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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia opens K-8th grade applications for 2024 – 2025 school year

October 6, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Pictured from left to right are: Lateefah Lucky, CSFP parent ambassador and accounting professional; Shareeta Anderson, CSFP parent; Keisha Jordan, president & CEO, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia; Margaret Dinneny, chair, interim chief human resources officer, Empire Today; Leanne Clancy, director of admission & financial aid, Greene Street Friends School and Eric Jones, head…

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District partners with organizations to provide students with access to state required student immunizations

September 1, 2023

More than one thousand School District of Philadelphia students have received vaccinations and physicals through District events, in partnership with Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. (DVCH), CityLife Health and the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity (ASHE). As National Immunization Awareness Month closes, the District will host some final opportunities for families leading up…

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Students blocked from campus when COVID hit want money back. Some are getting refunds. Lawsuits over tuition and fees have had mixed success

August 25, 2023

By Elaine S. Povich STATELINE.ORG Thousands of college students will get hundreds of dollars in compensation as colleges and universities move this summer to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuits stemming from canceled classes and activities during COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. While some of the class-action suits against the colleges and universities are still in litigation, and still others…

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Education, labor departments announce new efforts to advance teacher preparation programs and expand registered apprenticeships for educators

August 25, 2023

The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor recently announced a series of new efforts to expand registered apprenticeships for educators and invest in teacher preparation programs. These efforts advance a key focus area of the Department of Education’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” initiative to boldly improve learning conditions by eliminating educator shortages and…

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Education Department opens investigation into Harvard’s legacy admissions

July 25, 2023

BY MICHAEL CASEY BOSTON (AP) — Opening a new front in legal battles over college admissions, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a civil rights investigation into Harvard University’s policies on legacy admissions. Top colleges’ preferential treatment of children of alumni, who are often white, has faced mounting scrutiny since the Supreme Court last month struck…

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Ideas exchanged at the “Thank a Black Teacher” celebration during Teacher Appreciation Week apply year round

June 16, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photos: BLACK TEACHER PROJECT) By Constance Garcia-Barrio So many Black superstars of education said yes to the invitation to the “Thank a Black Teacher” celebration held last month in Washington D.C. as part of Teacher Appreciation Week that seating arrangements had to be changed. “We had to change the layout to theatre-style seating,”…

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