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The chairman of Temple University's physics department lost his leadership post Friday, one day after federal authorities accused him of illegally sharing sensitive U.S. technology with entities in China.
Philadelphia University has promoted its executive dean to provost.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was charged Thursday in an alleged scheme to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China, including its government.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
DENVER (AP) - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
BUCKS COUNTY Pennridge student wins Regional Spelling Bee PERKASIE Pennridge Central Middle School seventh grader Bill Jerdan outspelled 53 others at the recent Scripps 2015 Regional Spelling Bee.
As more than 1,700 students at Rutgers-Camden graduated Thursday, a civil rights lawyer encouraged them to change the world, while a rock star urged them - in song - to "touch the sky."
Contending that Pennsylvania's method of school funding is broken, lawyers representing a group of parents, school districts, and statewide associations are taking their case to the state's high court, they said in court papers filed Wednesday.
KIPP West will open in 2016 after a revised application was approved. Mastery will take over Young Scholars Frederick Douglass next year.
Debra Brillante, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a Catholic educator, has been named superintendent of elementary schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Frith deKerillis said she was changed this year by the philosophies of her second graders. The Erdenheim Elementary School teacher spent all year incorporating ideas of mindfulness and thoughtfulness into her classroom as part of a leadership project - Habits of the Mind - the Flourtown elementary school recently expanded.
A top Nutter administration official Thursday made his best pitch to City Council: The mayor's proposed property-tax increase is the clearest way to get city schools the $105 million they desperately need.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department lost his leadership post Friday, one day after federal authorities accused him of illegally sharing sensitive U.S. technology with entities in China.
Philadelphia University has promoted its executive dean to provost.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
DENVER (AP) - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
BUCKS COUNTY Pennridge student wins Regional Spelling Bee PERKASIE Pennridge Central Middle School seventh grader Bill Jerdan outspelled 53 others at the recent Scripps 2015 Regional Spelling Bee.
When St. Joseph's University suspended play for its women's varsity softball team earlier this month - amid allegations of hazing and bullying - the school declined to detail those allegations.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was charged Thursday in an alleged scheme to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China, including its government.
The School Reform Commission approved a new charter school Thursday, bringing to six the number it has signed off on this year.
Wagner Marseille, the acting superintendent of the Lower Merion School District, is the "primary candidate" to be superintendent of the Cheltenham School District, the school board announced.
Visiting one of the state's most financially challenged school districts Thursday, Gov. Wolf heard a simple message: We need money.
As more than 1,700 students at Rutgers-Camden graduated Thursday, a civil rights lawyer encouraged them to change the world, while a rock star urged them - in song - to "touch the sky."
Mastery Charter Schools is poised to take over another former Philadelphia district school. The School Reform Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether Scholar Academies can hand over management of the Frederick Douglass School in North Philadelphia to Mastery.
Contending that Pennsylvania's method of school funding is broken, lawyers representing a group of parents, school districts, and statewide associations are taking their case to the state's high court, they said in court papers filed Wednesday.