Saturday, July 4, 2015


"I've known this day was coming for months," Karen A. Stout lamented about packing up her office. "I don't know why I didn't do it earlier."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Piano-playing Lamar Alexander hopes the Senate's latest tune is a new national education law.
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but not straight A's. And though he was eligible for a performance...
Deputy Superintendent Paul Kihn resigned Tuesday night. Naomi Wyatt, head of human resources, was named chief of staff for Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.
Speaking with one voice, Philadelphia's mayor, City Council president, school superintendent, School Reform Commission chairwoman, and teachers' union president, and the head of a key charter school group, have told Harrisburg: Give the city schools $159 million.
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but no straight As. And though he was eligible for a performance bonus, Hite declined...
The troubled Truebright Science Academy Charter School in Olney will close after all. Rather than take its legal fight for survival to the state Supreme Court, the charter's board decided Tuesday night to dissolve the school.
After Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped onto her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later, "I don't want to take that test ever again."
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but not straight A's. And though he was eligible for a performance bonus, Hite declined one, citing the Philadelphia School District's dire financial straits.
Gov. Wolf vetoed a plan Thursday to privatize the state liquor industry, as his standoff with Republican legislators over the state budget continued.
In a sweep of Philadelphia public schools, investigators from the City Controller's Office found a litany of health and safety threats, including exposed electrical wires, cockroaches, and widespread water damage.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The words "We Are" usually bring the response "Penn State" - and now those first two words have been installed in a 12-foot steel sculpture on the school's main campus.
Glenn Straub was supposed to be Stockton University's savior in Atlantic City. But three months after the Florida developer agreed to buy the former Showboat casino property, taking the troubled site off the school's hands for $26 million, he is suing the university, saying it essentially was dealing in bad faith.
Despite Philadelphians smoking less, they are still smoking enough to help fund city schools. As the 2015 fiscal year wrapped up Tuesday, state, city and school district officials were confident they would get the $49 million they were expecting from the new $2-per-pack cigarette tax.
City controller’s report issued yesterday found water damage, exposed wiring and other deficiencies inside school district buildings.
Adam Mayr is accused of taking photos of female students over a two-year period in Gloucester County and may soon face a lawsuit.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
With no end in sight to budget debates in Harrisburg, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission adopted a spending plan Tuesday that guarantees little else beyond schools opening on time in September.
Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall.
The commission, which voters approved in May, will develop a plan to expand high-quality pre-K and fund it.
SEATTLE (AP) - A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) - How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.