July 16, 2016 |
Paul B. Winkler, 79, of Lawrenceville, N.J., the groundbreaking executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education from 1975 to May of this year, died of cancer on Tuesday, July 12, at his home. In March 1994, the New Jersey Senate adopted "an act regarding genocide education in the public schools. " It stated that "every board of education shall include instruction on the Holocaust and genocide in an appropriate place in the curriculum of all elementary and secondary school pupils.
September 7, 2015 |
It's become a ritual as much a part of fall as the Eagles' opener and growing piles of leaves - a brand-new superintendent greets students on the first day of classes, often bearing big promises. Some come with a flourish of pomp and circumstance, such as Council Rock School District's new chief, Robert Fraser, whose tenure started with a theatrically staged assembly centered on the theme of "hope and dreams. " Others promise a quiet transition, such as Samuel Lee at the Bensalem School District, who said, "If I wasn't here, things would have opened up exactly the same as if I was. " For all their different approaches, school superintendents have shared a common trait: They have tended not to stay very long - despite generous compensation packages.
May 22, 2015 |
Debra Brillante, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a Catholic educator, has been named superintendent of elementary schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her appointment, announced Wednesday by the Office of Catholic Education, takes effect immediately. Brillante, 60, had held the post on an interim basis since November when Jacqueline P. Coccia left to become the academic dean at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a private Catholic girls' school in Villanova.
March 6, 2015 |
Priscilla Sands, the longtime top administrator of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, announced Wednesday that she will step down at the end of this academic year to become head of a private school in Los Angeles. After 19 years in Chestnut Hill, Sands said, she is leaving to lead the Marlborough School, a school for girls in seventh through 12th grades. Sands became head of Springside in 1996. When Springside merged with Chestnut Hill Academy, the adjacent boys' school in 2011, she became president of the coed school.
July 19, 2014 |
Bonnie Lynn LaFave, 68, a former public school administrator in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, died of cancer Saturday, July 5, at her home in Margate, where she had lived since the early 1980s. Born in Camden, Ms. LaFave grew up in Westmont and Haddonfield and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1963. She earned a bachelor's in education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1967 and a master's in education there in 1971, a cousin, Paul Bennett, said in an interview.
May 24, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - A group that aired a TV ad critical of Republican Gov. Corbett is the impetus for a planned hearing before the House State Government Committee, the panel's chairman said yesterday. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe said he believes the Pennsylvanians for Accountability group is required to register as a state political committee and disclose contributions and expenditures because it's trying to influence the outcome of an election. He said the committee plans an informational hearing June 5. "They appear to be a political committee more than anything else," the Butler County Republican said, also citing the group's ads last year that targeted four Republican candidates for the Legislature.
March 2, 2013 |
When he left as principal of Carusi Middle School to become principal at Cherry Hill High School West, Joseph Meloche got to see students he had known as sixth graders earn their high school diplomas. "It was incredible to watch these kids grow," said Meloche, a 1989 West graduate. "And I will miss things like that. " Now in his seventh year as principal, Meloche, 41, is stepping down to become the district's director of curriculum, and the district is searching for his successor.
February 4, 2013 |
Arlene C. Ackerman, 66, a lifelong educator who led the Philadelphia School District for three years, died Saturday, Feb. 2, of pancreatic cancer at her home in Albuquerque, N.M. Dr. Ackerman was a colorful, controversial figure during her Philadelphia tenure, which lasted until August 2011. She called it her "last stand for kids. " She was a firm believer that all children could achieve, and pushed an agenda that focused on funneling resources to the neediest students. Though her superintendency ended bitterly, Dr. Ackerman won praise - even from those she publicly battled - for her strong personal commitment to children.
June 27, 2012 |
Editor's note: The address of the church holding services has been corrected from an earlier version. STEVEN E. HUTCHINS was a man who gave himself to the service of people with a variety of needs, such as health care, drug addiction and literacy, working with the elderly, adolescents, prisoners — just about anyone who needed his brand of compassion and expertise. "He gave a lot of himself, his time, his energy," his family said. "He was always interested in the community.
June 26, 2012 |
THE TWO FINALISTS for district superintendent will meet the public Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the district's auditorium, on Broad Street near Spring Garden. Pedro Martinez, a deputy superintendent of the Clark County School District in Nevada, will be introduced to the public Monday. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University. Martinez is a 2009 graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy.