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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.
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.