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The three best friends started their first business when they were 12 years old, selling T-shirts. "We'd take a Sharpie and draw designs on them," recalled Austen Tom.
Another week, another crisis at the Philadelphia School District. Last week, it was over whether the school year will begin on time.
The decision of Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to open Philadelphia schools on time was the right call. Delaying school to protest its inadequate funding would only make matters worse for a system with too many students already performing below grade level.
City schools will open as scheduled Sept. 8, but with deep cuts to student transportation, school police and building maintenance, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Friday.
St. Joseph's University, which has faced financial turmoil and faculty unrest over the last year, is getting new leadership. The Rev C. Kevin Gillespie, who became president two years ago, announced Friday that he will resign effective June 2015, the end of his first three-year term. His decision follows a vote of no confidence by the business faculty last spring.
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of a Haddon Heights lawyer and ally of South Jersey Democrats to Rutgers University's main governing body.
Philadelphia's public schools will open on time, Superintendent William R. Hite said Friday. To not open on Sept. 8 as scheduled "punishes students...
Renee Shai Levine loved reading to children, not only infants but also elementary students. She was convinced it would "encourage them to read and listen," reinforce their development, and prepare them for their future lives, her son Stefan said. "She felt everyone could achieve excellence."
Thomas J. Knox Jr. will fill position. His father and Bill Green, chairman of the School Reform Commission, are close friends.
The Street: September is the worst month of the year for car accidents involving kids, and it's no coincidence it's the same month with a surge of kids on the streets and sidewalks heading back to school.
The men's gymnastics coach at Temple University said he has raised more than $76,000 in donations for the program, which was cut by the university's board of trustees earlier this year.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students and their parents that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks.
Gov. Corbett announced Tuesday that Apple Inc. would provide a free online educational resource through iTunes that features courses and other programs, such as algebra 1, biology, and English language arts, the core-curriculum subjects that students must pass in order to graduate from high school.
I think there are at least five things that will be major issues this year in schools and colleges.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he will accept Gov. Christie's changes to a bill intended to expedite development of privately run public "Renaissance" schools in Camden.
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of a Haddon Heights lawyer and ally of South Jersey Democrats to Rutgers University's main governing body.
DELAWARE COUNTY Move-in day is Wednesday at Villanova University VILLANOVA Move-in day at Villanova University will be Wednesday, when about 1,600 new freshmen in the Class of 2018 will arrive for the start of the fall semester.
The three best friends started their first business when they were 12 years old, selling T-shirts. "We'd take a Sharpie and draw designs on them," recalled Austen Tom.
Renee Shai Levine loved reading to children, not only infants but also elementary students. She was convinced it would "encourage them to read and listen," reinforce their development, and prepare them for their future lives, her son Stefan said. "She felt everyone could achieve excellence."
A black adviser says he was denied a promotion due to his race, citing his supervisor's writings as evidence.
Another week, another crisis at the Philadelphia School District. Last week, it was over whether the school year will begin on time.
The decision of Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to open Philadelphia schools on time was the right call. Delaying school to protest its inadequate funding would only make matters worse for a system with too many students already performing below grade level.
City schools will open as scheduled Sept. 8, but with deep cuts to student transportation, school police and building maintenance, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Friday.
St. Joseph's University, which has faced financial turmoil and faculty unrest over the last year, is getting new leadership. The Rev C. Kevin Gillespie, who became president two years ago, announced Friday that he will resign effective June 2015, the end of his first three-year term. His decision follows a vote of no confidence by the business faculty last spring.
Philadelphia's public schools will open on time, Superintendent William R. Hite said Friday. To not open on Sept. 8 as scheduled "punishes students...
Thomas J. Knox Jr. will fill position. His father and Bill Green, chairman of the School Reform Commission, are close friends.
Gov. Corbett announced Tuesday that Apple Inc. would provide a free online educational resource through iTunes that features courses and other programs, such as algebra 1, biology, and English language arts, the core-curriculum subjects that students must pass in order to graduate from high school.
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