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Commonwealth Court judges ruled Thursday that the School Reform Commission does not have the power to cancel union contracts, restoring health-care cuts that were to save the Philadelphia schools $54 million annually.
Temple University has spent a billion dollars over the last decade transforming itself from a commuter college into a residential school that can draw students nationally. It's added glassy classroom buildings, a ritzy skyscraper dorm, and amenities such as cafés and rock-climbing walls. Yet, for all the flash, it was never clear how the expensive parts were supposed to fit together.
The Rowan University student was in good condition after being shot early Sunday morning in the “Campus Crossings” apartment complex right by campus in Glassboro.
Raymond Maples, 23, of West Philly, is among the few Philly blacks to graduate from the prestigious school.
Town-hall meeting sought to educate attendees on how best to interact with police officers.
On the same day that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission was told it could not scrap the teachers' contract to save money, the state House speaker urged the commission to approve more charter schools.
Matt Rivers explains how the program is teaching the students an important lesson.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke said Thursday that he wants to see Philadelphia's universities give more to its struggling school system - and not just to schools in their shadows.
BUCKS COUNTY Pearl S. Buck group to help recruit students PERKASIE Pearl S. Buck International and Delaware Valley College have scheduled an event on Monday at 3:30 p.m. to announce a partnership agreement to recruit international students from Asia.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The State System of Higher Education has allowed two more of its 14 state-owned universities to offer per-credit tuition to in-state students, rather than the flat annual rate of $6,820.
The Commonwealth Court essentially invalidates the SRC's Oct. 6 action, dealing a big blow to the cash-strapped school district.
The House Speaker's comments came following a meeting with Superintendent William Hite and SRC Chairman Bill Green.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
Applications for Drexel University's Class of 2019 have plunged by more than 50 percent from the previous year - but that's not a bad thing.
When top-ranked students turn down offers from four-year colleges to go to community college, people notice.
The Rowan University student was in good condition after being shot early Sunday morning in the “Campus Crossings” apartment complex right by campus in Glassboro.
Teams of middle-school students from throughout the area Saturday displayed model cities they had built, presenting their ideas for feeding urban dwellers of the future.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
Lolamarie Davis-O'Rourke is to face a trial on allegations she changed answers on student tests.
Matt Rivers explains how the program is teaching the students an important lesson.
Temple University has spent a billion dollars over the last decade transforming itself from a commuter college into a residential school that can draw students nationally. It's added glassy classroom buildings, a ritzy skyscraper dorm, and amenities such as cafés and rock-climbing walls. Yet, for all the flash, it was never clear how the expensive parts were supposed to fit together.
BUCKS COUNTY Pearl S. Buck group to help recruit students PERKASIE Pearl S. Buck International and Delaware Valley College have scheduled an event on Monday at 3:30 p.m. to announce a partnership agreement to recruit international students from Asia.
Town-hall meeting sought to educate attendees on how best to interact with police officers.
Raymond Maples, 23, of West Philly, is among the few Philly blacks to graduate from the prestigious school.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke said Thursday that he wants to see Philadelphia's universities give more to its struggling school system - and not just to schools in their shadows.
On the same day that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission was told it could not scrap the teachers' contract to save money, the state House speaker urged the commission to approve more charter schools.
Commonwealth Court judges ruled Thursday that the School Reform Commission does not have the power to cancel union contracts, restoring health-care cuts that were to save the Philadelphia schools $54 million annually.
Teams of middle-school students from throughout the area Saturday displayed model cities they had built, presenting their ideas for feeding urban dwellers of the future.
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