Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Education

At a tense meeting, during which angry parents berated Rose Tree Media school board members and Superintendent James Wigo, the board voted unanimously Monday night for a plan to get rid of suspended Indian Lane Elementary School principal Bill Bennett.
The money will help the Philadelphia School District train teachers, hire literacy coaches and provide in-classroom libraries.
Every Philadelphia public school could have a full-time counselor in September, and dozens of laid-off counselors stand to be re-hired...
Charging that standardized tests harm students and waste government resources, a group of teachers and parents took to Independence Mall Tuesday to promote the small but growing movement to opt out of testing.
A Connecticut professor walking to Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the movement against high-stakes testing held a rally Tuesday in Philadelphia.
A Rose Tree-Media elementary school principal whose firing enraged some parents and students said Tuesday that he has received $300,000 in a settlement with the district and already has started a new job.
New buildings will increase TCNJ’s STEM space by nearly 60 percent when complete in August 2017. The state is funding part of the construction.
BUCKS COUNTY Input sought for new school superintendent LEVITTOWN The Bristol Township School District is seeking community input through an online survey as it searches for a new superintendent.
DELAWARE COUNTY Williamson students make top 10 at national competition MEDIA Three students at the Williamson College of the Trades placed in the top 10 in a recent national SkillsUSA competition.
CHESTER COUNTY Grant funds scholarships to Lincoln University OXFORD Lincoln University received a $73,000 grant to give local students need-based scholarships, it announced last week.
The head varsity softball coach at St. Joseph's University will remain on the job, following a report by a university-hired investigator that no staff members violated policy in regard to hazing and sexual misconduct allegations by two former team members who have since sued the school.
CHESTER COUNTY Library to host kindergarten prep classes COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area Public Library will hold classes for incoming kindergartners and their parents this summer.
BUCKS COUNTY New dean named at Delaware Valley University DOYLESTOWN Delaware Valley University will promote its interim dean of graduate and professional studies to become the department's full-time dean, the school announced last week.
"I've known this day was coming for months," Karen A. Stout lamented about packing up her office. "I don't know why I didn't do it earlier."
WASHINGTON (AP) - How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate?
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but not straight A's. And though he was eligible for a performance bonus, Hite declined one, citing the Philadelphia School District's dire financial straits.
Deputy Superintendent Paul Kihn resigned Tuesday night. Naomi Wyatt, head of human resources, was named chief of staff for Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.
Speaking with one voice, Philadelphia's mayor, City Council president, school superintendent, School Reform Commission chairwoman, and teachers' union president, and the head of a key charter school group, have told Harrisburg: Give the city schools $159 million.
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but no straight As. And though he was eligible for a performance bonus, Hite declined...
The troubled Truebright Science Academy Charter School in Olney will close after all. Rather than take its legal fight for survival to the state Supreme Court, the charter's board decided Tuesday night to dissolve the school.
After Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped onto her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later, "I don't want to take that test ever again."
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has gotten his report card: solid, but not straight A's. And though he was eligible for a performance bonus, Hite declined one, citing the Philadelphia School District's dire financial straits.
Gov. Wolf vetoed a plan Thursday to privatize the state liquor industry, as his standoff with Republican legislators over the state budget continued.