Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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In the new science classroom, teachers still offer instruction, but more students are getting out of their seats - and even out of the school building – for their lessons. Learning science by doing science is fast gaining traction as educators heed warnings that the economic health of the nation demands a science- and tech-savvy workforce.
Skye Mada and Laz Rizor-Mossgrove plant lima beans with the help of instructor Kaitlin Bear in their kindergarten class at Moorestown Friends School. "Kids want to understand the physical world," said Barbara Kreider, chair of the school
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Skye Mada and Laz Rizor-Mossgrove plant lima beans with the help of instructor Kaitlin Bear in their kindergarten class at Moorestown Friends School. "Kids want to understand the physical world," said Barbara Kreider, chair of the school's science department.
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Longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah continues to feel the heat in his hometown of Philadelphia, six days after his former political adviser admitted in federal court last week to lying to conceal an illegal $1 million campaign loan.
Phillies second basemen Chase Utley first listed his penthouse in The Ayer in October for $4.3 million. Unable to find a buyer, Utley and his wife, Jen, have now made their Washington Square condo available for rent for $17,500 per month.
Cheyney University will officially open a new $23 million science center on Wednesday.