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The middle school is one of four Philly schools chosen for a staff-driven turnaround.
When a charter school goes out of business, what happens to its building? Pennsylvania law says that if the school owns its building, that's one of the assets that is supposed to be turned over to the district where the students live.
A senior at Samuel Fels High School faces a list of charges after a gun he allegedly brought to school prompted a lockdown yesterday. Juan Mejias, 18...
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with making a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of his South Jersey school this week.
Two misspelled words on the sign may be the reason for the principal's demotion.
It maintains the status quo. But the commission has a more-ambitious agenda requiring major investments from the city and state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Colleges and universities have fretted over how they will be judged under a new college ratings system President Barack Obama announced last year would be developed to encourage transparency and affordability.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the institution's fiscal situation warrants "swift, decisive action."
Three separate sexual assault cases were reported in the past week at Princeton University. The unusually high number of sexual assaults reported in...
Words, words, words. We say and hear them, but hardly do we think about just how much they affect every moment of our lives. Interboro High School explored what exactly it means to be extraordinarily human in the play, All in the Timing.
When a charter school goes out of business, what happens to its building? Pennsylvania law says that if the school owns its building, that's one of the assets that is supposed to be turned over to the district where the students live.
The middle school is one of four Philly schools chosen for a staff-driven turnaround.
By the end of last week, Joe O'Brien was reeling. It took O'Brien, the executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit, a few days to wade through the long-awaited 111-page grand jury report that described mismanagement, unethical behavior, and theft of student funds at the Coatesville Area School District.
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with making a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of his South Jersey school this week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.
Two misspelled words on the sign may be the reason for the principal's demotion.
Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years.
It maintains the status quo. But the commission has a more-ambitious agenda requiring major investments from the city and state.
A senior at Samuel Fels High School faces a list of charges after a gun he allegedly brought to school prompted a lockdown yesterday. Juan Mejias, 18...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Behold, the jawnament! Delicate, wooden - and singularly Philly - the holiday handcraft is the latest offering from student entrepreneurs at the Workshop School, a project-based public school whose innovations have won national recognition.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A transgender student in New Jersey who gave up his female identity says his school reversed course and will now allow him to use the boys' restroom.
Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years.
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