Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Education

Nick Friez finds himself visiting Target a lot lately. He looks for the aisle with Bunky - a stand for electronics and books that attaches to the side of your bed - and makes sure each one is sitting straight and "looking nice."
Before the high schoolers last week could diagnose their patient, who had come in with liver issues, they had to figure out how the...
Disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, public urination, Animal House behavior. Those are perennial complaints...
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person.
John Cooke, a former administrator at Drexel University, has been named the next president of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill.
Associate degrees in photography, history, and exercise science now are available at Bucks County Community College, the school has announced.
Grace Cannon, executive director of the Office of New School Models, leaves after she helped launch three new schools last year.
The president of Delaware Valley University is stepping down. The university confirmed Friday that Joseph S. Brosnan, who has led the Doylestown school since August 2007, would be retiring.
More than half of the residents of Madagascar have to rely on potentially dangerous drinking-water supplies, and more than 85 percent use sanitation facilities that fail to meet basic hygiene standards.
The Anti-Defamation League says a Lincoln University professor's recent comments about Jews, women and gays are "deeply offensive and outrageous" and "reflect bigoted stereotypes."
Two Chester County schools were ranked in the top 50 public high schools in America by BestColleges.com. Conestoga Senior High School was ranked No. 2 of about 21,000 schools nationwide — second only to Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y. — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania.
A Common Pleas Court judge this week dismissed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District and its teachers' union that tried to end a long-held practice of allowing union employees to remain on the public payroll.
Eric Becoats resigned from two previous jobs after reports surfaced of his alleged misuse of public resources, the Daily News has learned.
The former principal and assistant principal at McDaniel Elementary School surrendered their credentials earlier this year.
Many of those who will be overseeing principals are from charter management organizations
Few physicians can claim as many "firsts" as Nathan Mossell. In 1882, Mossell became the first African American to receive a medical diploma from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Not long after, the Philadelphia County Medical Society inducted him as its first black member.
The former president of a Montgomery County elementary-school parent teacher organization has been charged with stealing more than $19,000 from the group's bank account.
A small vigil for Jasmine Wright was held in Powelton’s Drexel Park.
Two more retired Philadelphia School District administrators have surrendered their academic credentials as part of the continuing investigation into cheating on state standardized tests.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The federal government has given New Jersey its blessing to keep using its new teacher-evaluation system.
A longtime Lincoln University professor drew ire from Pennsylvania officials in 2010 when he called for the destruction of Israel and questioned whether the Holocaust ever happened.