Sunday, October 4, 2015


Swarthmore College's new president has a plan for dealing with a student body known for its vocal activism: Listen carefully to the students. Craft a careful, well-researched response. Communicate with them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday...
The Street: The Times Higher Education (THE) has released its annual World University Rankings for the 2015-2016 academic year, highlighting...
NEWARK, N.J. - A Rutgers University professor accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship was convicted Friday.
NEWARK, N.J. - A Rutgers University professor accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship was convicted Friday.
The Wolf Administration on Friday submitted to a Delaware County judge a new recovery plan for the fiscally troubled Chester Upland School District.
The sweeping proposal would affect 15 schools and about 5,000 students, starting next fall.
Pennsylvania’s charter school laws have led to the rise of two separate and unequal educational systems, according to state Rep. James Roebuck (D-Phila.), who released a report this week calling for increased transparency and oversight of charters.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - The director of the organization that runs a Pennsylvania university's bookstore is apologizing for selling a 6-inch inflatable doll called the "perfect female specimen."
NEWARK, N.J. - It was hailed as a breakthrough when the bargain was struck: Top-performing teachers in Newark could get bigger paychecks.
Greg R. Weisenstein, who presided over a 20 percent enrollment increase during his seven-year tenure as president of West Chester University, says he will retire as of March 31.
Sweeping changes are afoot for the Philadelphia School District, with closures, conversions to charter schools, and even new schools proposed Thursday by the superintendent.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has named a new head of school: Stephen L. Druggan, who grew up in Western Pennsylvania and has been a top administrator at private schools in Indonesia and Germany.
Greg Weisenstein says he’s not “going to get out the rocking chair just yet,” but he is ready to complete his tenure as president of West Chester University.
Jacob Soll was walking on the University of Pennsylvania campus on a rainy September day in 2011, thinking his career might as well be over.
The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board grants adjuncts the right to hold an election on whether to unionize. If approved, it would double the size of the faculty union at the state-related university.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Jewish seminary changes eligibility rules for ordination WYNCOTE A Montgomery County rabbinic college will become the first Jewish seminary to ordain rabbis whose spouses or partners are not Jewish.
Two law degrees for the price of one! Well, kind of. Now that the Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark law schools have become one Rutgers Law School, alumni have the option of receiving a new diploma, printed fresh from the university's press in New Brunswick, N.J.
Camden School Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard on Wednesday released the next phase of his improvement plan for the city's schools, saying he was seeking to build on signs of progress in the district.
Bobby Hill has a singular excuse for missing a few classes at Central High School.
Requiring the Philadelphia School District to restore its laid-off counselors based on seniority would constitute "a tragedy" for the city's schoolchildren, lawyers said in court Tuesday.
Marcie Lichtman says her 14-year-old daughter had always scored in the "advanced" range on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests, administered to third through eighth graders.
The University of the Sciences this week received a $3.8 million gift from an alumnus.