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Education

Fire victims left lasting impression at Philadelphia school

January 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Balloons are released during a vigil by the Bache-Martin School to honor the victims of a rowhouse fire, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Philadelphia. Investigators are looking into whether a 5-year-old who was playing with a lighter set a Christmas tree on fire, sparking a conflagration that killed multiple family members in a…

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS Jan. 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

LIST BELOW OF NJ, PA AND DELAWARE SCHOOL CLOSINGS, LATE OPENINGS from 6abc PENNSYLVANIA Avon Grove Charter School (Chester) – Closed. Avon Grove School District (Chester) – Closed. Bensalem Township School District (Bucks) – Closed. Bucks Co Technical School (Bucks) – Closed. Bucks Learning Academy (Bucks) – Closed. Calvary Christian Academy-Phila (Philadelphia) – Closed. Cedar Grove Christian Academy (Philadelphia) – Closed. Chester Co Tech College HS-Pennocks (Chester) – Closed. Child Guidance-Havertown (Delaware) – Closed. Colonial School Dist – Plymouth Mtg (Montgomery) – Closed. Faculty &…

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What is a school pause and what does it mean for your children?

December 30, 2021

By James Garrow Board of Health, Department of Public Health  The Health Department believes that there are serious consequences for children and families when schools are only doing virtual learning.  Research has shown this has led to a loss of educational opportunity as well as serious impacts on mental health and increased risk of other…

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Pennsylvania high court throws out mask mandate for schools

December 17, 2021

By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa.–A statewide mask mandate for Pennsylvania schoolchildren was thrown out by the state Supreme Court on Friday, raising the prospect that at least some students in the state may soon be allowed to attend classes without a face covering. The justices announced their decision to invalidate the Wolf administration’s…

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Historically Black college gives students Thanksgiving $10K

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Meharry Medical College President and CEO James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.  Photo/Meharry Medical College website) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A historically Black medical college in Tennessee gave students an early Thanksgiving gift — $10,000 in cash. Meharry Medical College President James E.K. Hildreth announced the gift last Monday, telling students they would receive it…

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Lawsuit over school funding disparities opens

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republicans and Democrats are feuding over whether Pennsylvania’s roughly $40 billion budget package negotiated behind closed doors and passed within hours of becoming public includes money for the state auditor general to begin auditing election results. (AP…

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‘#BlackburnTakeover’ continues with Howard University officials refusing to negotiate

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Howard University students, saying they are fed up with “uninhabitable living conditions”, are taking to the sidewalks in protest. (Photo/Trevon Patterson –Trice Edney News Wire) By Barrington M. Salmon and Trevon Patterson Trice Edney Newswire The student takeover of Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn Building has entered its fourth week with no end in…

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Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination. (AP Photo/John…

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Philadelphia school works to return Native American remains

October 29, 2021

By Claudia Lauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is working to repatriate Native American skeletal remains found in a high school classroom closet this summer. A letter sent to parents of Central High School students Friday said the “human skeletal item” was previously used as a teaching aid and dated back…

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