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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.
NEWS
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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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.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Sister Patricia Joseph Corkery, 94, an educator and retreat director who also delved into the history of her religious order, died Friday, Aug. 12, of complications from a stroke at McAuley Convent in Merion. Patricia Corkery graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in 1940. She worked as a bookkeeper until entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1943. Early in her career, she was the vocal music teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Philadelphia. She went on to teach music at Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Va., and at what is now Merion Mercy Academy.
NEWS
August 16, 2016
ISSUE | TUITION ASSISTANCE A boost for an education and work skills Whether you are starting your first job, only looking to work in the summer, or are a returning employee, McDonald's is offering educational opportunities through its Archways to Opportunity program. New eligibility requirements allow employees at my four restaurants in Philadelphia County who work a collective nine months (rather than nine consecutive months) to receive tuition assistance. That benefit applies to the approximately 130,000 teenagers employed by corporate-owned and franchised McDonald's restaurants in the summertime.
SPORTS
July 27, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
CARSON WENTZ lobbed a pass to rookie wideout Marcus Johnson down the left sideline early Monday morning. Johnson slowed a bit, adjusted and caught the ball on his right hip. As players regrouped for the next snap, Doug Pederson talked with Wentz. Pederson pantomimed Wentz's passing motion and traced the imaginary arc of the ball with his pointer finger. Wentz nodded. Two passes later, Wentz unfurled a perfect back-shoulder throw to rookie wide receiver Xavier Rush, who caught it in stride along the right sideline.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Theodore J. Berry, 98, a Main Line physician, author, and educator, died Thursday, July 14, of pneumonia at his home in Naples, Fla. Dr. Berry lived in Villanova and then Bryn Mawr before moving to Naples in 1999. He was a prominent figure at Bryn Mawr Hospital for 45 years, practicing internal medicine and serving for a time as chief of staff. He retired in 1993 as director of medical education. Although Dr. Berry was hard-driving and productive, he also was very genial. Quietly and discreetly, he was physician and friend to the Main Line's elite families.
NEWS
July 20, 2016
A Michigan educator who was part of a team that established one of the first cyber charter school in that state has been named CEO of King of Prussia-based PA Virtual Charter School. John Chandler was involved in opening Great Lakes Virtual Academy. His appointment as the top administrator of PA Virtual was effective July 1, the school announced Monday. He replaces Joanne Barnett who announced her retirement plans earlier this year. - Martha Woodall
NEWS
July 16, 2016
ISSUE | EDUCATION Fund schools equally As a former member of the Lower Merion school board, I disagree with the commentary about the controversies involving charter schools and student testing ("Can Real World and Education World get along?" Wednesday). Neither annual testing nor state-based curricular standards will help our young people learn. We already know that large numbers of students in Lower Merion test "advanced" and that too many students in the Philadelphia School District - whether in charter schools or traditional public schools - test "below basic.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
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DEAR ABBY: I know you provide a booklet to help teens with questions about sex. But when should I talk to my son or give him a copy? He will turn 9 soon. I know that is young, but kids today are exposed to so much so early. - Kristen in Maryland DEAR KRISTEN: You're absolutely right; they are. They also mature earlier than children of previous generations. That's why it is so important for parents - and guardians - to begin discussing subjects like alcohol, drugs, sex, and family values well before their children start experimenting.
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