Friday, February 12, 2016

Education

Gov. Wolf stopped by Penn Treaty School on Friday as a part of his "Schools that Teach" tour, hoping to drum up support for his proposed 2017 budget, one that a Pennsylvania GOP spokesman calls a "fantasy."
The number of students sickened by a stomach virus at Ursinus College inched higher Friday, as school workers continued to sanitize...
Just two years into an ambitious 10-year growth plan that included increasing full-time undergraduate enrollment by nearly 30 percent...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.
The embattled president of a small Catholic university in rural Maryland said Friday he's reinstating two faculty members he fired amid an uproar over his plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds if they chose to leave early in their first semester.
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 had no complaints about having to bundle up and trudge off to the athletic center for a hoagie.
By lunchtime Thursday, Ursinus College freshman Sam Hayslett was happy to be healthy. She took a Spanish test in the morning, and had no complaints about having to bundle up and trudge off to the athletic center for a hoagie.
By lunchtime Thursday, Ursinus College freshman Sam Hayslett was happy to be healthy. She took a Spanish test in the morning, and had no complaints about having to bundle up and trudge off to the athletic center for a hoagie.
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.
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.
The University of the Sciences this week received a $3.8 million gift from an alumnus.