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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old Pennsylvania high school student is being charged in juvenile court for an attack on another student that was captured on a third student's cellphone video.
The ambitious blueprint would require more than $900 million in new, recurring funding from the city and state over the next five years.
Laying out his vision for the Philadelphia School District on Wednesday, William R. Hite Jr. said the school system must narrow its focus, think hard...
DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) - Officials say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew he was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy brought it to class.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations is getting a new coach.
Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.
Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.
Paul Drayton Jr., Burlington County's head administrator since 2010, was appointed Tuesday as president of Burlington County College. Drayton, 54, of Mount Laurel, will start his job March 16 with a salary of $198,000. He previously served as chief executive at the Delaware River Port Authority, which runs four toll bridges and the PATCO High-Speed Line.
Marjorie Neff, a career educator, said she does not plan to change the strategy in negotiations with the teachers' union.
New SRC chair Marge Neff knows firsthand how budgets affect kids and communities.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A Catholic high school in southern New Jersey whose fans taunted a mostly black basketball team by dressing up as a monkey and a banana has apologized.
New Jersey school districts on Monday began administering highly debated new standardized tests but faced relatively little protest.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf, who replaced the chairman of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission partly because of his support for additional charter schools in the cash-strapped city, will discuss his plan for charter reform in Tuesday's budget address.
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old Pennsylvania high school student is being charged in juvenile court for an attack on another student that was captured on a third student's cellphone video.
The ambitious blueprint would require more than $900 million in new, recurring funding from the city and state over the next five years.
Laying out his vision for the Philadelphia School District on Wednesday, William R. Hite Jr. said the school system must narrow its focus, think hard...
DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) - Officials say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew he was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy brought it to class.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations is getting a new coach.
SAM HINKIE, the Sixers' "Master of Disaster," has led the team on a two-year tanking mission as part of his plan to return the Sixers to prominence at some future date in a galaxy far, far away. He seems to relish their "0-fers," such as their 0-for-17 record to start the season.
Paul Drayton Jr., Burlington County's head administrator since 2010, was appointed Tuesday as president of Burlington County College. Drayton, 54, of Mount Laurel, will start his job March 16 with a salary of $198,000. He previously served as chief executive at the Delaware River Port Authority, which runs four toll bridges and the PATCO High-Speed Line.
After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania's state universities and community colleges were thrilled to see Gov. Wolf propose significant increases Tuesday.
Gov. Wolf's budget proposal would be very good for the Philadelphia schools. His plan calls for a nearly $160 million increase in state funds that would more than wipe out the district's projected $80 million deficit.
Gov. Wolf's proposed funding boost for state colleges has strings attached. He wants them to freeze tuition.
Gov. Wolf's proposal Tuesday for a historic increase in state education spending was received like a Christmas bonus in March by school officials in the region, and they said they were especially pleased about what it might mean for property owners - lower taxes.
New SRC chair Marge Neff knows firsthand how budgets affect kids and communities.
Marjorie Neff, a career educator, said she does not plan to change the strategy in negotiations with the teachers' union.
Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.
Gov. Wolf's budget proposal would be very good for the Philadelphia schools. His plan calls for a nearly $160 million increase in state funds that would more than wipe out the district's projected $80 million deficit.
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