February 11, 2016
By N. Aaron Troodler Pennsylvania has long been a pioneer in school choice, providing tax-credit programs that enable tens of thousands of low- and middle-income families to place their children in the most appropriate educational settings. But the state's budget stalemate threw these crucial programs into a dangerous limbo. Ultimately, Gov. Wolf took the necessary steps to free up the $150 million in scholarship funding from Pennsylvania's unique tax-credit programs, which give pre-K-to-12th-grade students the ability to attend the nonpublic schools best suited to their needs and beliefs.
May 11, 1986 |
Entering his senior year last fall, Richard Watson was an honor student who ranked 19th academically in his 374-member class. He also was a starter for his school's football team and had been designated a captain for its baseball team. Despite his academic and athletic prowess, however, Watson is not playing baseball this spring for Edgewood High School. And the reason he has been prevented from doing so caused his family to do battle recently with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA)
February 18, 1990 |
A new program at Bucks County's three vocational high schools will allow past, present and future students to earn up to half the credits needed for a degree at Bucks County Community College. Richard Skinner, associate dean at the community college, said the new occupational studies program was designed to offer an associate-of-arts degree program for vocational-technical students not currently served by any of the college's formal programs. "We're very excited about this program," Skinner said.
August 5, 2013 |
Shelby Weaver Splain has been going back to school a lot these days. Splain is director of preservation services for the Keystone Preservation Group in Doylestown. The school is Springside Elementary in Burlington Township, which is being converted to affordable rental housing for the elderly and disabled by MEND, a Moorestown-based nonprofit, as a joint venture with Conifer Realty L.L.C., a Rochester, N.Y.-based for-profit that manages 11,000 units nationwide. The $18 million project will convert the former school to 32 rental apartments, while an addition at the rear of the building will have 43 more, said MEND president Matthew Reilly.
September 24, 2007 |
If Democrat Michael Nutter is elected mayor in November, he'll have a few things in common with another well-educated African-American reform mayor: Corey Booker of Newark, N.J. CORY BOOKER Age - 38 Education - Stanford, Yale Law, Oxford University Message - Promised to reform city government following a scandal-plagued administration Screen credits - "Street Fight," a documentary on his 2002 campaign Look - Bald ...
June 30, 2015 |
Two Chester County brothers are fighting back against federal regulators. The Powhatan Energy Fund, owned by Malvern natives Richard and Kevin Gates, made millions in the energy market in 2010. The government said it was too much. Late last month, federal regulators hit their energy fund and its associates with a $34.5 million fine for market manipulation. But the identical twins, who graduated from Conestoga High School in 1990, say they plan to ignore the fine, which will likely force the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take them to federal court.
October 16, 1999 |
Riverside High will have to forfeit two football victories because it used an ineligible player. The NJSIAA has penalized the Rams for using the player in a 35-0 win over Maple Shade on Sept. 25 and a 42-7 triumph over Palmyra on Oct. 2. Instead of being 3-1, the Rams are now 1-3. School officials declined to comment, saying that all questions on the matter should be directed to the NJSIAA. "The forfeits will stand," Boyd Sands, the NJSIAA executive director, said yesterday.
June 22, 1988 |
Beginning with those who enroll in September, students who graduate with an associate in applied science degree in high technology from Camden County College will be guaranteed admission to the junior class in the industrial technology program at Glassboro State College. John TenBrook, dean of business administration and high technology at Camden County College, said the 65 or 66 credits received by students awarded the associate's degree at Camden County College would be accepted toward a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology at Glassboro.
January 14, 1990 |
Bensalem school officials said last week they were surprised by the quick and large response from teachers to plans for the first graduate-level course to be offered by the school district's Bensalem Academy. Originally, there was to be room for 23 teachers, but the course drew interest from 31 teachers in the first three days it was advertised, Assistant Superintendent David Archibald told the school board Wednesday during the monthly agenda meeting. Because of the surge of interest in the course, called "Writing Across the Curriculum With Computers," the board decided to split the course into two groups to be taught by two computer teachers.
August 20, 2010 |
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Christie pushed New Jersey a big step forward in the race to become the first state to erect offshore wind turbines. Legislators said the action could bring hundreds of green-energy jobs to Paulsboro, which they hope will become a hub of turbine manufacturing. Christie hopes to secure the title of first in the nation to attract developers and manufacturers associated with wind power. The law applies the same tool that helped the state become second, behind California, in solar-power.