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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett's job performance is his record on education.
A group of Eastern University alumni has called on the president of the school to remove his signature from a letter urging President Obama to exempt religious institutions from an order that bans discrimination based on sexual identity.
After a year in the job, Stacy Holland will depart Aug. 31 to become executive director of the Lenfest Foundation.
Campus Inq: The Inquirer asked area universities how many sexual assault cases their judicial panels have heard in the last five years and how many students were expelled for those offenses.
CHICAGO (AP) - Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A community college professor from Tennessee has been tapped for a rare appointment to teach at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Temple students helped spruce up an old-age home in South Africa.
The information is the latest released by the district as part of the Open Data initiative.
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice.
Temple University undergraduates will pay $600 more in tuition in the fall. In-state students will pay $14,006 in tuition, up from $13,406, and those from out of state will pay $24,032, up from $23,432.
NEW BRUNSWICK - Tuition at Rutgers University will increase 2.2 percent for the "typical" undergraduate student this fall, the university's board of governors decided Wednesday.
It can be hard to figure out the relationship between Gov. Chris Christie and the state’s biggest teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association...
University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women.
College graduates today are the most tech-savvy generation ever to enter the workforce. While knowledge of the latest and greatest devices can be a tremendous asset for landing a job, it's also proving to be a hindrance. Graduates too often use technology as a replacement for essential communication skills that are still coveted by employers.
At the beginning of a work week that promised hot, steamy days, five high school students put on bug repellent, yellow hard hats, gardening gloves, and work boots before Monday's shift at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.
Temple University researchers have used state-of-the-art molecular scissors to cut out dormant HIV hiding in human cells, fueling hopes for curing - not just suppressing - the insidious infection that causes AIDS.
After a year in the job, Stacy Holland will depart Aug. 31 to become executive director of the Lenfest Foundation.
Campus Inq: The Inquirer asked area universities how many sexual assault cases their judicial panels have heard in the last five years and how many students were expelled for those offenses.
A group of Eastern University alumni has called on the president of the school to remove his signature from a letter urging President Obama to exempt religious institutions from an order that bans discrimination based on sexual identity.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A community college professor from Tennessee has been tapped for a rare appointment to teach at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
CHICAGO (AP) - Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
Programs on several campuses provide guidance to those torn between worlds.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows it will be hard to leave his home on the Navajo reservation if he does.
He called it consensual. She called it rape. Their college, Swarthmore, acted decisively. He was expelled. Those spare facts make up the little that the parties can agree upon in a lawsuit working its way through federal court in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett's job performance is his record on education.
Temple students helped spruce up an old-age home in South Africa.
The information is the latest released by the district as part of the Open Data initiative.
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice.
College graduates today are the most tech-savvy generation ever to enter the workforce. While knowledge of the latest and greatest devices can be a tremendous asset for landing a job, it's also proving to be a hindrance. Graduates too often use technology as a replacement for essential communication skills that are still coveted by employers.
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