Former Temple University president Peter Liacouras died Thursday at the age of 85.
This will be the fifth year of the scholarship. The goal this year is to distribute $6 million, which would bring its total over the years to $17 million.
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Up to 500 immigrant students under the programs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protective Status (TPS), will be able to apply to the privately funded program.
A group of over 200 people from across the state traveled to Harrisburg to push for more funding for public schools in Pennsylvania.
On May 14, Muniz will receive his undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Alongside fellow student Sade Oba, Muniz won the 2016 President's Innovation Prize, awarded by the institution.
Over the weekend, Farah Jimenez — a Philadelphia School Reform Commission member and former head of the People’s Emergency Center — was named president and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund.
“Siempre he dicho que soy el presidente. En declaraciones públicas...con mis compañeros comisionados, etc. Me parece que hoy sigo siéndolo porque en cuestiones legales, el gobernador no tenía el poder de sustituirme”, dijo Bill Green en conferencia de prensa.
Bill Green announced earlier today that he is suing Governor Tom Wolf in an effort to get back his post as Chairman of the School Reform Commission.
Philadelphia and the School District recently released a report detailing recent inspections of school boilers at various schools around the city.
The Federal Communication Commission is expected to issue a decision on modernizing the Lifeline program.
Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.
Este jueves se llevó a cabo una reunión comunitaria en las instalaciones de la escuela Luis Muñoz Marín con más de 200 padres, estudiantes y profesores que se reunieron para oponerse a la nueva propuesta “Turnaround” del Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia (SDP).
A community rally was held on Thursday at Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School with more than 200 parents, students and teachers who gathered to oppose the newly proposed “turnaround” plan by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).
Earlier in the week, SDP announced the $23.7 million plan to improve 15 underperforming schools, among them Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School, slated to start at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
The heads of five different regional universities sat down at AL DÍA’s Roundtable recently to discuss the state of higher education at a local and national level.
The Community College of Philadelphia prepares for the second annual Latino Day this Saturday.
Los líderes de cinco distintas universidades de la región de Filadelfia visitaron la mesa redonda de AL DÍA para discutir temas variados sobre el estado de la educación superior a nivel local y nacional. Entre ellos, Neil Theobald, presidente de Temple University; Donald Taylor, presidente de Cabrini College; Donald Generals, presidente de Community College of Philadelphia (CCP); Jerry Parker, presidente de Delaware County Community College, y el padre Peter Donohue, presidente de Villanova University.
La elegida ha sido Maria Archangelo, nativa de la ciudad de Filadelfia y quien también ejercerá de editora.
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) lanza el programa Pathways to the Professoriate dirigido a 90 estudiantes que quieran participar en programas de doctorado.
El Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia recibirá $518 millones, de los cuales $456 serán dirigidos a educación básica y $62 millones al subsidio “Ready to Learn”.
Hosted by the US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, The Council of HBCU Engineering Deans, and Lockheed Martin Corporation, the 30th annual BEYA STEM Conference will take place next month at the Philadelphia Marriott from Feb. 18-20.
El número de graduados en instituciones de cuatro años en Estados Unidos ha aumentado 2,3 puntos en las última década (entre 2003 y 2013).
“We Philadelphians deserve to govern our own schools. In my opinion and based on my experience – it is time to end the SRC. It’s time for it to go,” said Mayor Michael Nutter.
El superintendente de Filadelfia William Hite declaró que "de no aprobarse el presupuesto estatal a finales de este año, las escuelas de Filadelfia no podrán mantenerse abiertas, aun recibiendo un préstamo temporal".
Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite said that “if there was no Pennsylvania budget by the end of the calendar year, he could not keep schools open even with the temporary borrowing.”
As negotiations continue in Harrisburg in hopes of solving the state’s budget, and in light of the falling state standardized test scores, State Senator Vincent Hughes said there should be no state budget without restoring the proper funds for school districts.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Maryland Correctional Institute–Jessup to unveil this pilot program.