Mallery Concert Series will be held...
The governor visited Hunter Elementary on Friday as part of his schools tour. He’s proposing an extra $159 million for Philly.
The panel fielded questions of a wide range of topics, but one activist accused the panel of being out of touch with the community.
One day in the summer before fifth grade, Courtney Scott was jumping rope with a friend outside her family's West Philadelphia rowhouse when her parents called her inside to meet a stranger.
About 75 percent of New Jersey teachers are rated as "effective" under a new system that attempts to be more specific about their strengths and weaknesses.
The Street: These schools are very exclusive, often have famous alumni, and are all extremely expensive. All of the schools on this list have a higher tuition than the average four year colleges and universities in this country.
The search for 20-year-old Timothy Hamlett ended in tragedy.
The annual Mastery College Signing Day was held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.
The plan seeks to increase high-quality child care providers and expand access for families. The total cost is unclear.
Former University of Pennsylvania track athlete Timothy Hamlett, whose body was found in the Hudson River last week, was remembered Tuesday by a former teammate as a competitor who "led by example through his efforts and passion on the track."
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. looked out over the sea of suits and made his pitch for Philadelphia schools. "With your support, your assistance, your passion to help the children of Philadelphia, we will get there," Hite told the audience of lawyers and business people.
The Street: Endowments from 832 U.S. colleges and universities returned an average of 15.5% for the fiscal 2014 year (which ended June 30, 2014), up from 11.7% return in 2013, according to a January study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
CAMDEN A second-year student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, whose academic and career focus is using research to better provide care to underserved populations, has won a prize from the American Medical Association's philanthropic organization.
Imagine if Haddon Township's venerable Champion School had been torn down to make way for a 7-Eleven. That awful idea never got anywhere, thanks to Alfred Litwak and people who rallied behind him to save and restore the one-room schoolhouse.
RADNOR Nine Villanova University students have received 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants and will be headed overseas, the school announced.
CAMDEN Free lunchtime musical acts will again be presented on Rutgers-Camden's campus this summer. Events in the Mallery Concert Series will be held...
The panel fielded questions of a wide range of topics, but one activist accused the panel of being out of touch with the community.
There is little appetite for a tax increase to help Philadelphia schools. School Reform Commission members can spend 20 hours a week, easily, on their unpaid and often frustrating job. Contract negotiations with the teachers' union are proceeding, even if the union doesn't find them productive.
The governor visited Hunter Elementary on Friday as part of his schools tour. He’s proposing an extra $159 million for Philly.
Under a clear blue sky Friday, fourth-grader fingers busily dug in the sun-warmed earth outside the Katz Dalsey Academy Charter School in Camden's Rosedale section.
The plan seeks to increase high-quality child care providers and expand access for families. The total cost is unclear.