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Mayor Kenney announces Board of Education appointees

May 27, 2022

Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that he has appointed Sarah-Ashley Andrews and Chau Wing Lam to the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia. After confirmation by City Council, they will join seven current Board members, filling two vacancies on the nine-member Board of Education. Kenney selected the appointees from a list of…

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Community College of Philadelphia hosts 2022 commencement ceremony 

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Graduates pose during last week’s first full, in-person graduation ceremony since 2019.  (Photo/CCP) Community College of Philadelphia today hosted its 56th commencement ceremony at The Liacouras Center on May 7 – the College’s first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019. The keynote speaker was Philadelphia City Councilmember and Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (D-9th…

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April 27, 2022

Photo: Spelman University The Spelman College Board of Trustees has unanimously and enthusiastically elected Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH, as the 11th president of Spelman College. Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022, following…

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HBCU students, faculty press urgent need for climate action

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert Bullard, a conference co-founder and member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, takes notes at the HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Drew Costley) By Drew Costley ASSOCIATED PRESS  New Orleans — Both joy and frustration are in the air in New Orleans at…

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Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this undated photo provided by Dalaine Bradley, Drew Waller, 7, Zion Waller, 10, and Ahmad Waller, 11, left to right, study during homeschooling, in Raleigh, N.C. (Courtesy of Dalaine Bradley via AP) By Carolyn Thompson ASSOCIATED PRESS  BUFFALO, N.Y. — The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise…

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Florida has 3rd largest number of school book ban incidents

April 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Attendees of a Spotsylvania County, Va., School Board meeting raise and shake their hands in support of speakers criticizing the board for suggesting that sexually explicit books be banned at county schools on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. The meeting was held in the auditorium of Chancellor High School to accommodate the large crowd….

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With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental health

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: An unidentified student rests on his desk as the Mojave Unified School District Superintendent Katherine Aguirre, center rear, addresses students before their spring break at California City Middle School in California City, Calif., on Friday, March 11, 2022. Since the pandemic started, experts have warned of a mental health crisis facing American children…

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Pennsylvania approves stronger charter school regulations

March 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Education Secretary Noe Ortega (Photo/ By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania regulatory board on Monday approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to subject charter schools to stronger ethics and accounting standards and to try to root out discriminatory admissions decisions, perhaps the biggest update to a quarter-century-old law stuck in…

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Beth D. Johnson appointed head of Friends’ Central School

March 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Beth D. Johnson ’77, Friend’s Central’s 12th Head of School WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — James C. Wright, clerk of the board of trustees at Friends’ Central School, has announced the board’s unanimous approval of the appointment of Interim Head of School Beth D. Johnson (’77) — a respected leader at Friends’ Central for nearly…

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Lawsuit seeks state fix to entrenched school segregation

March 11, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By David Porter ASSOCIATED PRESS  TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s schools are among the most segregated in the country and will become even more so without state action, advocacy groups who have sued the state argued in court…

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