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Officials at Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences are probing teachers who informed parents of their children's legal rights to opt out.
Despite the daunting weather forecast, voters in the Sterling Regional and Paulsboro School Districts will cast ballots on school construction projects Tuesday.
When top-ranked students turn down offers from four-year colleges to go to community college, people notice.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has turned down two of the three applications for new cyber charter schools and will decide the fate of the third later this week, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
Teams of middle-school students from throughout the area Saturday displayed model cities they had built, presenting their ideas for feeding urban dwellers of the future.
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's colleges are adjusting their schedules because of the winter storm.
About 20 students were taken to a hospital Monday morning after a chemistry-lab mishap at a Gloucester County school. Emergency crews were called to Kingsway Regional High School, located at 203 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to Gloucester County dispatchers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
DELAWARE COUNTY Villanova grads earn fellowships RADNOR Two Villanova University graduates have received the two-year Skadden Fellowship, a program that brings legal services to low-income residents, the school announced.
NORRISTOWN Students and parents in Montgomery County are invited to attend a college fair on Feb. 19 at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League.
With an eye to the snowy forecast, Philadelphia School District officials have made the call to close schools early on Monday. All schools will dismiss...
Lolamarie Davis-O'Rourke is to face a trial on allegations she changed answers on student tests.
Commonwealth Court judges ruled Thursday that the School Reform Commission does not have the power to cancel union contracts, restoring health-care cuts that were to save the Philadelphia schools $54 million annually.
Officials at Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences are probing teachers who informed parents of their children's legal rights to opt out.
Despite the daunting weather forecast, voters in the Sterling Regional and Paulsboro School Districts will cast ballots on school construction projects Tuesday.
New Jersey parents and voters say the state puts too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests and the amount of testing should be reduced, according to a poll released Monday by the state's largest teachers' union.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has turned down two of the three applications for new cyber charter schools and will decide the fate of the third later this week, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
After teachers at one Philadelphia public school let parents know they had a legal right to opt their children out of standardized exams, a remarkable thing happened:
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's colleges are adjusting their schedules because of the winter storm.
About 20 students were taken to a hospital Monday morning after a chemistry-lab mishap at a Gloucester County school. Emergency crews were called to Kingsway Regional High School, located at 203 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to Gloucester County dispatchers.
Last week's Commonwealth Court ruling that overturned the school district's attempt to make teachers contribute to their health insurance was called a "very big victory" by teachers union president Jerry Jordan.
DELAWARE COUNTY Villanova grads earn fellowships RADNOR Two Villanova University graduates have received the two-year Skadden Fellowship, a program that brings legal services to low-income residents, the school announced.
The Philadelphia School District has given up in-house investigations of corruption, fraud, and waste, turning that job over to the city Inspector General.
Applications for Drexel University's Class of 2019 have plunged by more than 50 percent from the previous year - but that's not a bad thing.
When top-ranked students turn down offers from four-year colleges to go to community college, people notice.
Teams of middle-school students from throughout the area Saturday displayed model cities they had built, presenting their ideas for feeding urban dwellers of the future.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
New Jersey parents and voters say the state puts too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests and the amount of testing should be reduced, according to a poll released Monday by the state's largest teachers' union.
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