Sunday, August 30, 2015

Education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.
Amanda Darr, a 31-year-old working single mom in Langhorne, opened a letter recently that led her to believe her chronic child-care...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are...
EWING, N.J. - The College of New Jersey feels a little bigger. Students moved in this week to Campus Town, a retail and housing complex attached to the campus but built and operated by a developer. The eight main buildings will have restaurants or shops on the first floor - such as a bar, a sushi restaurant, or a nail salon - and student housing above.
Along one side of College Avenue, classroom buildings and residence halls lend this edge of Penn State's campus a 21st-century glow.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that doubles the size of a teacher arbitration panel.
City Council is not happy with the Philadelphia School District - again. This spring, Council publicly blasted Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and other officials for what it said was a lack of transparency and information, but finally agreed to parcel out $70 million in new money for the district.
Camden school board member Barbara Coscarello stepped down this week after 61/2 years. First appointed in 2009 by Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Coscarello said she wanted to focus on the nonprofit management consulting service she owns, as well as her job as a sociology professor at Camden County College.
They go behind the Vatican walls, sometimes to places the public never sees. They helped start the pope's official Twitter presence and have ferreted out impostor accounts.
For the second time in a decade, Cheyney University has failed to properly manage financial aid that it awards students, and as a result may owe the U.S. Department of Education more than $29 million.
In a decision that could prove far-reaching, Commonwealth Court ruled Thursday that the Philadelphia School District does not have the power to override state law and limit charter-school enrollment.
Chester Upland teachers and support staff voted Thursday to keep working despite learning that the district might not have money to pay them next month.
Two city principals fired in connection with a state-test cheating scandal have won arbitration rulings and may be rehired by the Philadelphia School District.
Founder of Philadelphia Technician Training Institute wants to follow in footsteps of Berean Institute’s founders and the Rev. Leon Sullivan.
Dressed in navy blue polo shirts and dragging backpacks behind them, the first graders in Christina Gonzalez's class filed into their classroom quietly for their first day at North Camden's Molina Elementary School.
CHICAGO (AP) - Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.
DELAWARE COUNTY New principal at Archbishop Carroll RADNOR Archbishop Carroll High School has a new principal. Andrew R. Bradley is to join the school, which has almost 1,100 students, this year.
La Salle University just welcomed the first female president in its 152-year history. The Dalai Lama will visit the campus in October, and students and staff are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' arrival next month in Philadelphia.
While resources remain thin, new administrative positions have added nearly $1.2 million in payroll, part of Superintendent Hite’s Action Plan 3.0.
A Delaware County Court judge ruled Tuesday that the Chester Upland School District must abide by the state's charter school funding formula and keep paying the charter schools that now educate about half of the struggling district's students.
Police are investigating a rash of recent burglaries at homes near the Drexel University campus. A safety notice from the university's police department said five residential burglaries were reported between Saturday and Monday in the Poweltown Village area near campus.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.