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UpSide Classic: After his mother died from carbon monoxide poisoning, he worked to prevent other deaths

Any furnace or home appliance that burns combustible fuel generates the gas, and if not properly vented, it could seep through the house.

Penn Wood HS show is anything but a drag

This was “Coming Home,” a student-run drag show that Penn Wood’s Gay-Straight Alliance staged Wednesday to end the school year and honor the upcoming Pride Month, Harvey Milk Day and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in one fell swoop,

Two Central Bucks teachers are among finalists for Pa. Teacher of the Year

Leanne Jarossy, a math teacher at Central Bucks West High School, and Will Melvin, an English teacher at Central Bucks South High School, will be friendly rivals for the crown of state winner.

He didn’t graduate, but Phoenixville alums honor classmate who died in Vietnam

Class of 1968 alums from Phoenixville Area High School have established a John A. Polefka Memorial Scholarship Fund to aid today’s students joining the military or planning to study criminal justice.

Upper Darby schools break lease with Clifton Heights in controversial push for new middle school

The emergency vote came amid an escalating political struggle between residents of Clifton Heights who say they’re fighting to preserve the last sliver of open space in their 6,500-person borough.

Milo the robot4autism wows at Chester County IU’s first STEM Expo

The goal of the tech-heavy expo was to update and occasionally wow educators with the rapid advances in learning tools that not only use the latest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, but might encourage students towards a career path.

Zoning change in Clifton Heights could keep Upper Darby from building new school in the borough

The Upper Darby school board is racing to cancel the borough’s lease on the district-owned property and speed up the process to begin applying for permits to build the new middle school.

Where are the best high schools in the country? U.S. News releases annual rankings.

Philadelphia’s Julia R. Masterman School held onto its status as this region’s top-ranked secondary school, according to the annual rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Springfield HS alum donates $1 million to honor his lunch lady mom, bus-driver mother-in-law

The new $130 million new Springfield High School will open its doors in Delaware County boasting the Frances “Chickie” Giuffre Dining Center Complex and the Katherine “Kay” G. Voglesong Bus Driver Commons Room.

Two more districts hit the snooze button on school start times

This week, school boards in two suburban school districts – Radnor and Tredyffin/Easttown – approved new schedules for the 2019-20 academic year that starts the school day as much as 55 minutes later for some kids.