Monday, August 3, 2015

Education

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The American Bar Association has approved Rutgers University's plan to merge its two law schools into one entity with two campuses.
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders...
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A former teacher charged Friday with having sex with a 13-year-old student left a note in her sixth-grade classroom...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider. That's a tactic that has seen mixed results elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
Two things coexisted peacefully Thursday afternoon inside the West Chester University library - senior Janna Wilson and, in the cooling system, the bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease.
Temple University raised more than $84 million in the last fiscal year, up from nearly $68 million the year before.
Under a hazy sun on the banks of the Schuylkill, city and Temple University officials Thursday marked the on-schedule and on-budget start of the restoration of the East Park Canoe House, the historic - and once-condemned - home of Temple's rowing teams.
The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday that the agency - which is heading security for the visit of Pope Francis in September - has not ordered Philadelphia businesses to close and did not dictate that SEPTA limit rail service that weekend.
Our collective conscience should guide us in formulating a budget and a contract that we are proud of for the future generations of educators, doctors, astronauts, union leaders, and superintendents.
William Kiefer is poised for his second act with the Cheltenham Township School District. Or is it his third, fourth, or even fifth?
Alexandria Herdt grew up in South Jersey, watching her young cousin wheeze and cough when ozone levels climbed high. "It hurts when you know there's really nothing you can do to help," said Herdt, 22, of Chesterfield, Burlington County.
Preschool students at the NHS Human Services facility in Kensington welcomed some four-legged classmates on Tuesday: a palm-size hedgehog, a turtle, and a spotted rabbit.
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."
An employee at West Chester University has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, and "higher-than-acceptable" levels of the bacteria that cause it were found in eight campus buildings, officials said Wednesday.
Steppingstone Scholars, a nonprofit that provides academic enrichment for minority and low-income students, has received a Lenfest Foundation grant that will provide $400,000 over two years to expand a science and arts program at two North Philadelphia public schools.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University is planning to give its scholarship athletes up to $4,900 in stipends under a new NCAA rule.
Following its approval by the teachers’ union, the Neshaminy school board is expected to vote on a teachers’ contract at an Aug. 6 meeting.
MERION, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia Catholic educator says being fired over her same-sex marriage felt like a death inside.
Before the high schoolers last week could diagnose their patient, who had come in with liver issues, they had to figure out how the liver works.
Disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, public urination, Animal House behavior. Those are perennial complaints in neighborhoods where college students live, local officials say. And with the start of the fall semester just a few weeks away, that's why they aggressively oppose a bill that would remove their restraints on student housing.
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.
John Cooke, a former administrator at Drexel University, has been named the next president of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill.