Education

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Top-Performing Public High Schools Methodolgy

To come up with a ranking of the top-performing city and suburban public high schools in the eight-county Philadelphia region, we first collected the latest […]

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Can a Radical New High School Disrupt Education in Philadelphia?

Gina Moore draws a sip of grapefruit-tequila cocktail, a small black notebook cradled in her lap. A financial professional and mother of two in her […]

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19 Philly-Area Schools Rethinking Education in Big Ways and Small

Open Connections Where home and school amplify each other Location: Newtown Square | Ages: 2 to 18 | Enrollment: 130 | Price: Starts at $4,000 […]

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Helen Gym on Championing Philly Public Schools and What’s Next

The Rundown Age: 50 CV, abridged: Philly’s first Asian-American City Councilwoman (2016-present); Cesar Chavez Champion of Change (2014); national vice chair of Local Progress (2017-present); […]

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Philadelphia Private Schools: Are They the Right Choice for Your Child?

John Nagl is sitting comfortably on the back porch of his house across the street from the Haverford School campus on a sticky summer day. […]

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OPINION: The One Big Thing Missing From Allan Domb’s Plan to Grow the City

As we’ve unfortunately learned, some business leaders may not be the most effective political leaders. But Allan Domb doesn’t fall into that category. Since taking […]

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Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]

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Pa. Senator Draws Ire for Comment on “Inner City” Students

A Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair has drawn criticism from some Democrats after he claimed students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” […]

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Casey Grills Trump’s Education Pick on Sexual Assault Allegation Procedures

Prompted by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey yesterday, Betsy DeVos, the woman who will likely head the U.S. Department of Education under president-elect Donald Trump, said she […]

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ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Jeff Yass on School Vouchers

Jeff Yass is a stock trader in the Philadelphia suburbs. He is a board member of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He has […]

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Students Don’t Know How to Handle the State University Faculty Strike

https://twitter.com/afamiglietti/status/788736925536493568 More than 5,000 faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities went on strike this morning in a move that affects more than 100,000 students, […]

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Q&A: Anne Holton, Clinton Ally, on Education

Last Thursday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine stopped at Spring Garden Elementary School to stump for votes and brandish his education credentials. He was […]

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Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania Universities Vote to Authorize a Strike

Faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities could soon go on strike.

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In Defense of Trigger Warnings

Last week, the University of Chicago made national headlines when the school announced to incoming freshman that it does not support trigger warnings. (You can […]

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Philadelphia School District: We’ve Filled 99 Percent of Teacher Vacancies

Philadelphia School District superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced Wednesday that the school district is on track to have all teacher vacancies filled by the […]