Chester Upland elementary school gets library, thanks to help from Widener students

Students at the elementary in Delaware County’s most disadvantaged school district are enjoying its first library in years. Other than Chester High, it’s the only district school with its own library.

Study: 2018 worst year for gun incidents in schools

The past year has seen 93 gun-related incidents in K-12 schools across the United States. The previous high was 59.

Study: 2018 worst year for gun incidents in schools

The past year has seen 93 gun-related incidents in K-12 schools across the United States. The previous high was 59.

Temple trustees condemn controversial remarks by Marc Lamont Hill, but affirm his right to free speech

At their first public meeting since the uproar, Temple's trustees issued a "statement of condemnation" of Hill.

Temple trustees condemn controversial remarks by Marc Lamont Hill, but affirm his right to free speech

At their first public meeting since the uproar, Temple's trustees issued a "statement of condemnation" of Hill.

Teachers, staff at Northeast Philly charter school ratify contract; $5,700 average raises this school year

The contract, which includes raises for professional staff averaging $5,700 through the current school year, is a rare instance of union representation at a Philadelphia charter school.

Teachers, staff at Northeast Philly charter school ratify contract; $5,700 average raises this school year

The contract, which includes raises for professional staff averaging $5,700 through the current school year, is a rare instance of union representation at a Philadelphia charter school.
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Supreme Court gives Lower Merion district a second chance to defend tax hikes

Supreme Court sends Lower Merion tax case back to Commonwealth Court.

Cherry Hill voters to consider $210.7 million school bond, largest in New Jersey

The three-part spending plan would improve security, construct new multipurpose rooms, and renovate science labs and locker rooms, among other things, in the 11,200-student district.

Another charter school, this one for the arts, aiming for Upper Darby

A charter-school operator wants to open a school in the Upper Darby School District, but it is encountering opposition.

With ‘grace and invitation,’ Haverford’s new president has much to teach

Wendy Raymond, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina, will become Haverford College's 16th president on July 1.

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

Refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk will be allowed back on U.S. school lunches

Trial scheduled in landmark Pa. school-funding case

The case, which is the first school-funding challenge to move forward in a Pennsylvania court, is scheduled for summer 2020.

Gwynedd Mercy University buys Merck property, doubles size of campus

The new site, which Gwynedd Mercy paid $12.1 million to acquire, also includes a 157,000-square-foot building, which the school plans to adapt for its use.

Brightwood Career Institute closing three Philly-area locations

A troubled chain of for-profit colleges has closed abruptly in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval.

Elementary school teacher killed in South Jersey crash

Michelle Barrett had been a teacher for 20 years at Gloucester Township's Chews Elementary School.

Villanova creates virtual tour of chapel used exclusively by the pope

A Villanova University team creates a virtual reality tour of a Vatican spot that has been largely inaccessible to the public, a special chapel used exclusively by the pope.

Upper Darby teachers overwhelmingly reject contract offer, plan protest

Just over 80 percent of Upper Darby Education Association members voted to reject the board's latest proposal which would have boosted teacher pay by almost 3 percent over the next four years – not nearly enough, union leaders argued, to stop the flight of the most highly trained educators to other, affluent nearby districts.

How corner stores in Kensington are helping students deal with their high school’s cell phone policy

The irony is that the phone ban meant to help kids be safe inside the school forces them to scour the sketchy neighborhood for places to stash the phones they need to be safe outside, too.

‘This is a business proposition … not charity:’ Philly’s eds and meds buy-local program debuts

The inspiration is a 2014 finding by the city Controller's Office that $5.3 billion is spent annually on goods and services by the city's 34 universities and hospitals, with just $2.7 billion of it from businesses located in Philadelphia.

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