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.
Sep. 13, 2013 11:00 am
The Center City chemical company held a company-wide science supply drive this summer to collect materials for the kits.
Sep. 13, 2013 10:30 am
The college entrepreneurship craze breeds a lot of quickly formulated startup ventures. Ask any business attorney and she might tell you something both obvious and often ignored: get it in writing.
Sep. 10, 2013 9:30 am
The creation of the school is the latest in a number of efforts on Drexel's part to emphasize technology and entrepreneurship.
Sep. 10, 2013 8:30 am
In response to safety concerns, SEPTA and the City of Philadelphia both launched route planning tools aimed at helping the roughly 9,000 students displaced by 24 school closures get to school .