Education

Josh Shapiro at Cheltenham High
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Jim Melwert
February 05, 2020 - 2:28 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sat down with a group of Cheltenham High School student equity ambassadors to talk about everything from mental health issues and school funding to gun violence and for-profit prisons. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
February 05, 2020 - 8:18 am
An Abington School Board member, who caused an uproar with controversial comments about police officers in schools last month, apologized at a meeting last night. Read more here.
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Stephanie and Janiyah Davis are applauded as they sit in the First Lady's box as President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol in Washington.
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Mike Dougherty
February 05, 2020 - 7:16 am
President Donald Trump invited several guests to Tuesday night's State of the Union address. During a portion of his speech about school choice, he singled out a Philadelphia mother and her daughter sitting in the congressional gallery, surprising the little girl with a scholarship. Read more here.
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Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy school building.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Philadelphia School District has set Feb. 18 as the day when students at Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will move back into their building after more than four months of asbestos and construction work. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 am
Another Philadelphia elementary school will be closed this week for asbestos testing. this time, it's historic Francis Hopkinson School in the city's Juniata neighborhood. Read more here.
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autism awareness
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Lynne Adkins
February 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Saint Joseph’s and Thomas Jefferson universities are joining forces to train physicians to become more sensitive to the needs of people with autism. Read more here.
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Overbrook Educational Center playground
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Charlotte Reese
February 02, 2020 - 1:56 pm
About one-third of students at West Philly’s Overbrook Educational Center are blind or visually impaired. So when Meredith Foote became the principal in 2014, she had one goal: create an inclusive playground for all students. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Five new lawsuits have been filed against Glen Mills Schools, alleging severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the since-shuttered reform school. Read the latest here.
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Kobe Bryant memorial at Lower Merion High School
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Shara Dae Howard
January 27, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Former and current Lower Merion High School students honored their hometown hero, Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Southern California along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Read more here.
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Students build a tower at the new STEAM Lab in North Philadelphia.
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Andrew Kramer
January 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm
It's not always easy making learning fun for students, but Philadelphia nonprofit Project HOME hopes to do just that through a new educational lab that opened in North Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read more here.
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