Education

Young person using a vaping device.
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Tim Jimenez
October 30, 2019 - 8:33 am
The Quakertown Community School District plans to sue e-cigarette manufacturers. Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner says vaping is a growing problem, and students are at risk.
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College graduation
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Mark Abrams
October 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
It's college application time for high school seniors, and Pennsylvania's human services secretary is reaching out to those who have been in the foster care system with an opportunity to go to school for free.
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Protesters demand district abate asbestos at school
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Mark Abrams
October 28, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Parents, teachers and city officials are demanding action after asbestos was discovered in yet another Philadelphia school. Read more here.
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Lights On Afterschool
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Paul Kurtz
October 25, 2019 - 6:04 pm
A nationwide event that draws attention to after-school programs is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with thousands of activities, and hundreds of Philadelphia students took part. Read more here.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens to President Donald Trump during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students.
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Jim Melwert
October 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
The Lower Merion School Board will meet to discuss potentially pushing school start times back. About 20 school districts are having the same conversation, and a handful have already made the change. Read more here.
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 2:48 pm
A white Pennsylvania teacher who was captured on video calling a black parent a racist slur following a fender bender has resigned. Read more here.
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Students visit Panama as part of Villanova Engineering Service Learning Center trip.
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Kim Glovas
October 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Many college students are wrapping up fall break, but some from Villanova University's engineering department are returning from international trips where their sights were set on helping others.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John McDevitt
October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minority law student groups at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the dismissal of a professor who they say is offensive. The students claim professor Amy Wax has been delivering remarks that are racist, bigoted and homophobic over the years.
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Jennifer Yen, special education teacher at Alexander Graham Bell School, joins the rally as Chicago Public Schools teachers picket, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines in defense of their union's "social justice" agenda after failing to reach a contract deal in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students.
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