Notes from the news, Aug. 8
by Wendy Harris on Aug 08 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Young Philadelphia family's choice reflects faith in its public school Inquirer
A family gives up a spot for their 6-year-old son at Independence Charter School, instead opting to send him to Stanton Elementary for the 2012-13 school year.
Neil D. Theobald is named Temple's new president Inquirer
A top administrator from Indiana University nabbed the position by a unanimous vote, ending a nearly 10-month national search for the university's next leader.
Senate Releases Critical Report of For-Profit Colleges Education Week via the Notebook
An 800-page report released by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions indicates that many for-profit colleges focus more on recruitment than instruction.
FBI probe leaves students, staff at Delaware Valley High School in limbo WHYY/NewsWorks
No word yet on whether the District will extend its contract with the East Falls-based disciplinary school due to an ongoing investigation, which involves DVHS owner David T. Shulick.
New Boundaries Drawn for Local Public Schools Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
Catchment boundaries have been set by the District for elementary students in Roxborough, Manayunk, Shawmont, and Wissahickon.
Scholarship opportunity available for Pennsylvania residents The Times Herald
The program is based on a point system and is open to students who are current residents of the state. The registration deadline is Aug. 31.
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