Thursday, July 30, 2015

Education

Preschool students at the NHS Human Services facility in Kensington welcomed some four-legged classmates on Tuesday: a palm-size hedgehog, a turtle, and a spotted rabbit.
Nick Friez finds himself visiting Target a lot lately. He looks for the aisle with Bunky - a stand for electronics and books that attaches...
An employee at West Chester University has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, and "higher-than-acceptable" levels...
Alexandria Herdt grew up in South Jersey, watching her young cousin wheeze and cough when ozone levels climbed high. "It hurts when you know there's really nothing you can do to help," said Herdt, 22, of Chesterfield, Burlington County.
Steppingstone Scholars, a nonprofit that provides academic enrichment for minority and low-income students, has received a Lenfest Foundation grant that will provide $400,000 over two years to expand a science and arts program at two North Philadelphia public schools.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University is planning to give its scholarship athletes up to $4,900 in stipends under a new NCAA rule.
Following its approval by the teachers’ union, the Neshaminy school board is expected to vote on a teachers’ contract at an Aug. 6 meeting.
MERION, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia Catholic educator says being fired over her same-sex marriage felt like a death inside.
Before the high schoolers last week could diagnose their patient, who had come in with liver issues, they had to figure out how the liver works.
Disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, public urination, Animal House behavior. Those are perennial complaints in neighborhoods where college students live, local officials say. And with the start of the fall semester just a few weeks away, that's why they aggressively oppose a bill that would remove their restraints on student housing.
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person.
John Cooke, a former administrator at Drexel University, has been named the next president of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill.
Associate degrees in photography, history, and exercise science now are available at Bucks County Community College, the school has announced.
Grace Cannon, executive director of the Office of New School Models, leaves after she helped launch three new schools last year.
The president of Delaware Valley University is stepping down. The university confirmed Friday that Joseph S. Brosnan, who has led the Doylestown school since August 2007, would be retiring.
More than half of the residents of Madagascar have to rely on potentially dangerous drinking-water supplies, and more than 85 percent use sanitation facilities that fail to meet basic hygiene standards.
The Anti-Defamation League says a Lincoln University professor's recent comments about Jews, women and gays are "deeply offensive and outrageous" and "reflect bigoted stereotypes."
Two Chester County schools were ranked in the top 50 public high schools in America by BestColleges.com. Conestoga Senior High School was ranked No. 2 of about 21,000 schools nationwide — second only to Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y. — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania.
A Common Pleas Court judge this week dismissed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District and its teachers' union that tried to end a long-held practice of allowing union employees to remain on the public payroll.
Eric Becoats resigned from two previous jobs after reports surfaced of his alleged misuse of public resources, the Daily News has learned.
The former principal and assistant principal at McDaniel Elementary School surrendered their credentials earlier this year.