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Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
A former Central Bucks middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students. Bridgett Szychulski, 31, had sex with the boy, then 14, at least three times while she was a music teacher at Lenape Middle School in 2012.
Voters sunk a measure Tuesday to make facility improvements at Sterling High School in Camden County that would have required increases in real estate taxes.
DELAWARE COUNTY Interboro board approves teachers pact PROSPECT PARK The Interboro school board unanimously approved a contract with its 305-member teachers' union, whose salaries will increase 5.54 percent over the three-year agreement.
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex.
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) - A longtime professor has been found dead in his office at a state-owned university in southwestern Pennsylvania.
After teachers at one Philadelphia public school let parents know they had a legal right to opt their children out of standardized exams, a remarkable thing happened:
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has turned down two of the three applications for new cyber charter schools and will decide the fate of the third later this week, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
New Jersey parents and voters say the state puts too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests and the amount of testing should be reduced, according to a poll released Monday by the state's largest teachers' union.
The Philadelphia School District has given up in-house investigations of corruption, fraud, and waste, turning that job over to the city Inspector General.
About 20 students were taken to a hospital Monday morning after a chemistry-lab mishap at a Gloucester County school. Emergency crews were called to Kingsway Regional High School, located at 203 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to Gloucester County dispatchers.
Applications for Drexel University's Class of 2019 have plunged by more than 50 percent from the previous year - but that's not a bad thing.
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
A former Central Bucks middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students. Bridgett Szychulski, 31, had sex with the boy, then 14, at least three times while she was a music teacher at Lenape Middle School in 2012.
Does charter school founder Dorothy June Brown, 77, have such memory problems that she is incompetent to be retried on federal charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million?
DELAWARE COUNTY Interboro board approves teachers pact PROSPECT PARK The Interboro school board unanimously approved a contract with its 305-member teachers' union, whose salaries will increase 5.54 percent over the three-year agreement.
Who she is: Phoebe Haddon Job: Haddon replaced Wendell Pritchett as Rutgers-Camden chancellor on July 1, 2014. Her job, by the numbers: As chancellor...
Admissions officials at Swarthmore College suspected last year that an extra 500-word essay on its application might have fueled a 16 percent drop in applicants, the largest in years.
The Coatesville Area School District's board on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of the district's assistant superintendent. The action came just days after the resignation of a school board member who, until last month, was vice president.
Voters sunk a measure Tuesday to make facility improvements at Sterling High School in Camden County that would have required increases in real estate taxes.
Truebright Science Academy Charter School is ramping up its fight to stay open past June. The Olney school filed a petition in Commonwealth Court on Monday, challenging the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's 2013 decision not to renew its charter on several grounds, including poor academic performance.
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex.
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) - A longtime professor has been found dead in his office at a state-owned university in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has turned down two of the three applications for new cyber charter schools and will decide the fate of the third later this week, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
After teachers at one Philadelphia public school let parents know they had a legal right to opt their children out of standardized exams, a remarkable thing happened:
The Coatesville Area School District's board on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of the district's assistant superintendent. The action came just days after the resignation of a school board member who, until last month, was vice president.
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