Education

Construction at the newly-combined Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School.
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Mike DeNardo
October 02, 2019 - 6:40 pm
The school district says Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School will stay closed for the rest of the week for asbestos testing and removal.
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People stop to record images of Widener Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
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AP News
October 01, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit that reignited a national debate over affirmative action.
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The Ben Franklin HS and Science Leadership Academy campus on North Broad is closed because of asbestos.
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Tim Jimenez
October 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
The building at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets that houses both Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadershp Academy is shut down Tuesday because of asbestos in the building. The schools are expected to be closed at least through Wednesday.
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Mike DeNardo
September 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
Educators from around the globe are gathering in Philadelphia this week to talk about how art is taught to students with disabilities.
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Puffed rice treats
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Kristen Johanson
September 27, 2019 - 12:31 pm
More than a dozen West Oak Lane Charter School students were treated by medics after they ate desserts reportedly laced with marijuana. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
September 24, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Cheyney University — the nation's oldest historically black institution of higher learning — is gearing up for a fight this November to keep its accreditation. And now it's also fighting a federal lawsuit, with a disgruntled employee alleging misue of scholarship funds.
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Doha Ibrahim and Imere Williams, the school board's new non-voting members.
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Mike DeNardo
September 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Two high school seniors have taken their positions as non-voting members on the Philadelphia school board.
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Workers have been building a new home for SLA inside the Ben Franklin High building.
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Mike DeNardo
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Construction crews have halted their work to combine two Philadelphia high schools after students reported health problems.
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CCP President Dr. Donald "Guy" Generals and the college's new mascot, Roary.
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Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2019 - 5:21 pm
A year and a half after retiring a mascot that many students found offensive, Community College of Philadelphia has unveiled its new mascot.
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U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle
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Justin Udo
September 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle wants to expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for religious clerics because many of them, he said, are already public servants who work with the poorest communities and people who need the most help. Read more here about student debt.
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