Friday, February 12, 2016

Education

Fixing every Philadelphia School District building - more than 300 schools, athletic fields, offices, shops, and garages - could cost $5 billion, district officials said Thursday.
By lunchtime Thursday, Ursinus College freshman Sam Hayslett was happy to be healthy. She took a Spanish test in the morning, and...
The number of students sickened by a stomach virus at Ursinus College inched higher Friday, as school workers continued to sanitize...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled.
A state lawmaker from Philadelphia is introducing legislation next week that would create Pennsylvania's first publicly funded "recovery high school" for students with drug addictions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.
Lehigh University says a student has recovered after becoming infected with the Zika virus. The school said in a message to students and staff that the student had traveled abroad over winter break.
Twenty-two Ursinus College students have required hospital treatment and scores more have been sickened by an unidentified stomach infection that has sent school officials scrambling to close dining halls and investigate the cause.
Twenty-two Ursinus College students have required hospital treatment and scores more have been sickened by an unidentified stomach infection that has sent school officials scrambling to close dining halls and investigate the cause.
Twenty-two Ursinus College students have required hospital treatment and scores more have been sickened by an unidentified stomach infection that has sent school officials scrambling to close dining halls and investigate the cause.
A coalition of officials, parents, and activists asked Mayor Kenney on Wednesday to direct an investigation into an eleventh-hour School Reform Commission vote to hand Wister Elementary School over to a charter organization.
Nearly four years ago, Anthony Smoot's life was upended. The former business manager of Dorothy June Brown's charter school network was indicted - along with Brown and three others - as a participant in a scheme to defraud the charters that Brown founded of more than $6 million.
Four administrators who worked in Camden schools have sued the district, alleging that they were forced to leave their jobs under false pretenses.
A former Germantown Academy swimmer has filed a suit alleging that the elite preparatory school tolerated physical and mental abuse suffered by him and other swimmers under the watch of nationally renowned coach Richard Shoulberg.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard University has received a record 39,044 applications for next fall's freshman class, a nearly 5 percent increase over last year.
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania high school basketball team can play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade, a school board decided.
As Gov. Wolf unveiled next year's proposed state budget while this year's spending plan remains in limbo, school administrators said Tuesday that they were no longer just frustrated - they're baffled and furious.
Since 1941, the Norman Gothic-style chapel at Rosemont College has been a place of worship for students at the Catholic school on the Main Line.
It's more than a game when Temple wants to build a field of dreams
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) - The former vice principal and athletic director at a southern New Jersey high school has been indicted for allegedly accessing the email account of a high-ranking school official without permission.
A federal whistle-blower suit claims an elementary principal at the Franklin Towne Charter School in Bridesburg was hired under false pretenses and then terminated after he raised serious concerns about its operations.
The University of the Sciences this week received a $3.8 million gift from an alumnus.