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A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh - capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.
Three assistant football coaches at Central Bucks High School West lashed out Wednesday at the decision to fire head coach Brian Hensel, defending him and disputing the district administration's claim that they would not sign a code of conduct.
A City Council committee heard from parents, educators and advocates who say the tests are used to label students and teachers.
When schools go into lockdown, students and staff lose.
An education advocacy group filed a suit against Bill Green and the School Reform Commission related to their Oct. 6 meeting.
Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee couldn't stop thinking about it this morning: mounting rape allegations against Bill Cosby, who, like McKee, sits on Temple University's board of trustees.
Despite pleas from board members and parents, the School Reform Commission voted, 4-1, Thursday night to close another Philadelphia charter school for alleged academic and financial failings: Imani Education Circle in Germantown.
SHAMONG Next school year, all four schools in the Lenape Regional High School District will offer a new engineering program, thanks to funding from Lockheed Martin, district officials have announced.
Members of the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission got an earful Tuesday at City Hall. State legislators charged with developing a new formula to distribute state funds for public schools heard from parents, school principals, education advocates, experts, and city and school district officials.
Talk about pent-up demand. After the Philadelphia School District announced that it would accept applications for new charter schools for the first time in seven years, it received 40, the district said Monday.
The Coatesville Area School District's board voted unanimously Thursday night to sue its former superintendent and former high school athletic director to recover any money the district may have lost due to the men's alleged misconduct.
A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh - capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.
This school week was little more exciting than usual for eight New Jersey school chiefs -- they were among 100 superintendents nationwide invited to the White House to take part in the “ConnectED to the Future” summit on technology and how it's changing education.
The SRC voted not to renew Imani Circle Charter and heard from vocal backers of charter expansion.
After buying the Waldorf-Astoria, the General Motors Building, and billions of dollars of U.S. Treasury bonds, the Chinese may be looking to invest in something completely different - a broke and struggling school system.
Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee couldn't stop thinking about it this morning: mounting rape allegations against Bill Cosby, who, like McKee, sits on Temple University's board of trustees.
An education advocacy group filed a suit against Bill Green and the School Reform Commission related to their Oct. 6 meeting.
Despite pleas from board members and parents, the School Reform Commission voted, 4-1, Thursday night to close another Philadelphia charter school for alleged academic and financial failings: Imani Education Circle in Germantown.
Missing ACT tests are found, but their whereabouts over the last two months remains a mystery.
An environmental studies professor at Ursinus has earned distinction as top Pa. professor.
A City Council committee heard from parents, educators and advocates who say the tests are used to label students and teachers.
Three assistant football coaches at Central Bucks High School West lashed out Wednesday at the decision to fire head coach Brian Hensel, defending him and disputing the district administration's claim that they would not sign a code of conduct.
When schools go into lockdown, students and staff lose.
This school week was little more exciting than usual for eight New Jersey school chiefs -- they were among 100 superintendents nationwide invited to the White House to take part in the “ConnectED to the Future” summit on technology and how it's changing education.
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