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Pre-registration ends May 29. Elementary schools will hold an open house March 4.
The price tag for a year at the University of Pennsylvania will top $63,000 in September - a 3.9 percent increase, the university announced Thursday.
Racial graffiti discovered at Radnor High Radnor High School held a student assembly Thursday to address an incident involving racial graffiti discovered in a bathroom, the principal said in an e-mail to parents.
Gov. Christie's proposed budget calls for increasing some types of financial aid but would cut direct funding to New Jersey state colleges and universities, according to the budget summary released this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
UNION, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Kean University sent acceptance notices to nearly 3,000 students in error.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A new study of salaries at Rutgers University finds that 17 employees, including 14 doctors and three athletic coaches, have salaries over $1 million per year.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Penn State and ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by one of the accusers who testified in Sandusky's criminal child sex abuse trial says keeping the case in Philadelphia doesn't present a burden to potential witnesses or to the university.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The state of New Jersey has renewed the contract of Newark's public schools chief, who has come under fire from the city's mayor and others for her reform plans.
The CEO of Odunde runs the I Am B.U.M.I. mentoring program, which teaches girls to succeed, despite poor circumstances.
Patrons of the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia founded the historic school in the mid-19th century so their students would be prepared for the day when equality arrived.
Growing up in Shanghai, Qingjia Edward Wang never thought he would one day write a book about chopsticks. To him, chopsticks were just eating utensils.
One by one, the six Democrats running for mayor of Philadelphia gave their best pitches Wednesday night to about 300 members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, in an effort to secure the union's coveted endorsement in the May primary.
In the classic version of the Greek myth, Pandora opens a box and unleashes all the evils of the world. In the skits performed by students at Saturday's regional Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition, those evils received a revamp.
The former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, charged with dozens of counts of theft and state ethics violations, appeared in court Friday for the first time since he was arrested in December.
Joseph Neubauer, the former chairman of Philadelphia-based hospitality company Aramark, was elected Thursday as chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Chicago.
The principal of Science Leadership Academy will skip school Monday and Tuesday. So will the principal of the Workshop School and the leader of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
UNION, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Kean University sent acceptance notices to nearly 3,000 students in error.
Maybe it was the squad of cheerleaders they brought with them, chanting, "Burrito! Burrito!" Or maybe it was their sweet-and-savory recipe for apple, cheddar, and sausage breakfast burritos, giving new life to those presliced apple snack packs kids normally tend to reject in the cafeteria.
Pre-registration ends May 29. Elementary schools will hold an open house March 4.
Gov. Christie's proposed budget calls for increasing some types of financial aid but would cut direct funding to New Jersey state colleges and universities, according to the budget summary released this week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Penn State and ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by one of the accusers who testified in Sandusky's criminal child sex abuse trial says keeping the case in Philadelphia doesn't present a burden to potential witnesses or to the university.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The state of New Jersey has renewed the contract of Newark's public schools chief, who has come under fire from the city's mayor and others for her reform plans.
The price tag for a year at the University of Pennsylvania will top $63,000 in September - a 3.9 percent increase, the university announced Thursday.
Racial graffiti discovered at Radnor High Radnor High School held a student assembly Thursday to address an incident involving racial graffiti discovered in a bathroom, the principal said in an e-mail to parents.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A new study of salaries at Rutgers University finds that 17 employees, including 14 doctors and three athletic coaches, have salaries over $1 million per year.
The principal of Science Leadership Academy will skip school Monday and Tuesday. So will the principal of the Workshop School and the leader of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber.
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