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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

A stranger’s $50 tip and advice convinced this Philly bakery worker to return to college. Then she soared.

Anyssa El Manfaa didn’t like college much and quit. She went to work at a South Philly bakery where a tourist, after an intellectual conversation with her, offered her a generous tip and encouraged her to go back to school.

Black leaders ask: Is the Philadelphia School District ‘targeting’ minority-led charters?

Over the last five years, most Philadelphia charter schools that have closed or agreed to close if they don't meet district conditions have been minority-led. "There's a pattern of different treatment," one black charter leader said.

Free Library set to receive $3.5 million from city for 2020 and an accountability plan for its leaders

“The libraries have to be more of a priority, and they have to meet the needs of the communities that they serve,” said Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who supports the funding increase.

Navient appoints two new board members after battle with activist hedge fund Canyon Capital

Navient's tense shareholder meeting took place Thursday, June 6, at headquarters in Wilmington, Del.

Thanks to a school custodian, Ambler students are getting the homework help they need

"We all need a little bit of help. Some of our kids need confidence, that’s all it is. Some of them need a hug … some of them just haven’t figured it out.”

Interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain? Wharton has a new online course, for free

A new online package focuses on cryptocurrency, blockchain, crowdfunding and insurtech.

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