Education

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AP News
March 03, 2020 - 12:04 pm
A state judge has vacated an arbitrator's ruling that a New Jersey school district cannot fire a tenured middle school teacher accused of using a racial slur in class. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is contracting with the nonprofit Teach for America to help recruit teachers. But the decision wasn't a slam dunk. Read more here.
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achers at McClure Elementary School stand as the school board considers having them make up asbestos days over spring break.
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 1:33 pm
It looks like teachers at a Philadelphia school that was closed for asbestos clean-up will be keeping their spring break. The district wanted to make up lost instructional days over spring break, but the school board Thursday night rejected that plan. Read more here.
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School Board of Philadelphia denies two charter school applications
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 10:01 am
The School Board of Philadelphia has yet to approve a new charter school for the district. The board voted down two applications Thursday night, with neither one receiving a single "yes" vote. Read more here.
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Italy coronavirus
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KYW Staff
February 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Villanova University students who are currently studying abroad in Italy will be brought home amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the university announced. Read more here.
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PFT president Jerry Jordan (at far right) watches ballots counted at the Doubletree Hotel in Center City.
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Mike DeNardo
February 26, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Members of Philadelphia's teachers union have reelected their longtime president, Jerry Jordan, to a fourth term. He survived a challenge from the union's progressive wing. Read more here.
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Germantown Friends School student Joanna Lin
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Hadas Kuznits
February 26, 2020 - 1:46 pm
A high school student at Germantown Friends School launched an initiative this year to help people better understand some of the complicated issues regarding the menstrual cycle. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 7:40 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's overpaying charter schools for educating students with special needs. At the heart of the issue is the state's formula governing how charters get funding for special education. Read more here.
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Clara Barton Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress when it comes to addressing asbestos issues in school buildings. But staffers tell the school board they're still working on the best way to keep parents and the public in the loop. Read more here.
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Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and John Colaizzi, Regional Director of Specialty Pharmacy Operations for Walgreens, cut the ribbon on the Community Pharmacy on Federal Street in Camden.
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Mike Dougherty
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
After six years on the job, the chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden is stepping down. Phoebe Haddon will stay on the job until the summer to ensure a smooth transition. Read more here.
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