Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Education

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.
When Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped on her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would...
Philadelphia School District Deputy Superintendent Paul Kihn has resigned his position, officials confirmed Wednesday.
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 wide-spread water damage.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Mayr is accused of taking photos of female students over a two-year period in Gloucester County and may soon face a lawsuit.
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?
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.
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.
Mayor Nutter announced Tuesday the members of a new Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten, who will look at the cost, space and staffing needs associated with providing an education to all 3- and 4-year-olds in the city.
When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women's hall of fame, one of the names that came to mind was Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The school district’s new system of substitute teacher placement in classrooms was introduced yesterday in an informational session, prompting frustration and anger among some teachers in attendance.
HARRISBURG - Third-grade teacher Elaine Blackmon took a deep breath and made her best sales pitch. "What's good for Philadelphia public students is good for students across the commonwealth," Blackmon told an impassive assistant to Rep. Martin Causer (R., McKean). "We're asking him to reconsider Gov. Wolf's budget."
DELAWARE COUNTY Cabrini elects new leadership for board of trustees RADNOR The Cabrini College board of trustees recently elected John Schanz as the board chair, Claire Roth at the secretary, and reelected Frank R. Emmerich Jr as vice chair.
The budget relies on $159 million in new but unlikely state funding to close an $18 million shortfall and make new investments.
The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge donated 20 iPads to Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School on Monday as part of an effort by the organization to replenish the school's computer lab, which was burglarized in early June.
Camden County College's president is stepping down at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, one of several administrative changes to come in the next few months.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz Wednesday detailed what he said were "hazardous and unsanitary" conditions inside Philadelphia schools. He said he found...
A charitable foundation that earlier this month pledged $1 million to put 50 students from low-income families through Rowan University has made a similar, and bigger, pledge in Delaware.