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To inspire would-be entrepreneurs among the student body, Temple University on Friday officially will open Blackstone LaunchPad, an on-campus center at the Howard Gittis Student Center, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Department of Education has released its annual school-by-school performance reports.
GUSTINE, Texas (AP) - Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in the gym.
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey middle school teacher has resigned in a settlement after he made racist, sexist, anti-Semitic homophobic comments in his classroom.
Dorothy June Brown, 77, has some problems remembering dates, her age, the year, and where she went to school, but a forensic psychologist said she is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded the charter schools she founded of $6.3 million.
Mayor Nutter, with a nod to the candidates running to succeed him, on Thursday laid out for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce a seven-year history of measured accomplishments and continuing challenges.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
Pennsylvania's acting education secretary turned down the third and final application for a new statewide cyber charter school Thursday. The decision, signed by Pedro A. Rivera, found that the application filed by the proposed Insight PA Cyber Charter School was deficient in six areas, including governance.
Sometimes you just can't win for losing. Bryn Mawr College students are planning a demonstration next week to protest what some described as an insensitive e-mail sent to women with "elevated BMIs" - that is, a little overweight.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds.
A former staffer at the shuttered Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School has filed a class-action suit against the charter and its officials, seeking payment for work performed in November and December.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
NE Philly's BambieBotz create 6-foot robot that takes out the trash.
As Camden leaders tout a budding renaissance in the city, one Rutgers-Camden project will be keeping an objective eye by tracking neighborhood changes in the Cramer Hill section.
The question of whether charter school magnate Dorothy June Brown is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded her schools of $6.3 million now lies with a federal judge.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Department of Education has released its annual school-by-school performance reports.
GUSTINE, Texas (AP) - Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in the gym.
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey middle school teacher has resigned in a settlement after he made racist, sexist, anti-Semitic homophobic comments in his classroom.
Mayor Nutter, with a nod to the candidates running to succeed him, on Thursday laid out for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce a seven-year history of measured accomplishments and continuing challenges.
Tune in Friday afternoon to see Deandre Jefferson try to break the bank
Pennsylvania's acting education secretary turned down the third and final application for a new statewide cyber charter school Thursday. The decision, signed by Pedro A. Rivera, found that the application filed by the proposed Insight PA Cyber Charter School was deficient in six areas, including governance.
The vice dean of Rutgers–Camden’s law school sent a school-wide email after a student evaluation commented on a female professor’s outfits.
Dorothy June Brown, 77, has some problems remembering dates, her age, the year, and where she went to school, but a forensic psychologist said she is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded the charter schools she founded of $6.3 million.
To inspire would-be entrepreneurs among the student body, Temple University on Friday officially will open Blackstone LaunchPad, an on-campus center at the Howard Gittis Student Center, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
As Camden leaders tout a budding renaissance in the city, one Rutgers-Camden project will be keeping an objective eye by tracking neighborhood changes in the Cramer Hill section.
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