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Education

Community College of Philadelphia hosts inaugural Catto Legacy Awards 

February 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Idris Washington  (Insert Photo/ccp.edu) Community College of Philadelphia celebrated nearly 500 students during its inaugural Catto Legacy Awards on the birth anniversary of civil rights activist Octavius Catto. Tuesday’s virtual awards ceremony acknowledged CCP students who have benefited from the college’s Octavius Catto scholarships. The program kicked off with remarks from a host…

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School accused of racial discrimination over COVID protocols

February 24, 2022

ASSOCIATED PRESS  WILMINGTON, Del. — A former University of Delaware police officer has accused the school and its police chief of racial discrimination, claiming in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after calling out his superiors for risking officers’ health during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The News Journal reports that…

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MontcoWorks receives grant to connect high school students with local industry

February 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Representative from Carlisle Interconnect Technologies speaks with students during  career fair.  (Photo/ Montgomery County) NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department announced recently that MontcoWorks, the County’s local workforce development board, has received funding to develop and strengthen the collaboration between high school educators, students, and local employers.  Along with the Montgomery County…

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Tennessee parents, teachers push back against ‘Maus’ removal

February 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The McMinn County Neighbors held a press conference before the school board meeting, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Athens, Tenn. After the board quietly removed the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust “Maus” last month, February’s board meeting was packed with concerned parents, teachers and students who spilled into an overflow room…

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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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