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It took Mark Ford four tries to finish high school in Camden in 2002. His parents were drug users, and he lived with his aunt for much of his childhood. He was expelled once and dropped out twice before he managed to graduate.
Gov. Wolf makes a bold move to replace School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green with Marjorie Neff
Bill Green, who was recently ousted as School Reform Commission chairman in favor of Marjorie Neff, said he believes the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been emboldened by their strong ties to Gov. Wolf, and by his removal.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's position on the common core education standards, which are deeply unpopular among conservative Republicans, appears to be evolving as he positions himself for a potential presidential run.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime ban on cellphones at New York City public schools has been lifted.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
In the classic version of the Greek myth, Pandora opens a box and unleashes all the evils of the world. In the skits performed by students at Saturday's regional Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition, those evils received a revamp.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police in State College say they've used a Taser for the first time.
Marjorie Neff is the new leader of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, after Gov. Tom Wolf stripped Bill Green of the chairmanship over the weekend...
The principal of Science Leadership Academy will skip school Monday and Tuesday. So will the principal of the Workshop School and the leader of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber.
The former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, charged with dozens of counts of theft and state ethics violations, appeared in court Friday for the first time since he was arrested in December.
POTTSTOWN Montgomery County Community College is moving forward with plans to bring student housing to its Pottstown campus. The college has been exploring the idea for about two years and found a significant demand for student housing at both the central campus in Blue Bell and the west campus in Pottstown.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
New Jersey school districts on Monday began administering highly debated new standardized tests but faced relatively little protest.
Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A Catholic high school in southern New Jersey whose fans taunted a mostly black basketball team by dressing up as a monkey and a banana has apologized.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's position on the common core education standards, which are deeply unpopular among conservative Republicans, appears to be evolving as he positions himself for a potential presidential run.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime ban on cellphones at New York City public schools has been lifted.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf, who replaced the chairman of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission partly because of his support for additional charter schools in the cash-strapped city, will discuss his plan for charter reform in Tuesday's budget address.
Bill Green, who was recently ousted as School Reform Commission chairman in favor of Marjorie Neff, said he believes the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been emboldened by their strong ties to Gov. Wolf, and by his removal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police in State College say they've used a Taser for the first time.
Retired principal to replace Green as SRC chair
Marjorie Neff is the new leader of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, after Gov. Tom Wolf stripped Bill Green of the chairmanship over the weekend...
It took Mark Ford four tries to finish high school in Camden in 2002. His parents were drug users, and he lived with his aunt for much of his childhood. He was expelled once and dropped out twice before he managed to graduate.
After nearly five years of planning and several weeks of end-stage test tumult, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) officially rolls out across New Jersey on Monday.
Gov. Wolf makes a bold move to replace School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green with Marjorie Neff
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
In the classic version of the Greek myth, Pandora opens a box and unleashes all the evils of the world. In the skits performed by students at Saturday's regional Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition, those evils received a revamp.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A Catholic high school in southern New Jersey whose fans taunted a mostly black basketball team by dressing up as a monkey and a banana has apologized.
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