January 4 — 8:09 am, 2017

Notes from the news – Jan. 4

The latest headlines in Philly education

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Philadelphia Pre-K Expansion Starts Today. CBS Philly

Philadelphia, once a pioneer in bilingual education, now lags. Notebook

Bill Green and Helen Gym discuss the SRC on ‘Radio Times’. Notebook

Greener Partners’ Farm Explorer truck brings the farm to Philadelphia region schools. The Times Herald

Governor calls for free tuition at New York public colleges. The Philadelphia Tribune

Dr. Ruth Neild to Join Research for Action. RFA

Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students. The Hechinger Report

Opinion: As more Americans retire, we must educate a new generation of leaders by making higher ed affordable. The Hechinger Report

Stories from across the state

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