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February 14, 2016
The headline "School leaders angered by Wolf" (Wednesday) following the governor's unveiling of his 2016-17 budget was misleading. Wolf was elected with the help of educators and parents across the commonwealth with a clear mandate: Reverse the damage done to public education by former Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-led General Assembly. Lesser politicians would have used Republican obstructionism as an excuse to give up on that goal. By sticking to his principles and maintaining his promise to voters, he is showing leadership.
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October 17, 1996 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Educators are invited to learn more about the programs and facilities of the Mercer, Fonthill and James A. Michener Art Museums during an open house starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The event will include an opportunity to visit the Michener's new wing and a free audio guide tour through the Mercer Museum. Also, staff from each of the institutions will introduce teachers to the museums' various services and activities. The free event is open to all educators. Reservations should be made by Wednesday.
NEWS
July 19, 2005 | By Debra P. DiLorenzo
Teaching is a challenging career that requires dedication, enthusiasm, stamina, a love for learning and much more. With the state Core Curriculum Content Standards, pressure to produce academic results, and constant assessment of the education provided by our public schools, the need for teachers to remain current in teaching methods is increasingly important. For these reasons, the participation of 28 teachers in the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey's South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators program is commendable.
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | By Yvette Ousley, Special to The Inquirer
The latest high-tech educational tool - a satellite dish and transmitting station - got favorable reviews at Monday's work session of the Great Valley school board. The so-called satellite-earth station proposal has been in the works for the last year, according to David Morgan, assistant superintendent of instruction. The proposal was drafted by George Martynick, a science and video communications teacher at Great Valley High School, and Betty Bernardin, chairwoman of the audio visual department.
NEWS
November 13, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Warrington, 77, of Yeadon, a longtime Philadelphia public school teacher and vice principal, died Thursday at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby. Mr. Warrington began his career teaching history in Philadelphia's junior high schools. After 36 years in the public school system, including 10 years as vice principal of the John P. Turner Middle School in West Philadelphia, he retired in 1978. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Warrington graduated from Central High School in 1935.
NEWS
March 28, 1990 | By Ovetta Wiggins, Special to The Inquirer
More than 400 teachers, administrators and college professors are expected to attend the spring conference of the N.J. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (NJASCD) at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Cinnaminson High School. Educators from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties will discuss the most effective tools available in education. "The workshops give teachers a chance to get new information," said Nicholas Sferraza, a member of NJASCD. "We try to figure out what's current in education and the needs of the staff.
NEWS
March 17, 1989 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Go to see Lean on Me, the box-office smash about controversial high school principal Joe Clark, and you're likely to witness a curious phenomenon: Teenagers who would bristle at having a disciplinarian like Clark running their school are cheering his screen image in theaters. "That's not surprising," says Norman Spencer, principal of Benjamin Franklin High School in North Philadelphia. "You can criticize the picture in part, but when you leave, you leave the theater with a good feeling.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
Two former Philadelphia School District educators pleaded guilty this week to criminal charges stemming from accusations that they perpetuated a "culture of cheating" on standardized tests, the state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. The pleas by former Cayuga Elementary principal Evelyn Cortez on Tuesday and former Cayuga teacher Jennifer Hughes on Wednesday marked the first convictions in the test-cheating scandal that resulted in the arrest of eight city educators. "We're pleased with the outcome, given the pleas required the defendants to take responsibility for their actions," said Jeffrey Johnson, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
In her 11 years as a social worker in the Phoenixville Area School District, Pat Brill saw a lot of troubled children - especially those who have an alcoholic or drug-addicted parent. The numbers alarmed her, particularly because research has shown that children of addicts are themselves likely to develop addictions. So more than a year ago, she decided to become an elementary school guidance counselor to help students who might be at risk. Toward that end, Brill can be found after school these days spending her free time in a classroom at Phoenixville High School learning about chemical dependencies and how as a counselor she can help keep students from becoming addicts or at least intervene if they do. She is one of the growing numbers of educators - teachers, administrators and counselors - who are turning to a six-year-old master's-level chemical- dependency counseling program offered at the Great Valley campus of Pennsylvania State University in Malvern.
NEWS
December 6, 1988 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elena Karpukhina, a social science professor and a member of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, deftly evaded the question. Karpukhina was one of 23 Soviet and U.S. educators who joined students at Philadelphia's William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs yesterday to exchange ideas across barriers of culture and ideology. The Soviets were asked for their impressions of capitalism. "The most important question is our impression about the American people," said Karpukhina.
