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.

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.

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

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
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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.

Parents, do you steal your retirement money to pay for college?

Don't let guilt prompt you to pay your kids' college bills – and cheat on your retirement.

Colorful, complex, proud: Telling the story of S. Philadelphia HS through public art

"I remember thinking, 'These kids go to school in places that look like prisons, that look like barracks,'" said Jane Golden. "Our kids deserve to be in beautiful learning environments, and it has so much power if kids can see their thoughts and ideas on a large scale, permanently."

Dr. Jerry Parker, 71, former Delco college president who worked to open higher ed to everyone

Dr. Parker was an admissions officer at Vassar College when he realized there were students who had never thought of themselves as college material. "It sparked my interest in the community-college concept," he said.

How donors can do better than Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion for college tuition | Opinion

Bloomberg's investment may do the most good if it is seen as a challenge to other philanthropists to help students teetering over whether to even try to go to college at all.

Former fed watchdog launches nonprofit to help fix $1.5T student debt crisis | Debt Valley

Seth Frotman is launching a new nonprofit, the Student Borrower Protection Center, with two other former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials to take on the nation's bureaucratic student-loan complex.

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