October 26, 2015 |
Returning to Temple University's Tyler School of Art to see Pépon Osorio's project reForm a second time - my first visit was to the press preview in August - I was struck by the absence of signage or of any printed material in the college's front lobby that might alert visitors to the fact that one of America's most admired installation artists has an exhibition there. I recalled that reForm was in a basement classroom some distance from the reception desk and not in the college's ground-floor gallery, Temple Contemporary - which commissioned it - but I wondered how other visitors might find their way to that classroom.
January 19, 2008 |
An early-morning fire yesterday - ruled an arson - damaged a kindergarten classroom at a Jewish center that houses a synagogue, school and community center in the West Mount Airy section of the city, officials said. The Germantown Jewish Center in the 400 block of Ellet Street was unoccupied when the fire started around 7:30 a.m. in a first-floor kindergarten classroom, Fire Department officials said. Firefighters had the blaze under control about a half-hour later and kept it from spreading beyond the classroom, officials said.
September 8, 2003 |
In Trudy Hanrahan's world, libraries double as chicken farms and octopus and lobster live in harmony. It's a welcomed insanity that Hanrahan transfers onto the four walls of her classroom, where entire worlds collide and make true the notion that an imagination can take you anywhere. "I love this stuff," said Hanrahan, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Washington Township, Gloucester County. Hanrahan is among a breed of teachers who turn the sterile classroom into a cacophony of colors and characters that encourages young minds to think.
June 15, 1999 |
Karen Barbagello was a second-grade teacher when she was asked 11 years ago to consider working with children with special needs. She answered "Yes," and is still following what she says is a special calling. "I felt like when I got that phone call, even before I hung up, I knew I was leaving regular education," Barbagello said. "I've never regretted my decision. " Barbagello is a primary teacher at St. Katherine Day School, a Philadelphia Archdiocese school for children ages 4 to 21 with mental retardation.
September 29, 1994 |
When many people think of their first loves, they smile at the distant memory and then go about their daily lives. But Cedarbrook Middle School Principal Joseph K. Cifelli embraces his first love every day. Between 9 and 9:45 every morning, instead of attending meetings, disciplining students and pushing papers, Cifelli is in a classroom, teaching a life-science course for 30 seventh graders. "The interaction with the kids, watching them grow and develop and seeing them learn something that I love, is an overwhelmingly rewarding thing to do," he said while seated at a round table filed with science magazine articles.
June 24, 2008 |
Without context, the security camera footage is a snoozer, a second-by-second account of life in an elementary school's corridors. On one length of tape, backpack-laden students and teachers just arriving for school are on the way to homeroom. On another, students are headed to the library around lunchtime. But to Warminster Det. David Bonacquisti, the tape is solid evidence that Susan Romanyszyn is not only a liar, but the person behind nine days of terrorizing notes left throughout Longstreth Elementary School last year.
December 14, 1997 |
The township's school district, which already has one computer for every five students, will be lowering that ratio a little more. Starting next fall, West Deptford schools will receive almost $130,000 - $40 per child - for the next five years from the state Department of Education's Distance Learning Funding Project to buy computers. The 3,000-student district plans to buy 200 new computers, assuring that every classroom in its five schools, as well as each office in its administration building, has one. West Deptford already has 600 computers in various school laboratories and school libraries.
September 3, 1995 |
For 27 sixth graders here, the first day of school Wednesday will be a school first. In contrast to a class that separates special-education students from others, this new class at the Herma S. Simmons Elementary School will bring sixth graders of all abilities in front of one chalkboard. "You and I don't go shopping at the regular-education Acme instead of the special-education Acme," said school principal Jay Dugan. "So in reality, why do we separate when that's not what happens in life?"
June 17, 1993 |
Ruth Carver envisions a classroom without walls. An educational environment where students are linked to the world outside, and to schools hundreds of miles away, by high-tech computer networks. A classroom of the future. For Carver, that future may be coming soon. Last week, the Flourtown mathematics teacher was one of three Pennsylvania teachers chosen by Gov. Casey to take part in an experimental project established this year by American Telephone & Telegraph Corp.
May 13, 1999 |
Marvin Sewell ran from his academic responsibilities for two years. Then he decided he just wanted to run. "I thought I was the man and I didn't have to do nothing. It was all fun and games," said Sewell, a Pennsauken senior. "I wanted to run track, and that led to a push in school. " The push in the classroom is nearly as impressive as his fluid strides and impressive speed, which carried him to the 800-meter title April 30 at the South Jersey Track and Field Carnival.