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Pennsylvania Colleges Clean Up in U.S. News Rankings

Pennsylvania Colleges Clean Up in U.S. News Rankings

Pennsylvania colleges and universities earned a number of the top spots.
New Report Reveals Dismal Conditions Within Philadelphia Schools

New Report Reveals Dismal Conditions Within Philadelphia Schools

The report, released by State Sen. Vincent Hughes, cites numerous examples of an underfunded school system.
Philadelphia Schools Out Early Due to Heat

Philadelphia Schools Out Early Due to Heat

Philadelphia Schools were dismissed at 12:15 p.m.
Public Education Forum to Feature Candidates for State Representative

Public Education Forum to Feature Candidates for State Representative

Representative Pam DeLissio and candidate Dave Henderson have both confirmed that they will attend the public forum Thursday at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School.
Cook-Wissahickon to Receive Award from Schuylkill Action Network

Cook-Wissahickon to Receive Award from Schuylkill Action Network

Students at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School designed and installed a meadow on their campus, which collects stormwater from the school's building
Ruling Says College Athletes Can Form Unions

Ruling Says College Athletes Can Form Unions

Will college sports turn pro? Critics say ruling could "completely throw away" college athletic system.
Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Following the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook in 2012, high school students in Newtown, Conn., will now receive mental health screenings.
All Philadelphia District, Archdiocese Schools Closed Monday

All Philadelphia District, Archdiocese Schools Closed Monday

A major winter storm is expected Sunday night into Monday.
Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

The Princeton Review has selected the 150 colleges it says are the best value for students.
Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Downingtown Area School District’s video is a take on Billy Joel’s “Allentown.”
MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

Students from around the region enjoyed academic success.
Philly Schools Closed Wednesday

Philly Schools Closed Wednesday

Mayor Nutter has closed all city public and Catholic schools on Wednesday.
Philadelphia School District to Dismiss Early Tuesday

Philadelphia School District to Dismiss Early Tuesday

Schools in Philadelphia will close early on Tuesday due to inclement weather.
Philadelphia Announces No School Closures for 2014

Philadelphia Announces No School Closures for 2014

The Philadelphia Superintendent recommends no new school closings for 2014.
Green Woods Charter Opens New $13M Facility

Green Woods Charter Opens New $13M Facility

The brand new $13 million, 60,000 square feet facility opened in Roxborough on Monday.
Friday School Closures in Roxborough and Manayunk

Friday School Closures in Roxborough and Manayunk

See if your school has closed due to weather.
Which Local College President is Best Compensated?

Which Local College President is Best Compensated?

The Chronicle of Higher Education released its annual study on compensations for presidents at private colleges.
Anges Irwin Names New Head of School

Anges Irwin Names New Head of School

Wendy Hill will assume her leadership post in July 2014.