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Pennsylvania's acting education secretary turned down the third and final application for a new statewide cyber charter school Thursday. The decision, signed by Pedro A. Rivera, found that the application filed by the proposed Insight PA Cyber Charter School was deficient in six areas, including governance.
The vice dean of Rutgers–Camden’s law school sent a school-wide email after a student evaluation commented on a female professor’s outfits.
A former staffer at the shuttered Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School has filed a class-action suit against the charter and its officials, seeking payment for work performed in November and December.
Admissions officials at Swarthmore College suspected last year that an extra 500-word essay on its application might have fueled a 16 percent drop in applicants, the largest in years.
To inspire would-be entrepreneurs among the student body, Temple University on Friday officially will open Blackstone LaunchPad, an on-campus center at the Howard Gittis Student Center, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
DELAWARE COUNTY Interboro board approves teachers pact PROSPECT PARK The Interboro school board unanimously approved a contract with its 305-member teachers' union, whose salaries will increase 5.54 percent over the three-year agreement.
Does charter school founder Dorothy June Brown, 77, have such memory problems that she is incompetent to be retried on federal charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million?
Truebright Science Academy Charter School is ramping up its fight to stay open past June. The Olney school filed a petition in Commonwealth Court on Monday, challenging the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's 2013 decision not to renew its charter on several grounds, including poor academic performance.
Voters sunk a measure Tuesday to make facility improvements at Sterling High School in Camden County that would have required increases in real estate taxes.
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex.
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) - A longtime professor has been found dead in his office at a state-owned university in southwestern Pennsylvania.
After teachers at one Philadelphia public school let parents know they had a legal right to opt their children out of standardized exams, a remarkable thing happened:
Pennsylvania's acting education secretary turned down the third and final application for a new statewide cyber charter school Thursday. The decision, signed by Pedro A. Rivera, found that the application filed by the proposed Insight PA Cyber Charter School was deficient in six areas, including governance.
The vice dean of Rutgers–Camden’s law school sent a school-wide email after a student evaluation commented on a female professor’s outfits.
A former staffer at the shuttered Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School has filed a class-action suit against the charter and its officials, seeking payment for work performed in November and December.
Dorothy June Brown, 77, has some problems remembering dates, her age, the year, and where she went to school, but a forensic psychologist said she is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded the charter schools she founded of $6.3 million.
To inspire would-be entrepreneurs among the student body, Temple University on Friday officially will open Blackstone LaunchPad, an on-campus center at the Howard Gittis Student Center, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds.
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
Former employees of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School have filed a class-action lawsuit against the school, its founder and others for unpaid compensation.
Does charter school founder Dorothy June Brown, 77, have such memory problems that she is incompetent to be retried on federal charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million?
DELAWARE COUNTY Interboro board approves teachers pact PROSPECT PARK The Interboro school board unanimously approved a contract with its 305-member teachers' union, whose salaries will increase 5.54 percent over the three-year agreement.
Who she is: Phoebe Haddon Job: Haddon replaced Wendell Pritchett as Rutgers-Camden chancellor on July 1, 2014. Her job, by the numbers: As chancellor...
Admissions officials at Swarthmore College suspected last year that an extra 500-word essay on its application might have fueled a 16 percent drop in applicants, the largest in years.
The Coatesville Area School District's board on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of the district's assistant superintendent. The action came just days after the resignation of a school board member who, until last month, was vice president.
Truebright Science Academy Charter School is ramping up its fight to stay open past June. The Olney school filed a petition in Commonwealth Court on Monday, challenging the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's 2013 decision not to renew its charter on several grounds, including poor academic performance.
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday.
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