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September 20, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Julie Baranauskas, 72, a Philadelphia educator and community activist in the city's Penn-Knox section, died at home Sept. 12, of heart failure. Mrs. Baranauskas taught high school English in the School District of Philadelphia for 22 years, starting in 1988. She passed on her love of works by authors ranging from William Shakespeare to Toni Morrison. At various times, Mrs. Baranauskas was assigned to Simon Gratz High School, Martin Luther King High School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Franklin Learning Center, and Universal Audenried Charter High School.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
THIS WEEK, a group of public-interest lawyers spent hours in a courtroom trying to convince the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the state is failing to meet its obligations in funding public schools. The justices didn't seem convinced. Lawyers on the other side of the issue - representing the state and the Legislature - argued that the courts had no business getting involved: It was strictly a matter for the Legislature to decide whether Pennsylvania meets the constitutional requirement that it provide a "thorough and efficient system of education.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Some Pennsylvania schools have cutting-edge facilities. Others have no textbooks. The state's education-funding system is so fundamentally flawed that a judicial remedy is needed, parents, school districts, and advocacy groups told the state's highest court Tuesday. Leaving school-funding decisions to Pennsylvania's legislature has resulted in gross inequalities, said Brad Elias, a lawyer for the plaintiffs. "This is unconscionable," Elias said. "It's so far out of the range of reasonableness.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Pauline Poole Foster, 94, the retired director of counseling for the Lower Merion School District, died Aug. 28, of heart failure at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, where she had lived for 17 years. Dr. Foster grew up in West Long Branch, Monmouth County, the youngest of eight children of Albert and Bessie Covert Brown Poole. She graduated from high school at age 15 and majored in mathematics at Monmouth College (now Monmouth University), also in West Long Branch. After graduating from college, Dr. Foster became a math teacher at Manasquan High School, where she was only two years older than her most senior students.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
With trumpets and speeches, a drum line and song, students, teachers, politicians and others rallied Monday for education funding in advance of an important Pennsylvania Supreme Court hearing on the matter. The high court will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit charging that the state has abdicated its responsibility to adequately fund school districts across the commonwealth. Parents, including two from Philadelphia, and districts including the William Penn system in Delaware County sued the state in 2014.
NEWS
September 13, 2016 | By Jamella and Bryant Miller
OUR 13-YEAR-OLD daughter is just starting eighth grade at Penn Wood Middle School in the William Penn School District near our home in Delaware County. Her favorite subjects are science and math. But her school cannot support 21st-century science and math programs. In past school years, there were no textbooks for students to take home, so she would bring home worksheets that were not very challenging. There were no fancy robotics or technology programs. And the average size of her classes ranged from 28 to 35 students.
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
After a second stint as New Jersey education commissioner, David C. Hespe is stepping down. Hespe announced Friday that he would resign effective at the end of September. He was named by Gov. Christie in February 2014. His timing coincides with the beginning of a new school year for more than one million New Jersey public school students. "We are entering another school year, which represents a time of transition for thousands of students. Just as they will be embarking on a new stage of life, I have decided that the time is right for me to do the same," Hespe said in a statement.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Dom Giordano
LET ME START my annual back-to-school column with a simple question. What is at least one thing that HBO's John Oliver and Black Lives Matter have in common? Both are both opponents of charter schools. The Atlantic.com reports that Black Lives Matter's recent plan to fix public schools argues that charter schools are decimating black communities and robbing traditional neighborhood schools of resources. I think this argument is sincere, but completely off base. On the other hand, Oliver's recent snarky attack on HBO on charter schools, particularly in Philadelphia, is exactly the type of rant that is the signature call of the dilettante who cannot feel the hope and desperation that are driving parents to seek out alternatives to the sometimes bad public schools that their kids are forced to attend.
NEWS
August 24, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Ellen Meinberg Tarlow, 88, formerly of Glenside, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped Germany for America and later told of her family's ordeal at the hands of the Nazis, died Sunday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Mrs. Tarlow lived through Kristallnacht - Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 - when, as part of the anti-Semitic rage that gripped the country, storm troopers broke into her family's home in G├╝tersloh and smashed everything. Just 10 years old, she turned on her bedside lamp to see a soldier above her, armed with a shiny ax and a pistol.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Robert Dudley Bell Sr., 89, formerly of Drexel Hill, an educator who knew how to play and prompted others to do the same, died Saturday, Aug. 6, of cancer at Shannondell at Valley Forge, a retirement community. A child of the Great Depression, Mr. Bell, who grew up at 50th and Catharine Streets in West Philadelphia, developed a knack for turning household items into toys. The imagination and playfulness he showed early on reemerged later. As a teacher and recreation director in the William Penn School District in Delaware County, he introduced games and projects to schoolchildren from Aldan, Colwyn, Darby Borough, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon.
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