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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.
600 School District complaints filed: use this website to submit yours civic

Oct. 11, 2013 12:30 pm

600 School District complaints filed: use this website to submit yours

The complaints range from "overcrowded classrooms, closed libraries, limited access to nurses [to a] lack of counselors," according to a Daily News report.
Teachers and education entrepreneurs, apply to pitch for a SEED grant by Sunday civic

Sep. 24, 2013 9:30 am

Teachers and education entrepreneurs, apply to pitch for a SEED grant by Sunday

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.
With budget cuts, Temple med students taught science at N. Philly school access

Sep. 18, 2013 12:30 pm

With budget cuts, Temple med students taught science at N. Philly school

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.
FMC Corporation donates 125 science kits to School District teachers access

Sep. 13, 2013 11:00 am

FMC Corporation donates 125 science kits to School District teachers

The Center City chemical company held a company-wide science supply drive this summer to collect materials for the kits.
What should be in a startup operating agreement?: Founders’ Club access

Sep. 13, 2013 10:30 am

What should be in a startup operating agreement?: Founders’ Club

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.
Drexel merges programs to create College of Computing and Informatics access

Sep. 10, 2013 9:30 am

Drexel merges programs to create College of Computing and Informatics

The creation of the school is the latest in a number of efforts on Drexel's part to emphasize technology and entrepreneurship.