education

See 3D art at the Franklin Institute’s new ‘Your Brain’ exhibit creative

Jun. 5, 2014 9:15 am

See 3D art at the Franklin Institute’s new ‘Your Brain’ exhibit

You can see the art installation in person at the exhibit's grand opening on June 14 and also at events and festivals around the city this summer.
Drexel prof built physics ed app through the Philadelphia Museum of Art access

Apr. 30, 2014 7:30 am

Drexel prof built physics ed app through the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“In a city like Philadelphia, you can learn about science anywhere," said Mary Jo Grdina, a professor at Drexel's School of Education.
City of Philadelphia launches online adult literacy courses access

Mar. 24, 2014 8:30 am

City of Philadelphia launches online adult literacy courses

In Philadelphia, about 67 percent of adults seeking literacy courses in 2014 read at a 4th-8th grade level, according to data from the Commission, the government organization that oversees the city's adult literacy efforts. The courses are geared toward learners at that level.
Temple launches country’s first online learning program for dentistry access

Mar. 4, 2014 9:30 am

Temple launches country’s first online learning program for dentistry

The website is designed to facilitate the exchange of informations: anyone on the website can access and share anonymous patient cases. This allows more students to learn from a specific patient case than would be possible in a traditional clinic setting.
Don’t take Harvard’s Intro to Comp. Sci. course alone. Join this group. access

Feb. 3, 2014 9:30 am

Don’t take Harvard’s Intro to Comp. Sci. course alone. Join this group.

Neil Trenk, who organizes the meetup, said he started the group to create a campus feel for people taking massive open online courses.
State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education access

Dec. 23, 2013 12:30 pm

State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education

The question is whether this inevitable and exciting step toward wider access will disrupt higher education in unforeseen ways.
Workshop School: tour this University City project based STEM high school access

Dec. 10, 2013 12:30 pm

Workshop School: tour this University City project based STEM high school

In its first year as fully-fledged public high program, the Workshop School has 92 students in the University City building that last year held the West Philly High School automotive program. With better resources and its new project-based learning structure, is the Workshop a model or an aberration?
How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years access

Dec. 2, 2013 12:30 pm

How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

After years of dismal scores on college-placement AP exams, Northeast High changed its programming, added edtech software, tablets and set new goals. What followed was new buy in from teachers, parents and students and much better scores.
New site aims to change how students apply to high-schools access

Nov. 12, 2013 9:30 am

New site aims to change how students apply to high-schools

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.