Nov. 12, 2013 9:30 am
Those behind the site, including education nonprofit Philadelphia Schools Partnership, say it's an effort to streamline a complicated admissions process, but others say it feels like a move toward less school choice for families.
Nov. 4, 2013 9:00 am
Three hundred laptops will go to eight schools and 200 desktops will go to 27 recreation centers.
Oct. 31, 2013 10:30 am
The course recently completed and though still processing its impact, course instructor Dr. Darin Kapanjie, managing director of Fox Online and Digital Learning, said he was struck the similarities between the free distance learning class and other students.
Oct. 23, 2013 10:30 am
Nutter launched the campaign in early September to raise money for supplies for city schools with a goal of $500,000 by Oct. 15. Last-minute funds came through after Oct. 15, which pushed the campaign past its goal.
Oct. 18, 2013 10:11 am
Drexel University Online will no longer be a for-profit venture, Drexel University said this week, as it announced its hiring of Susan Aldridge as its first Senior Vice President of Online Learning. Aldridge will also serve as the president of Drexel University Online.
Oct. 16, 2013 12:30 pm
The String Theory School, which operates two middle schools in addition to this new high school, places emphasis on content creation, not fact regurgitation. The school has also taken a page out of the “university” handbook by having students select a major in addition to their daily classes.
Oct. 11, 2013 12:30 pm
The complaints range from "overcrowded classrooms, closed libraries, limited access to nurses [to a] lack of counselors," according to a Daily News report.
Sep. 24, 2013 9:30 am
This year, SEED is offering two kinds of grants, one for entrepreneurs and one for teachers. Both winners will get to attend Penn's Fels Institute of Government class, Social Innovations Lab, for free.
Sep. 18, 2013 12:30 pm
An unexpected partnership with Temple medical students allowed the students to learn how to use stethoscopes and reflex hammers, to build gardens in soda bottles and to study soundwaves through homemade rubber band guitars. It's an example of one way that underfunded Philadelphia schools are trying to do more with less, in light of a $304 million budget shortfall.