DeMedici II will buy former GlaxoSmithKline building for new String Theory School [Philadelphia Inquirer] “…a nonprofit associated with the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School has agreed to buy the curving, eight-story building for $29 million for the String Theory High School for the Arts and Sciences. It will be the first charter high school in the city focused on the performing arts. […] [String Theory Schools spokeswoman Mary] D’Anella said plans call for making upgrades of between $10 million and $12 million to the 225,000-square-foot building to create a theater, performing arts studios, science labs, TV and motion-capture studios, and an automotive engineering lab.”
In Philadelphia, tackling education with technology [ZDNet] ZDNet recaps education unconference and hackathon TechCamp Philadelphia. Read our coverage here.
America’s First Virtual Library Opens at Suburban Station [Philadelphia Daily News] “Sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia, SEPTA and Dunkin Donuts, the month long “Enrich Your Ride with Reading” project is billed as “the first Virtual Library in the U.S”. (there’s also one in Budapest) and coincides with National Library Month. To lure you in, all advertising signage on the Suburban Station train platforms is now touting these free offerings – actually a small sample of the 80,000 e-books, 8,000 audio books and thousand plus podcasts available to card holders at freelibrary.org.”
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