Wolf vetoes increase in tax credits for Pa. private-school scholarships

The bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai would have added $100 million to the program, nearly doubling it. Gov. Tom Wolf said the increase would cost too much and that the program lacks accountability.

$5.3 million in Pennsylvania student debt to be canceled as part of national lawsuit settlement

The settlement benefits former students of the now bankrupt-IIT Technical Institute, which was sued by a coalition of 44 states for “abusive lending practices.”

$5.3 million in Pennsylvania student debt to be canceled as part of national lawsuit settlement

The settlement benefits former students of the now bankrupt-IIT Technical Institute, which was sued by a coalition of 44 states for “abusive lending practices.”
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Inside Strawberry Mansion High School’s battle to fight perception and survive

Unlike any school in Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion High School has been fighting not just to survive but to reinvent itself, to somehow be an educational refuge in a neighborhood that logs more homicides than any other in the city.
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Inside Strawberry Mansion High School’s battle to fight perception and survive

Unlike any school in Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion High School has been fighting not just to survive but to reinvent itself, to somehow be an educational refuge in a neighborhood that logs more homicides than any other in the city.

Philly dad seen on 'Good Morning America' honored for community service

Charles Reyes was honored on national television last week and surprised by celebrities with a vacation for his family and a large donation to help feed hungry Philadelphians. Inspired by Reyes, Mayor Jim Kenney declared June 13 “Give Back, Make an Impact Day."

Philly dad seen on 'Good Morning America' honored for community service

Charles Reyes was honored on national television last week and surprised by celebrities with a vacation for his family and a large donation to help feed hungry Philadelphians. Inspired by Reyes, Mayor Jim Kenney declared June 13 “Give Back, Make an Impact Day."
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Entrepreneur gives young tech developers a jump start on careers at Jumpbutton Studio

You don't have to wait to jump-start your dreams. At least, that's what Nicodemus Madehdou, founder of local high-tech start-up Jumpbutton Studio, believes.

New Audubon Center resembles a bird in flight and aims to be a bigger regional attraction

With a new $13 million tech-savvy building, the center expects to more than double its annual visitors over the next five years, drawing more day visitors from Philadelphia.

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

The free college movement is back on the national stage as a rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.

Vietnam veteran who dropped out to join Army gets high school diploma 50 years later

George Schaefer, 67, of Pine Hill, who dropped out of Overbrook High in 1969, returns to finally pick up his diploma 50 years after his class graduated.

Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities release number of professors who have applied for phased retirement

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said 36 professors have opted for phased retirement under a program designed to save the cash-strapped system money, as enrollment declines. The deadline for applications was Wednesday.

Delaware Valley University maintains a close connection to its founder: His ashes are housed in the library

Delaware Valley University maintains close ties to its founder. His ashes are in an urn in the college library, which bears his name. It's unusual, but not unique: Temple University's founder is buried on the school's main campus.

Lew Klein, Philly TV pioneer and Temple icon behind ‘American Bandstand’ and Captain Noah, dies at 91

“Generations down the road will be — unaware or aware — affected because of the impact Lew Klein had on all of us,” said ESPN sports anchor Kevin Negandhi, a 1997 Temple graduate.

Parents fuming after their kindergartners are booted from South Philly elementary to make room for kids from wealthier school

Parents of incoming kindergartners at Nebinger Elementary charge that their kids are being booted from the school because nearby Meredith Elementary has more kindergartners than it has room for. Under the rules, Meredith students automatically earn a place at Nebinger, the next closest school.

Philly school board votes to close CHAD; rejects creation of new charter authority

The Charter High School for Architecture and Design will close by June 30, 2020, with the possibility of continuing the school under district management.

After 21 years of trying, Philly native earns GED from South Jersey community college

In 2015, Joyce Clements was diagnosed with dyslexia and at last had a clinical explanation for why she could barely write her name, recognize words, or decode written language.

Camden schools chief announces school slated to close will remain open thanks to $6 million in state aid

Camden School Superintendent Katrina McCombs delivered good news and bad news Wednesday: Veterans Memorial school, slated to close this year, will remain open thanks to a state bail-out. She is moving forward with plans to close or reconfigure other schools and eliminate about 55 positions.

Wharton School dean to leave for USC’s Marshall B-school in 2020

Garrett, who started his current role at Wharton in 2014, will be joining University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles as dean, effective July 1, 2020.

Charter High School for Architecture and Design agrees to close after next year

The school board is expected to vote Thursday on the agreement, which contemplates the district continuing to operate an architecture-focused school program.

Politics
Donald Trump Jr., 2 former FBI leaders testify on Capitol Hill

Nation & World
Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

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