After complaints, Upper Darby revises new sports attendance policy to let public come to games

People not on pre-approved lists submitted by Upper Darby or its visiting teams will be able to attend winter sports games if they are approved by district personnel at the door, according to a new statement from the school district.

Upper Darby restricts access to sporting events after altercation at basketball game

Upper Darby and visiting teams will have to submit names of friends and family members in advance if they wish to attend games.

Upper Darby restricts access to sporting events after altercation at basketball game

Upper Darby and visiting teams will have to submit names of friends and family members in advance if they wish to attend games.

Philly elementary school to remain closed for asbestos cleanup

The announcement about the Oxford Circle school came a day after officials said another asbestos-tainted school, McClure Elementary, would stay closed until at least Jan. 13. The schools serve roughly 1,600 students, who will have no classes until the buildings are deemed safe.

Philly elementary school to remain closed for asbestos cleanup

The announcement about the Oxford Circle school came a day after officials said another asbestos-tainted school, McClure Elementary, would stay closed until at least Jan. 13. The schools serve roughly 1,600 students, who will have no classes until the buildings are deemed safe.

A Bucks teacher used his iPad to shoot upskirt photos of students, DA says

Francis Reppert Jr. spent his workdays as a math teacher at Palisades High School in a Bucks County school district about an hour north of Philadelphia. But he was using his classroom for more than teaching, according to the district attorney.

A Bucks teacher used his iPad to shoot upskirt photos of students, DA says

Francis Reppert Jr. spent his workdays as a math teacher at Palisades High School in a Bucks County school district about an hour north of Philadelphia. But he was using his classroom for more than teaching, according to the district attorney.
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Two Philly elementary schools to remain closed because of asbestos damage

McClure and Carnell elementaries, closed Dec. 20, will not reopen Thursday or Friday.

At a Philly public school, blind children finally have a fantastic place to play

“When it opened, they just ran. This just takes away barriers of exclusion. It’s inclusive, and that’s so great.”

A newly minted Ph.D. credits her West Philly mother for her success

When Debonair Oates-Primus crossed a stage on Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s campus this month, earning her Ph.D. and delivering a graduation speech to thunderous applause, it felt wonderful. But the people who knew her best were not surprised.

Berta Schwartz, 71, of Cheltenham, retired teacher, killed in bus crash in Israel

A retired teacher at the Perelman Jewish Day School in Melrose Park, she died Sunday, Dec. 22, when a bus on which she and her husband were riding crashed into a bus stop on its way from Jerusalem to Haifa.

As concern over student debt mounts, Haverford College touts debt relief effort for some graduates

Students who had loans as part of their financial aid package and are going into careers that serve the public good but are not high paying can get aid for up to three years under the program.

Philly high school is fighting against new charter school that would be ‘in direct competition with us’

"The reality is that the schools sort and select who they want and send the students with the highest needs to underfunded neighborhood schools like KHSA,” Jenifer Felix, a Kensington Health Sciences teacher, said.

A ‘new wave’ of activism on campus: Students are aggressively seeking their demands

College students have been protesting the world's injustices for decades. Sit-ins, shut-downs and other aggressive tactics were always part of their approach. But now, such tactics appear to be happening more often as a "new wave" of activism hits campus.

Bernard Brachya Cohen, 93, psychologist, professor, writer, dies

After a career as a psychologist and professor, Bernard Cohen became a novelist in his 80s.

Asbestos closes two more Philly schools, the 5th and 6th so far this year

“The toxic conditions at our school, though repeatedly ignored by the school district, are no mystery to those of us who endure them each day,” a group of Philadelphia teachers wrote.

Ex-Penn Charter tennis coach arrested for alleged sex offenses involving teen

Christopher Spencer was arrested and charged with attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault, institutional sexual assault, and related offenses.

New Jersey’s Teacher of the Year encourages her students at Haddonfield High to ‘learn to live’

Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, of Voorhees, was selected from a field of seven county finalists, the first Camden County teacher to receive the honor since it was established in 1969. ”If you want to give back to your community, you become a teacher,” Hughes said. I wanted to help people.”

Single moms in college have ‘a lot to juggle’ and a new report says they need more help

More than one in five undergraduates are parents, many of them single moms, and colleges and policy makers have to figure out how best to support their educational journeys.

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