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PhillyConfidential: A federal judge ruled last Thursday that a civil lawsuit can proceed against the School District of Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission and the substitute teacher on duty when a kindergartner was kidnapped from class last year and later sexually assaulted.
A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
Pippin, a woeful and emotional tale of finding oneself, is a psychological thriller of sorts, leaving audiences to wonder what their own life has meant.
Trying to find your place in the world, becoming disillusioned by your parents, dabbling in everything, fruitlessly searching for “meaning” -- can anyone imagine a play whose themes resonate more with the quandaries of adolescence?
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and piercing screams—all of these effects and more immediately set the tone for Conestoga High School’s genuinely frightening "Dracula". Set in an asylum and populated by creepy characters, this production is sure to thrill.
What do you get when you mix Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a 1930’s movie cast? The utterly hilarious play Shakespeare in Hollywood, performed this weekend at Unionville High School.
Throughout his professional writing career, Charles Dickens was paid by the word, and he certainly showed it in Great Expectations, a sprawling but brilliant text with numerous convoluted subplots, twists, and turns.
From the stark landscapes of rural England to the extravagant mansions of the aristocracy, Charles Dickens conveys a timeless expression of the human experience.
“Lord what fools these mortals be” stated Oberon, the King of Fairies, as he observed the chaos caused by his arrival in none other than the illustrious Hollywood. Unionville High School performed Ken Ludwig’s “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” with the utmost grace and hilarity.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A music teacher at a southern New Jersey high school will now be suspended without pay after he was indicted on numerous charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a female student.
There’s hardly consensus as to how well New Jersey’s teacher evaluation system worked in its first year -- and no more agreement about how the second...
HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old teacher accused of participating in group sex with a 16-year-old student and another faculty member has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of having carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for Republican state Sen. Jake Corman wants the state's Commonwealth Court to approve mediation for a lawsuit challenging NCAA sanctions against Penn State.
Gratitude in the city schools
This year, the Philadelphia schools suffered their share of bad news: closings, cheating scandals, $160 discretionary budgets. But with Thanksgiving here, we wanted to celebrate the good stuff, so we asked the students to share their gratitude.
Rich in property wealth, Radnor Township reaps a harvest of tax dollars annually from its real estate. But from three owners of some of its most highly valued parcels, Radnor collects a grand total of $0.00.
Pippin, a woeful and emotional tale of finding oneself, is a psychological thriller of sorts, leaving audiences to wonder what their own life has meant.
Trying to find your place in the world, becoming disillusioned by your parents, dabbling in everything, fruitlessly searching for “meaning” -- can anyone imagine a play whose themes resonate more with the quandaries of adolescence?
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and piercing screams—all of these effects and more immediately set the tone for Conestoga High School’s genuinely frightening "Dracula". Set in an asylum and populated by creepy characters, this production is sure to thrill.
What do you get when you mix Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a 1930’s movie cast? The utterly hilarious play Shakespeare in Hollywood, performed this weekend at Unionville High School.
Throughout his professional writing career, Charles Dickens was paid by the word, and he certainly showed it in Great Expectations, a sprawling but brilliant text with numerous convoluted subplots, twists, and turns.
From the stark landscapes of rural England to the extravagant mansions of the aristocracy, Charles Dickens conveys a timeless expression of the human experience.
“Lord what fools these mortals be” stated Oberon, the King of Fairies, as he observed the chaos caused by his arrival in none other than the illustrious Hollywood. Unionville High School performed Ken Ludwig’s “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” with the utmost grace and hilarity.
The university said Robert Jennings’ departure is immediate, but did not provide a reason for the resignation.
Villanova University moved another step closer Monday to completing a $300 million expansion project. But the plan approved by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners requires the university to make some promises about its plan to build dormitories, a performing-arts center, and a parking garage on its campus in Delaware County.
PhillyConfidential: A federal judge ruled last Thursday that a civil lawsuit can proceed against the School District of Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission and the substitute teacher on duty when a kindergartner was kidnapped from class last year and later sexually assaulted.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Philadelphia man pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science at Yale has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.
A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
This year, the Philadelphia schools suffered their share of bad news: closings, cheating scandals, $160 discretionary budgets. But with Thanksgiving here, we wanted to celebrate the good stuff, so we asked the students to share their gratitude.
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