May 8, 2012
The following excerpts are from the nominating information submitted to the Lindback Foundation for the winning Philadelphia high school teachers. These teachers will be honored Tuesday at ceremonies at the Prince Music Theater. The Christian R. and Mary S. Lindback Foundation celebrates excellence in education and has been awarding the teaching prizes since 2008. There is one winner from each school. Academy at Palumbo James W. Dyke James W. Dyke received his bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1997 and master's degree in educational technology in 2010.
March 3, 2014 |
ROUGHLY 15 miles apart, Overbrook High and Upper Dublin High are geographically close - but the two schools are virtually worlds apart when it comes to their academic realities. Upper Dublin, a suburban school, has a full production studio. Overbrook, an urban school, does not have a librarian. Upper Dublin graduates about 99 percent of its students. Overbrook, on 59th Street near Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia, graduates fewer than 50 percent. And yet, the two schools are grappling with the same issue affecting schools across the state - a drastic reduction in state funding in recent years.
September 13, 1998 |
Three years of wiring classrooms, linking the Internet to lesson plans, and keeping teachers current with state-of-the-art computers have won statewide recognition for Superintendent Don Falato. Falato will be honored next month as Technologist of the Year by the New Jersey Association for Educational Technology, for his efforts to use high-tech gadgets to enliven old-fashioned reading, writing and arithmetic. "It's nice for the district to get recognition, because the district has really come a long way," Falato said.
November 7, 2012 |
IMAGINE A PHILADELPHIA School District with kindergarten students creating stories on smart tables with technical capacities similar to that of an iPad. If the U.S. Department of Education chooses the school district to be the recipient of a Race to the Top grant, then such scenes would become reality under a proposal submitted by the district on Friday. The winners of the competition, which aims to personalize education, close achievement gaps and use the latest technology to prepare students for college and jobs, will be announced in December.
March 12, 1995 |
The Board of Education has approved a plan to boost technology education at its elementary school by acquiring one computer for every three students by the end of the 1996-97 school year. Computers, principal Fred Cuddy said last week, have become as critical to the school environment as pencil and paper. Every Logan classroom has at least one, he said, and they are used by all 860 students, from kindergarten through eighth grade. The plan calls for as many as six computers in every classroom.
November 20, 2012 |
A Yale student from Penn Valley, near Narberth, will head to England to study at Oxford as one of 32 Rhodes scholars named for 2013. David Carel, an economics major, received the scholarship established in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. "I keep sort of checking my phone to see if this actually happened," Carel said Sunday. "It's so hard to believe, I just sort of assume I dreamed the whole thing. " Carel, 21, said he spent much of his undergraduate years studying global health economics, mostly public health, and plans to study comparative social policy.
April 25, 1996 |
Tens of thousands of "surplus and excess" federal computers could wind up in the nation's schools instead of the trash under an executive order issued by President Clinton. The order, issued last week, isn't going to send any cutting-edge Pentium machines out of Washington and into classrooms; the machines are more probably several years old, with 386 or even 286 chips. But for many classrooms starved for computers - and for a Clinton presidential campaign running, in part, on improving educational technology - even outdated machines look better landing in schools than becoming landfill.
June 3, 1990 |
Four Northeast public schools will participate in a program that will enable students to take computers home for short stints beginning in the fall. The program, the Take-Home Computer Project, is aimed at improving students' math skills and encouraging girls to take computer science courses. During a pilot project in 20 elementary schools this year, the program also fulfilled a key goal of boosting parental involvement in education, school district officials said last week. Twenty additional schools containing middle school grades 6, 7 and 8 were selected to participate in the project during the 1990-91 school year.
June 13, 1996 |
What will the high school of the 21st century look like? In Radnor, where the district is embarking on a $33.9 million make-over of its 40-year-old high school, the vision includes a state-of-the-art TV studio, an upgraded technology-education wing, four computer centers strategically situated near academic departments, and a sophisticated media center at its hub. Classrooms will have access to cable TV, the Internet, and a local computer network....
September 2, 1990 |
Two Northeast high schools are among those selected to receive sophisticated videodisc technology that educators say will take the concept of visual learning to new heights. George Washington and Frankford High Schools will receive the new equipment in the fall, along with 10 other city public schools, according to Arlene Kramer, assistant director in the Philadelphia School District's Office of Educational Technology. The program - dubbed Project Video - was funded by a $200,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.