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Glen Mills wants to reopen, promising a ‘vastly different’ program, philosophy, and hiring practices

School leaders did not provide details about the new program, which could be moot if Pennsylvania upholds the revocation of its licenses later this year.

At Philadelphia’s Art Museum, cancer survivors find peace through yoga

Among the thousands of breast cancer survivors and their supporters was a physician celebrating her recovery and honoring her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

Charges dismissed against former Glen Mills counselor; another awaits trial

The district court judge disagreed with prosecutors that video shows Patrick Raquet, 35, assaulting a student from Philadelphia.

Amid abuse probe, Glen Mills Schools appeals license revocation by state DHS

Leaders at the oldest U.S. reform school deny abusing children and argue that too many inspectors have toured the Delaware County campus for a cover-up to have taken place.

Glen Mills Schools, state officials sued by national legal center over abuse, failing to educate

The Juvenile Law Center and other organizations accuse Glen Mills of not only abusing children, but also of denying them a proper education.

Pennsylvania closes the Glen Mills Schools amid child-abuse investigation

The Department of Human Services said it is revoking the school’s license.

Glen Mills Schools appeals Pennsylvania’s emergency removal order over abuse allegations

The Delaware County school for court-ordered boys denied that it abused boys and kept them quiet with threats.

Glen Mills laying off 250 after students are removed because of abuse probe

Enrollment has dwindled at the nation's oldest reform school in the aftermath of an Inquirer investigation.

Glen Mills hit with federal lawsuit by former students alleging abuse

The class-action suit seeks unspecified damages for students who say they were beaten by their counselors at the Delaware County campus.

State orders ‘emergency removal’ of remaining boys at Glen Mills Schools after abuse revelations

Pennsylvania Department of Human services ordered the removal of 64 boys remaining at Glen Mills Schools, following an Inquirer investigation into abuse and cover-ups at the reform school.