Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.

To spice up its culinary program, a New Jersey college wants to cook with cannabis

Atlantic Cape Community College may soon offer classes on cannabis. Its culinary arts program, which trains chefs to work in the Atlantic City casino industry and beyond, also may teach cooking with cannabis.

To spice up its culinary program, a New Jersey college wants to cook with cannabis

Atlantic Cape Community College may soon offer classes on cannabis. Its culinary arts program, which trains chefs to work in the Atlantic City casino industry and beyond, also may teach cooking with cannabis.

Pa.'s FedLoan cited for ‘failed-call rate’ for student loans. U.S. Education Dept. ‘asleep at the wheel,’ report says.

FedLoan’s failure rate was 10.6 percent in April 2017, more than double the average of 4.3 percent for all services.

Pa.'s FedLoan cited for ‘failed-call rate’ for student loans. U.S. Education Dept. ‘asleep at the wheel,’ report says.

FedLoan’s failure rate was 10.6 percent in April 2017, more than double the average of 4.3 percent for all services.

Penn Libraries and venerable Philadelphia Athenaeum form bookish alliance

University researchers and Athenaeum members will be able to access each other's catalogs seamlessly in what could be a model for urban universities and neighboring independent libraries, archives, and museums.

Penn Libraries and venerable Philadelphia Athenaeum form bookish alliance

University researchers and Athenaeum members will be able to access each other's catalogs seamlessly in what could be a model for urban universities and neighboring independent libraries, archives, and museums.
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One outfit, 100 days: South Jersey art teacher completes ‘eco mission’ to educate students

South Jersey art teacher completes "one outfit, 100 days" campaign to teach students about eco-sustainability by wearing the same dress to work since September.

Wyclef Jean visits South Philadelphia High School, announces music technology grant

The Grammy winner announced to the students that their high school would receive $50,000 for music production equipment.

Alexa, can you help kids learn and teachers manage a classroom? At Garnet Valley, the answer is: ‘Yes’

The Delaware County school is considered a trailblazer in using the fast-growing technology of digital voice assistants - like Amazon’s Alexa, the most popular, or Google Assistant - as a classroom learning tool that can answer a student’s question or spell a word, conduct learning drills or play s

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Jess and the Mansplainers: A band of college profs led by a superhero expert

You've never heard “Axel F” until you've heard it played on the steel drums.

Penn State alumni trustees attack Freeh investigation into Jerry Sandusky scandal

In many ways, it’s a summary of the claims that Penn State defenders have previously made in the years since the scandal broke, but this time with material from Freeh’s investigation that they say bolsters their view.

Homeowners fight Lower Merion schools’ takeover of their property

The owners of a 10.6-acre property that district officials covet for playing fields have challenged the school board’s vote to condemn their land, claiming it thwarted a more lucrative sale to Villanova.

‘We never thought we’d get in’: The tense wait for a Philly charter school seat

While Philadelphia's schools are improving, many parents see charter schools as a better option. This year, nearly 30,000 students applied to charter schools through a new online application system.

Authorities: Carbon monoxide sickens 12, shutters Berks County school

A Berks County school has been shuttered after 12 people were sickened there by carbon monoxide.

Professor who accused Va. lieutenant governor of sexual assault once taught at Pa. college

Vanessa Tyson, who accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault, once taught at Dickinson College in Carlisle.

Drexel in talks to acquire collection of Philadelphia History Museum, closing the building for good

The museum building on 7th Street, formerly the Atwater Kent, is now empty. Its last staff member resigned last month.

Penn president Amy Gutmann helped prepare report on restoring faith in the media

The report,“Crisis in Democracy: Renewing Trust in America,” produced by the Knight Foundation and the Aspen Institute, recommends media work together to launch a national campaign on the role of journalism and offer “radical transparency” on how journalists do their jobs.

Temple among first local universities to openly display Progress Pride flag

It’s a symbol for acceptance, a catalyst for conversation, and a statement that Temple is “supportive of everybody,” said an administrator.

Immigrants find health — and home — in Philly’s Buddhist centers

A Penn State survey of the region's Buddhist spaces show the ways they support some of the city’s newest East and Southeast Asian residents.

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