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Drexel overhauled its enrollment process this spring. How's it going? Pretty good, so far, though a smaller freshman class is likely.
A new report commissioned by the district shows pension and health care costs have skyrocketed, consuming much of the budget.
She has been described as a "force of nature," a "serial entrepreneur," a "doyenne." But former Gov. Ed Rendell offered perhaps the most unvarnished - and true - assessment of Marciene Mattleman, a towering force for good honored at City Hall on Wednesday for her decades of accomplishments.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists.
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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that the state would review its use of the nationwide Common Core standards for schools.
To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world.
When the Philadelphia School District was trying to save money two years ago by closing schools, the manager in charge of small business development steered a $900,000 contract to businesses owned by her friends or her family, according to District Attorney Seth Williams.
Police in State College are continuing to investigate the Pennsylvania State University fraternity accused of posting nude and partly nude pictures on private Facebook pages, but have been unable to bring charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American education landscape is shifting.
Priscilla Wright, then the school district’s manager of small-business development, allegedly set up a scheme to benefit her family.
Michael A. Palis, a Rutgers-Camden computer science professor who helped start the school’s computer science department, will become the campus’ next provost, the school announced Thursday.
One day after a heated hearing between City Council and school district officials, on Wednesday parents, teachers and advocates had their turn and delivered a straightforward message to Council: We need more funding.
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.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Here's another sign of how concerned Stockton University is about its unsuccessful effort to convert a former casino into a satellite campus: It is writing to 2,200 prospective students assuring them the failed deal won't adversely affect tuition rates or housing availability.
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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that the state would review its use of the nationwide Common Core standards for schools.
Gov. Christie on Thursday disavowed the controversial Common Core education standards he once supported and directed his education commissioner to consider developing New Jersey-specific goals.
A new report commissioned by the district shows pension and health care costs have skyrocketed, consuming much of the budget.
In the face of steep funding cuts, the city school system is now spending less to educate each student than it had since 2008, and benefits are costing nearly $8,000 more per teacher than they did three years ago.
Police in State College are continuing to investigate the Pennsylvania State University fraternity accused of posting nude and partly nude pictures on private Facebook pages, but have been unable to bring charges.
Drexel overhauled its enrollment process this spring. How's it going? Pretty good, so far, though a smaller freshman class is likely.
She has been described as a "force of nature," a "serial entrepreneur," a "doyenne." But former Gov. Ed Rendell offered perhaps the most unvarnished - and true - assessment of Marciene Mattleman, a towering force for good honored at City Hall on Wednesday for her decades of accomplishments.
When the Philadelphia School District was trying to save money two years ago by closing schools, the manager in charge of small business development steered a $900,000 contract to businesses owned by her friends or her family, according to District Attorney Seth Williams.
To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world.
The governor visited Hunter Elementary on Friday as part of his schools tour. He’s proposing an extra $159 million for Philly.
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