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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.
Comedian Kevin Hart donates 500 computers to City of Philadelphia access

Nov. 4, 2013 9:00 am

Comedian Kevin Hart donates 500 computers to City of Philadelphia

Three hundred laptops will go to eight schools and 200 desktops will go to 27 recreation centers.
Temple’s Fox School completes first free MOOC, uncertain to host again access

Oct. 31, 2013 10:30 am

Temple’s Fox School completes first free MOOC, uncertain to host again

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.
Mayor Nutter’s crowdfunding campaign for schools raises $531k civic

Oct. 23, 2013 10:30 am

Mayor Nutter’s crowdfunding campaign for schools raises $531k

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.
Drexel Online will no longer be a for-profit venture access

Oct. 18, 2013 10:11 am

Drexel Online will no longer be a for-profit venture

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.
String Theory School is “developing the next leaders of a creative society”: COO access

Oct. 16, 2013 12:30 pm

String Theory School is “developing the next leaders of a creative society”: COO

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.