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Is this the college of the future? As the state university system in Pennsylvania and other schools report falling enrollments, nonprofit Wilmington University says it has more than 20,000 students at its New Castle, Del., campus, eight Delaware and South Jersey satellite centers, and online. That's up from 19,000 last year and 9,000 in 2005, when president Jack Varsalona took the top job.
The School Reform Commission approved a new charter school Thursday, bringing to six the number it has signed off on this year.
When St. Joseph's University suspended play for its women's varsity softball team earlier this month - amid allegations of hazing and bullying - the school declined to detail those allegations.
Wagner Marseille, the acting superintendent of the Lower Merion School District, is the "primary candidate" to be superintendent of the Cheltenham School District, the school board announced.
Gov. Christie vowed to rein in government spending when he took office in 2010, and one of his most controversial first-term initiatives was setting a cap on salaries for school district superintendents.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area native caught with child pornography at a Philadelphia university has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Visiting one of the state's most financially challenged school districts Thursday, Gov. Wolf heard a simple message: We need money.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department lost his leadership post Friday, one day after federal authorities accused him of illegally sharing sensitive U.S. technology with entities in China.
Philadelphia University has promoted its executive dean to provost.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was charged Thursday in an alleged scheme to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China, including its government.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
DENVER (AP) - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
Rowan University in Glassboro counts its engineering program as one of its premiere academic programs and has aggressive goals to expand enrollment.
I'm feeling left out. It's graduation season and no one has asked me to speak. The closest I came was when my friend Tom Kline asked me to preview the commencement address he planned to deliver at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Tom has an advantage - with his name appearing on all the diplomas, his speech will surely not be forgotten.
Wilmington U. edges toward Pa. with plans for a 202 campus.
Is this the college of the future? As the state university system in Pennsylvania and other schools report falling enrollments, nonprofit Wilmington University says it has more than 20,000 students at its New Castle, Del., campus, eight Delaware and South Jersey satellite centers, and online. That's up from 19,000 last year and 9,000 in 2005, when president Jack Varsalona took the top job.
Prom was interrupted by a power outage. The community rallied for a do-over.
The long-awaited Winslow Township High School's junior/senior prom was supposed to be a night dreams are made of. For months, a committee of juniors worked long hours to craft a fitting send-off for the seniors, who had looked forward to the gala for four years. The theme was Old Hollywood "Glitz & Glam," and for the close to 400 students who turned out at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, it was an absolute star turn.
The Monday before this year's Blue-White game at Penn State, football coach James Franklin was worried about the weather. It wasn't so much how his team would handle a slippery ball - Blue-White's only a scrimmage. But the annual event held in April draws 70,000 fans to campus, as well as potential recruits, and Happy Valley, he says, is happiest on a bright, sunny day.
Gov. Christie vowed to rein in government spending when he took office in 2010, and one of his most controversial first-term initiatives was setting a cap on salaries for school district superintendents.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area native caught with child pornography at a Philadelphia university has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
For the group representing Pennsylvania school board members, when it comes to the state's billion-dollar charter-school industry, there's no such thing as too much information.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department lost his leadership post Friday, one day after federal authorities accused him of illegally sharing sensitive U.S. technology with entities in China.
Philadelphia University has promoted its executive dean to provost.
When St. Joseph's University suspended play for its women's varsity softball team earlier this month - amid allegations of hazing and bullying - the school declined to detail those allegations.
The School Reform Commission approved a new charter school Thursday, bringing to six the number it has signed off on this year.
Wagner Marseille, the acting superintendent of the Lower Merion School District, is the "primary candidate" to be superintendent of the Cheltenham School District, the school board announced.
Visiting one of the state's most financially challenged school districts Thursday, Gov. Wolf heard a simple message: We need money.
I'm feeling left out. It's graduation season and no one has asked me to speak. The closest I came was when my friend Tom Kline asked me to preview the commencement address he planned to deliver at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Tom has an advantage - with his name appearing on all the diplomas, his speech will surely not be forgotten.