Philadelphia Historical Commission sides with Boys’ Latin school over fate of church building

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So is history," said Eric Dobson, a board member for Boys' Latin Charter School, which said historic designation would prevent the charter from renovating the church into gym space for its students.

Philadelphia Historical Commission sides with Boys’ Latin school over fate of church building

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So is history," said Eric Dobson, a board member for Boys' Latin Charter School, which said historic designation would prevent the charter from renovating the church into gym space for its students.

Pa. AG settles with Temple over phony MBA data, falsified student scores by Fox Business School

The settlement calls for $250,000 in student scholarships over the next 10 years and university training programs.

Pa. AG settles with Temple over phony MBA data, falsified student scores by Fox Business School

The settlement calls for $250,000 in student scholarships over the next 10 years and university training programs.
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Philly DA drops charges against twin, saying the fatal shooting of his brother was a tragic accident

The DA's Office dropped all charges against Fayaadh Gillard in the Dec. 1 shooting death of his twin brother, Suhail. DA Krasner said he believes the twins' father, Aleem Gillard, "is responsible" for Suhail's death, but declined to say whether charges would be filed against him.

A Philly charter school bought this church building, and now it faces a preservation battle

"We were told this is about architecture," said Boys Latin CEO Noah Tennant. "Which to me just kind of reeked of privilege.”

Two South Jersey Catholic elementary schools are closing in June

The Diocese of Trenton has announced plans to close the Pope John Paul II Regional School in Willingboro and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Maple Shade, citing declining enrollment and fiscal problems.

Drexel wants to evict food trucks from part of Market Street

The bill will be voted on Thursday and was introduced by Jannie Blackwell, whose last Council meeting of her career is this week.

Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities will get raises under a new contract

New contract terms are approved for 5,000 Pennsylvania state university faculty; the new agreement, approved by the state system's governing board, covers faculty at all 14 universities.

Amid changing educational landscape, Camden’s eighth graders are weighing high school options

More than 500 students have been crisscrossing Camden to get a look at the traditional city public high schools, charter and Renaissance schools to help them decide where they will enroll as freshmen for the 2020-21 school year.

Student suicides have shaken Rowan University

A Rowan University student jumped from a parking garage the Friday after Thanksgiving, the third suicide this semester, and another student fell from another nearby parking garage last week. The Glassboro campus is reeling from the deaths and students are demanding more mental health services.

FTC reaches $191 million settlement with University of Phoenix in deceptive-ad probe

The University of Phoenix must pay the FTC $50 million, which will be used to compensate former students. It must also forgo collection of about $141 million in debts owed directly to the school by people who attended between 2012 and 2016.

This Philly school is teaching stressed-out kids how to find inner calm

"Can you imagine walking into your hardest class, taking a pop quiz in something you haven’t studied for, and feeling totally relaxed?" Edelstein said. "When we practice this kind of mindful breathing, it’s like vitamins for your brain."

With $40M in public and private money, a new building is rising for two West Philly schools

Powel Elementary and Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS) will rise at 37th and Filbert Streets in University City thanks to a complicated funding structure that brings in public and private money in a deal arranged by Drexel University.

With salaries capped at $30K, Philly’s classroom aides are demanding more

The group is behind a growing movement to draw attention to the plight of the Philadelphia School District's aides, bilingual counseling assistants and other low-wage classroom employees.

Police investigating death of Bloomsburg student who died in September

The body of Bloomsburg University freshman Justin P. King, 18, was found on a walking trail near campus in September. Police are still investigating his death.

N.J. agrees to provide more state aid to 13 districts; decision pending on Camden’s $43.9 million emergency request

The New Jersey Department of Education notified 13 school districts they will receive additional financial assistance totaling $15 million. Camden is still waiting for word on its request to close a budget gap.

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