Friday, August 28, 2015

Education

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.
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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...
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.
Mastery Charter Schools has been awarded $1.5 million from the Philadelphia School Partnership to help it turn around the Frederick Douglass Charter School in North Philadelphia.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.
Her mom says the threat was scrawled on a wall inside John Hancock School in Morrell Park just before classes ended in June.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-nonsense, tough-as-nails disciplinarians who didn't think twice about sending misbehaving students to detention.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.