Why a crew of Philly educators are taking their kids down to the river. Philadelphia Weekly
Drexel hosts STEM camp for middle-schoolers, thanks to Peco grant. Business Journal
Gov. Tom Corbett on defense over school spending. Morning Call
The School District is planning a series of meetings and discussions about its new school redesign initiative, which was announced last week.
Two informational sessions will be held, one tomorrow evening and the second on Aug. 12. Those who participate will be able to learn more about the application process and the specifics of the initiative itself.
Through the initiative, the District is calling on teams of educators, parents, community groups, and other outside organizations to propose their own school turnaround plans. Ten winning design teams will be chosen in October and will receive grants of $30,000 to support planning costs.
Their community mainstay may be shuttered, but locals want to ensure that it doesn't become an eyesore.
So more than 30 members of the "Legends of Germantown" Facebook group helped spruce up the land surrounding Germantown High School on Sunday afternoon.
What began with sweeping and weeding the walkways turned into a more concerted raking and trash-collecting effort to prepare the larger expanses of grass for mowing.
Pa. House to amend cigarette-tax bill. Daily News
Nervous test-takers, fear not. Temple University announced Tuesday it will join the growing list of colleges ditching the SAT as an entrance requirement.
The university calls it the "Temple Option," describing it as "an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests."