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Adjunct faculty at Temple University want to form a union. They filed authorization cards on Wednesday with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board seeking to be represented by the United Academics of Philadelphia and the Temple Association of University Professionals, officials said.
Behold, the jawnament! Delicate, wooden - and singularly Philly - the holiday handcraft is the latest offering from student entrepreneurs at The Workshop School, a project-based public school whose innovations have won national recognition.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - The athletic director of a New Jersey high school district rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended with pay.
A revolver was recovered Wednesday at Samuel Fels High School after authorities received a tip a male with a gun was in the building.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University says it has saved $300,000 in the first 10 weeks since it eliminated trays in three student dining halls.
At first it was just a rumor at the prestigious boarding school: A 15-year-old sophomore was having a sexual affair with the 25-year-old music teacher.
As the Philadelphia School Reform Commission considers applications for 40 new charter schools, one existing charter has announced it must close next week and another is living from paycheck to paycheck.
A 16-year-old Bucks County high school student was struck and killed early Wednesday by an SUV when the 18-year-old driver failed to stop for a school bus -- even though its stop arm was deployed and its lights were flashing, officials said.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police and school district officials say at least two people are responsible for posting comments on Twitter that criticized students and administrators in a central Pennsylvania school district.
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A former central Pennsylvania high school teacher accused of sexual contact with a student has been ordered to spend four years on probation.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A new state Education Department report finds New Jersey public schools became safer last year, with less violence and substance abuse.
MANAHAWKIN, N.J. (AP) - The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey shore environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on Thursday announced a $100 million competitive grant program - the largest in department history, he said - aimed at expanding innovative apprenticeship opportunities across the country.
Adjunct faculty at Temple University want to form a union. They filed authorization cards on Wednesday with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board seeking to be represented by the United Academics of Philadelphia and the Temple Association of University Professionals, officials said.
Behold, the jawnament! Delicate, wooden - and singularly Philly - the holiday handcraft is the latest offering from student entrepreneurs at The Workshop School, a project-based public school whose innovations have won national recognition.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - The athletic director of a New Jersey high school district rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended with pay.
A revolver was recovered Wednesday at Samuel Fels High School after authorities received a tip a male with a gun was in the building.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University says it has saved $300,000 in the first 10 weeks since it eliminated trays in three student dining halls.
HARRISBURG - Saddled with escalating debt and static enrollment, Cheyney University's future is bleak and will worsen unless the state takes "drastic action" to rescue the historic college, the state auditor general said Wednesday.
Henry M. Rowan will donate $15 million to the engineering school at his namesake university, the second largest gift in Rowan University's history, the school announced Wednesday.
A 16-year-old Bucks County high school student was struck and killed early Wednesday by an SUV when the 18-year-old driver failed to stop for a school bus -- even though its stop arm was deployed and its lights were flashing, officials said.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police and school district officials say at least two people are responsible for posting comments on Twitter that criticized students and administrators in a central Pennsylvania school district.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.
More than 500 students in the West Chester Area School District will be asked to change schools next year under a redistricting plan approved by the school board.
In the latest blow to the poorest school district in Chester County, prosecutors on Monday accused two former ranking officials of the Coatesville Area School District of mismanagement, stealing tens of thousands of dollars, and violating state ethics law.
At first it was just a rumor at the prestigious boarding school: A 15-year-old sophomore was having a sexual affair with the 25-year-old music teacher.
As the Philadelphia School Reform Commission considers applications for 40 new charter schools, one existing charter has announced it must close next week and another is living from paycheck to paycheck.
HARRISBURG - Saddled with escalating debt and static enrollment, Cheyney University's future is bleak and will worsen unless the state takes "drastic action" to rescue the historic college, the state auditor general said Wednesday.
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