Philadelphia school board to consider three new charters

The charter applications will be the first considered by the new school board, after the city took back control of its schools from the state this summer.

What Betsy DeVos’ new sexual misconduct regulations mean for victims, the accused, and schools

Under new Title IX regulations unveiled by the Trump administration, schools will have limited responsibility to investigate allegations of misconduct and the accused will have more defined rights.

What Betsy DeVos’ new sexual misconduct regulations mean for victims, the accused, and schools

Under new Title IX regulations unveiled by the Trump administration, schools will have limited responsibility to investigate allegations of misconduct and the accused will have more defined rights.

Can the arts create better people? This Philadelphia Orchestra musician thinks so.

"The goal is not to create more musicians," said Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bassist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. "We want to use music to create better people."

Can the arts create better people? This Philadelphia Orchestra musician thinks so.

"The goal is not to create more musicians," said Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bassist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. "We want to use music to create better people."

New misconduct claims emerge against former renowned Masterman chess coach

The latest allegations come after an Inquirer and Daily News report of three sex-abuse claims by former chess players at a North Philadelphia elementary school.

New misconduct claims emerge against former renowned Masterman chess coach

The latest allegations come after an Inquirer and Daily News report of three sex-abuse claims by former chess players at a North Philadelphia elementary school.
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How does your district measure up? Pa. issues new tool to evaluate schools

Public schools and districts will no longer receive number grades; the state's new measure is more nuanced, responding to complaints that a heavy reliance on standardized test scores alone was unfair.

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School board president: If we work together, we can give every child in Philadelphia access to the high-quality education that they deserve.

District school? Charter? Private? Philly school-choice advocates want streamlined applications

Advocates want families to be able to apply to every school in the city with one application. But they aren't proposing unified enrollment — which got push-back nearly five years earlier.

Wharton Online receives B-school continuing ed accreditation

Wharton Online now an accredited continuing education provider.

Union sues Tamaqua school district over armed teachers policy

The teachers' union in a Schuylkill County town has asked a judge for an injunction and has filed suit against its school district over a policy to arm school employees.

Betsy DeVos set to rewrite guidance on college sexual assault cases

Controversial regulation governing campus investigations set for release in coming days.

To bolster academics, Philly schools turning to the outdoors

The Philadelphia School District has doubled down on its partnership with Outward Bound's Philadelphia arm, spending up to $340,000 annually so students can climb tall trees, take nature walks, and complete physical challenges in one- and multi-day expeditions, all in the name of social and emotional learning.

A ‘trifecta’ of honors for a South Jersey school district

A South Jersey school district is recognized for top honors: principal, superintendent and sign language teacher named outstanding educators for the state. Ocean City Superintendent credits 'salt in the air' for district's success.

Philly’s Khepera Charter School loses appeal, plans to close next year

The K-8 school, which opened in 2004 with an African-centered curriculum, has struggled financially.

Rowan will allow female athletes to practice in sports bras after online outrage

Cross-country runners were told their sports bras were "distracting" to football players.

At Villanova, a full-court press to improve town-gown relations

In many ways, Villanova has served as a rallying place for the community, a spot where residents and students gather side-by-side to celebrate the men's basketball team, reigning national champions who started their season this week. But its success has also spawned some conflict.

Chesco Catholic school principal named among best in U.S.

Peg Egan first taught a class of 55 fourth graders at age 17, when she was fresh out of Archbishop Prendergast High School. She was, surprisingly, not flustered.

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