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Several universities, most recently the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have cut ties with Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted women - but Temple isn't one of them.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier's (SPAN'-yerz) defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) must start with a local judge.
Villanova University moved another step closer Monday to completing a $300 million expansion project. But the plan approved by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners requires the university to make some promises about its plan to build dormitories, a performing-arts center, and a parking garage on its campus in Delaware County.
Among the 40 applications for new charters the Philadelphia School District has received is a novel proposal for a high school for at-risk students that would combine online course work and instruction that would equip them to graduate to skilled jobs.
The university said Robert Jennings’ departure is immediate, but did not provide a reason for the resignation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Philadelphia man pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science at Yale has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.
PhillyConfidential: A federal judge ruled last Thursday that a civil lawsuit can proceed against the School District of Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission and the substitute teacher on duty when a kindergartner was kidnapped from class last year and later sexually assaulted.
A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
Pippin, a woeful and emotional tale of finding oneself, is a psychological thriller of sorts, leaving audiences to wonder what their own life has meant.
Trying to find your place in the world, becoming disillusioned by your parents, dabbling in everything, fruitlessly searching for “meaning” -- can anyone imagine a play whose themes resonate more with the quandaries of adolescence?
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and piercing screams—all of these effects and more immediately set the tone for Conestoga High School’s genuinely frightening "Dracula". Set in an asylum and populated by creepy characters, this production is sure to thrill.
What do you get when you mix Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a 1930’s movie cast? The utterly hilarious play Shakespeare in Hollywood, performed this weekend at Unionville High School.
Throughout his professional writing career, Charles Dickens was paid by the word, and he certainly showed it in Great Expectations, a sprawling but brilliant text with numerous convoluted subplots, twists, and turns.
Several universities, most recently the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have cut ties with Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted women - but Temple isn't one of them.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier's (SPAN'-yerz) defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) must start with a local judge.
Of all the educational white elephants that the Philadelphia School District unloaded at its spring fire sale, few can match the Edward Bok vocational school for scale and eccentricity. Occupying a full city block at Ninth and Mifflin, the eight-story art deco landmark lords over its humble rowhouse dominion like a craggy hilltop fortress. The auditorium alone can seat a thousand, and the corridors are as wide as some city streets.
When students at Camden's UrbanPromise Academy high school learned they would have the chance to design Christmas ornaments to be displayed on New Jersey's tree in Washington, they wanted to reflect the range of cultures in the city and the state.
Chester High School freshman Jameisha Johnson is the first to admit that school was not working for her. She struggled academically, had serious behavioral issues, and was placed in an alternative-school program.
Among the 40 applications for new charters the Philadelphia School District has received is a novel proposal for a high school for at-risk students that would combine online course work and instruction that would equip them to graduate to skilled jobs.
Gratitude in the city schools
This year, the Philadelphia schools suffered their share of bad news: closings, cheating scandals, $160 discretionary budgets. But with Thanksgiving here, we wanted to celebrate the good stuff, so we asked the students to share their gratitude.
Rich in property wealth, Radnor Township reaps a harvest of tax dollars annually from its real estate. But from three owners of some of its most highly valued parcels, Radnor collects a grand total of $0.00.
Pippin, a woeful and emotional tale of finding oneself, is a psychological thriller of sorts, leaving audiences to wonder what their own life has meant.
The university said Robert Jennings’ departure is immediate, but did not provide a reason for the resignation.
Villanova University moved another step closer Monday to completing a $300 million expansion project. But the plan approved by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners requires the university to make some promises about its plan to build dormitories, a performing-arts center, and a parking garage on its campus in Delaware County.
PhillyConfidential: A federal judge ruled last Thursday that a civil lawsuit can proceed against the School District of Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission and the substitute teacher on duty when a kindergartner was kidnapped from class last year and later sexually assaulted.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Philadelphia man pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science at Yale has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.
A former Philadelphia School District administrator who was fired after exposing a $7.5 million no-bid contract for security cameras has scored a major victory in his federal whistleblower suit against the district.
Of all the educational white elephants that the Philadelphia School District unloaded at its spring fire sale, few can match the Edward Bok vocational school for scale and eccentricity. Occupying a full city block at Ninth and Mifflin, the eight-story art deco landmark lords over its humble rowhouse dominion like a craggy hilltop fortress. The auditorium alone can seat a thousand, and the corridors are as wide as some city streets.
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