education

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
February 11, 2020 - 5:33 pm
During his annual address to the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Jim Kenney hinted at a new effort to aid Community College of Philadelphia students. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy announces new initiatives to support youth mental health in Maple Shade on February 11, 2020.
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David Madden
February 11, 2020 - 4:06 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy visited Maple Shade High School to unveil a plan he hopes will put mental health concerns for young people on par with physical ones. Read more here.
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Sen. Bob Casey
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Kim Glovas
February 10, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is proposing a plan that would benefit all of “America’s children,” by providing health care at birth, affordable child care and more. Read the details here.
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School Progress Report improvements
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Mike DeNardo
February 10, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Philly schools celebrated a fourth straight year of modest progress on the School District of Philadelphia’s annual report card. Read the details here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Tony Romeo
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed an ambitious plan to prop up sagging enrollment in Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, and the funding source he wants to tap may end up being the biggest bone of contention. Read more here.
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A person cleaning up litter.
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Mark Abrams
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study finds litter is a costly problem that can't be solved solely by just cleaning up the mess. Read more here.
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Charter school advocates protest governor's budget proposal
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Mike DeNardo
February 06, 2020 - 1:11 pm
A few dozen charter school parents and advocates staged a protest outside the governor’s Philadelphia office, asserting their concerns that his budget proposal would allocate far less money for charter schools. Read more here.
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Northeastern University campus
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 11:22 am
As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Read more here.
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Protesters during Mike Pence's visit to St. Francis de Sales School.
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Justin Udo
February 05, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Vice President Mike Pence made a stop Wednesday in West Philadelphia to talk up the administration's support for funding tuition for private school students — what supporters call school choice. His visit brought out supporters and protesters. 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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