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10:21 AM / Monday December 6, 2021

Education

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

March 27, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools. A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court followed, striking down…

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Grambling State University opens after student and friend killed on campus

October 25, 2017

Grambling, LA (AP)- A sheriff’s spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives were at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting…

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Community College of Philadelphia prepared to assist displaced ITT Tech students

September 9, 2016

Community College of Philadelphia stands ready to assist displaced students affected by the sudden closure of four ITT Technical Institute campuses in the Philadelphia region by providing resources and expertise to help them continue their education. “We would welcome ITT Tech students for our fall (10- week) term that starts Oct. 4,” said Dr. Samuel…

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Summer business plan competition at Lincoln High School

September 9, 2016

Over the summer, the students of the Summer Bridge Program at Abraham Lincoln High School presented their proposals for new businesses. The Lincoln Team determined that business plan development through Project Based Learning was the best way to incorporate academic skill sets, 21st century skill sets, and the critical thinking and decision making skills necessary…

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Five tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school

September 9, 2016

BPT If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you’re not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers are…

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Manor College welcomes new and returning students to campus

September 9, 2016

JENKINTOWN, PA–Manor College hosted over 300 students and parents, on Thursday, September 1.  The day consisted of presentations and discussions by various faculty and staff members, a resource fair, and other activities pertaining to the students’ majors. A presentation was also made by the Women’s Center of Montgomery County about Sexual Assault and Violence education….

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The Little School That Does

July 9, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gesu School President and CEO, Bryan Carter, congratulates Gesu School Class of 2016 graduates for earning top honors. Gesu School graduates will attend top high schools, such as St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Merion Mercy Academy, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, and Archbishop John Carroll High School. By Denise Clay It’s a safe bet…

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Elementary school commemorates 100th day of school with kickoff event for “Men of Frederick Douglass”

February 26, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Students of Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter Elementary School greeting members of Temple University’s Football Team Group of over 100 professional men of color, including doctors, lawyers, politicians and many more, participate in a program designed to inspire students during Black History Month The 100th day of school at Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter Elementary…

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