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2:34 PM / Thursday September 29, 2022

Education

School District of Philadelphia announces new 21st Century Schools Model in three neighborhood high schools

September 23, 2022

The School District of Philadelphia has announced a new 21st Century Schools Model in three neighborhood high schools for the 2023-2024 school year – Bartram, Overbrook, and West Philadelphia High Schools.  The 21st Century Schools model will provide students with blended instruction, exposure and hands-on experience that will prepare them for success in high-demand industries…

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Big student loan forgiveness plan announced by Biden

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 17, 2018. President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday Aug. 24, 2022 that many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Seung Min Kim,…

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States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

August 19, 2022

By Maysoon Khan ASSOCIATED PRESS  ALBANY, N.Y. — Difficulties in finding affordable childcare cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After three months on a…

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Education Department announces college completion fund competition

August 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently announced the availability of $5 million in funds to support a new College Completion Fund for Postsecondary Student Success. The funding will support grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) – many of…

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Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Charisma Edwards, 5, center, checks art work during a class at Chalmers Elementary school in Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. America’s big cities are seeing their schools shrink, with more and more of their schools serving small numbers of students. Those small schools are expensive to run and often still can’t offer everything…

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How to save on school supplies by tapping your community

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Shoppers look for school supplies deals at a Target store, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in South Miami, Fla. This back-to-school shopping season, parents, particularly in the low to middle income bracket, are focusing on the basics like no frills rainboots, while also trading down to cheaper stores, including second-hand clothing, as surging inflation…

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Three appointments to add to your back-to-school checklist

August 19, 2022

By Dr. Donna O’Shea,  chief medical officer of population health, UnitedHealthcare With the back-to-school season in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions loosening in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, the start of this academic year may feel relatively routine. That includes a return to in-person learning and activities, including the opportunity to schedule recommended health exams that some…

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Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition

August 5, 2022

By Brooke Schultz ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Four Pennsylvania universities said last Wednesday that they will follow through with tuition increases despite calls from House Republicans to roll back the price hikes. The lawmakers, including Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the GOP nominee for governor, argue Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Lincoln, and Temple are…

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Mental health figures into Pennsylvania’s education funding

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Crosses, flowers and other memorabilia form a make-shift memorial for the victims of the shootings at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Sunday, July 10, 2022. At least $14 million in donations has been raised in private and corporate donations for the families affected by the May 24 shooting, but creating a plan…

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