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News travels fast. A day after word surfaced that the faculty adviser of Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days during a long-running dispute about use of the word Redskin, student journalists in California launched an online campaign to cover the salary she will lose on suspension.
The school year at a city charter could come to an abrupt end this week for its nearly 1,300 students.
Saliyah Cruz, a dynamic educator whom officials were counting on to help build a new kind of high school, is leaving the Philadelphia School District, she confirmed Wednesday.
The state House of Representatives is expected to vote Monday on legislation authorizing the city of Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund its cash-strapped schools, legislative leaders said.
The Street: Yesterday the Senate blocked a vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act, which would have let people with lingering student loans refinance them at the same rates offered to new borrowers.
As Dorothy June Brown undergoes a mental exam to determine whether she is competent for retrial on charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million, the charters' legal bills from the first trial have been tallied.
Rutgers University officials apologized profusely Monday for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their football fans who mocked the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-assault scandal during the school's weekend game against Big Ten rival Pennsylvania State University.
A wooded swath between subdivisions and a school in western Chester County could soon claim a renewable-energy first. Thousands of solar panels planned for the property will churn enough power to run Coatesville Area High School. The developer says it will likely be the only school in the country to run entirely on solar power, albeit with a little help on cloudy days.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that there is at least one lab-confirmed case of the virus, known as human enterovirus D68 or EV-D68, in Pennsylvania.
Twin sisters Doris and Shirley Blumberg were top students at Philadelphia High School for Girls. They were especially sharp with numbers, joining an after-school club devoted to math games and puzzles.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers.
Along with books and computers, the Pottstown School District welcomed the new school year with saws and jackhammers. The Montgomery County district's massive, ongoing renovation of its four elementary schools is heading toward the finish line, school officials said.
News travels fast. A day after word surfaced that the faculty adviser of Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days during a long-running dispute about use of the word Redskin, student journalists in California launched an online campaign to cover the salary she will lose on suspension.
The school year at a city charter could come to an abrupt end this week for its nearly 1,300 students.
Saliyah Cruz, a dynamic educator whom officials were counting on to help build a new kind of high school, is leaving the Philadelphia School District, she confirmed Wednesday.
The state House of Representatives is expected to vote Monday on legislation authorizing the city of Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund its cash-strapped schools, legislative leaders said.
The Street: Yesterday the Senate blocked a vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act, which would have let people with lingering student loans refinance them at the same rates offered to new borrowers.
The faculty adviser for Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days this week in what appeared to be the latest turn in a nearly yearlong battle over the newspaper's attempt to ban the word Redskin.
As principal at John Wister Elementary School in East Germantown, Donna Smith is used to stretching scant resources. But this year is different.
"Are you sure you have the right person?" Danielle S. Bassett asked. The University of Pennsylvania brain researcher is just 32, one year into her first faculty position. So when the MacArthur Foundation people called her last week, Bassett figured they were planning to award one of their coveted $625,000 grants to an older colleague, and wanted to ask her opinion.
Standing before about 500 3- and 4-year-olds at Franklin Square, the head of Philadelphia's school district made his case for more money for prekindergarten education.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that there is at least one lab-confirmed case of the virus, known as human enterovirus D68 or EV-D68, in Pennsylvania.
Girard College on Monday asked the city's Orphans' Court to reconsider its recent ruling that the school cannot suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances.
As Dorothy June Brown undergoes a mental exam to determine whether she is competent for retrial on charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million, the charters' legal bills from the first trial have been tallied.
Rutgers University officials apologized profusely Monday for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their football fans who mocked the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-assault scandal during the school's weekend game against Big Ten rival Pennsylvania State University.
A wooded swath between subdivisions and a school in western Chester County could soon claim a renewable-energy first. Thousands of solar panels planned for the property will churn enough power to run Coatesville Area High School. The developer says it will likely be the only school in the country to run entirely on solar power, albeit with a little help on cloudy days.
Standing before about 500 3- and 4-year-olds at Franklin Square, the head of Philadelphia's school district made his case for more money for prekindergarten education.
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