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.

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.

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.

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.

Philly students again rally against climate change, this time without penalties for missing class

The demonstrators shouted chants of “We believe Bill Nye, climate change is not a lie” and “Stand up, fight back" outside City Hall.

Philly students again rally against climate change, this time without penalties for missing class

The demonstrators shouted chants of “We believe Bill Nye, climate change is not a lie” and “Stand up, fight back" outside City Hall.
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'We've effectively created a segregated school system': Pa.'s urban districts say state funding, charter laws crippling them

Norristown was one of more than a dozen urban school districts across the state — including Upper Darby and Pottstown — that held news conferences Thursday to draw attention to funding disparities facing districts that are also burdened with increasing costs for charters each year.

Stockton University just got its largest gift ever

Stockton University will receive the $8 million donation from telecommunications and broadcast pioneer John F. Scarpa, a South Jersey native. Two campus buildings will be named for him.

Slain by twin brother, Philly high school football star is mourned by Mastery Charter

Suhail Gillard, 18, was remembered by his classmates, teammates, coaches, and principal. Twin brother Fayaadh, charged with murder, was among those at a vigil in Penn's Landing.

New Jersey lawmakers considering bills to end 'lunch shaming’ and change unpaid fee policy for schools

New Jersey lawmakers are tackling a sticky issue that has cropped up around the country: how should public school districts handle mounting unpaid lunch fees. A series of bills introduced recently would ban so-called "lunch shaming" and force districts to accept donations to help wipe out the debt.

Judge denies petition to convert Chester Upland schools to charters, says charter expansion may be an option

Expanding charter schools could still be part of a financial recovery plan for the fiscally distressed school district, which has been in receivership for seven years.

In cost-cutting, FedLoan student loan call center in Chester closing next year

Chester call center will close in 2020, and Lower Allen Township will shut by the end of this year.

Why Mayor Kenney could threaten to pull a water bill discount for Philly’s ‘eds and meds’

The mayor is taking a surprisingly aggressive stance in getting the likes of Penn and Temple to follow a city wage law for 1,400 security guards.

New Jersey legislator introduces bill that would require students to learn cursive

The reintroduction comes as more students use keyboards and screens to learn information and take notes.

Philly’s new school police chief pledges less law-and-order, more mentoring of students

Kevin Bethel, the district's new special adviser for school safety, says Philadelphia school police officers will be given tools to understand adolescent development, trauma, and de-escalation. They will also focus on having positive interactions with students.

Pa. travel restrictions in place due to expected snow; Central Bucks schools will be closed

The speed limit will be lowered to 45 mph and some vehicles will be banned from roads.

Penn State is pushing for more diversity among STEM scholars

Penn State has one of few programs nationally to cultivate more females and students of color for doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering and math.

How Abington School District is still feeling the fallout from its $25 million controversy

One new board member said of the donation: “It really felt like Abington was serving as a trial balloon for privatizing public education.” But the outgoing school board vice president said critics assailed the gift "because they didn’t like the politics of the donor." She lost her reelection bid.

High costs and empty dorm rooms make Pa.’s public colleges look like the Rust Belt of higher education

Lack of financial support from Pa. helps make its state-supported schools among the nation’s priciest and helps explain why student debt here is also near the top nationally.

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