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The Camden Education Association will vote Saturday on whether to ratify a new contract. The union, which represents about 1,500 teachers and school support employees, reached a tentative agreement with the Camden City School District on Feb. 19 after a marathon 15-hour negotiation session.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A former New Jersey high school teacher has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student and improper relations with two others.
Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut have arrested a fifth Wesleyan University student on drug charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.
CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) - A school bus driver and monitor have been fired after a 7-year-old boy with special needs was accidentally left on the bus for several hours after the driver finished rounds in a western Pennsylvania school district.
LONDON (AP) - Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - Students unleashed a flurry of online protests in 140 characters or less when a New Jersey college decided to stay open during a major snowstorm.
A $10 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation to endow a joint law and M.B.A. degree program was announced Thursday by the University of Pennsylvania.
Mayoral candidate state Sen. Anthony Williams said his plan would generate an extra $200 million for the city’s public schools.
EAGLEVILLE With enrollments sharply declining, Methacton School Superintendent David Zerbe has recommended that the district close Audubon Elementary School.
Even if piles of promised cash come through from the city and state, the Philadelphia School District must rethink the way it does business, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Wednesday.
Mayor Nutter’s last budget will have a number of new spending measures, including pumping more money into the Department of License & Inspections and expanding the city’s Summer Jobs program. It will also have a property tax increase.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus.
The Camden Education Association will vote Saturday on whether to ratify a new contract. The union, which represents about 1,500 teachers and school support employees, reached a tentative agreement with the Camden City School District on Feb. 19 after a marathon 15-hour negotiation session.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A former New Jersey high school teacher has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student and improper relations with two others.
Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut have arrested a fifth Wesleyan University student on drug charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.
CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) - A school bus driver and monitor have been fired after a 7-year-old boy with special needs was accidentally left on the bus for several hours after the driver finished rounds in a western Pennsylvania school district.
LONDON (AP) - Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - Students unleashed a flurry of online protests in 140 characters or less when a New Jersey college decided to stay open during a major snowstorm.
A $10 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation to endow a joint law and M.B.A. degree program was announced Thursday by the University of Pennsylvania.
A teacher at Locke Elementary allegedly grabbed the boy from behind as he was walking to his seat. Police are investigating.
William R. Hite Jr. finds himself in an unusual spot. For the last two winters and springs, he has grappled with Philadelphia School District budget holes in the hundreds of millions.
A new and controversial online standardized test, threatened by a growing opt-out movement, made its official debut this week despite weather disruptions and pockets of high resistance.
Unveiled in 2009, Drexel's Sacramento, Calif., campus was supposed to be the first of five new locations in growing U.S. cities that would help the university expand its reach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
Mayoral candidate state Sen. Anthony Williams said his plan would generate an extra $200 million for the city’s public schools.
A teacher at Locke Elementary allegedly grabbed the boy from behind as he was walking to his seat. Police are investigating.
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