May 15, 1997 |
South Jersey educators, fearing the worst after a season of deep budget cuts, were giddy yesterday at the news that more state aid is on the way. "I'm just ecstatic the State Supreme Court recognizes we have to be fair to all children," said Camden City Superintendent Roy J. Dawson Jr. Camden is one of four special-needs districts in South Jersey to be affected by yesterday's ruling, which will force the state to add $250 million to the...
May 10, 2010 |
Kathleen Sligh's colleagues at Roxborough High call her "an education angel. " At George Washington High, Yvonne Schwiker is a "treasure and an inspiration," her principal said. Kareem Demetrius Edwards "helped me to realize that my potential as a student is more powerful than anything," one of his pupils at Parkway West High said. They are emblematic of excellent teachers citywide - men and women who spend nights and weekends on schoolwork, who dip into their own pockets for supplies, who take a personal interest in their students' lives.
February 21, 2003 |
Here's some good news for the Convention Center. A society of 6,000 educators has just decided to book a meeting there in 2009 - despite the political, legal and labor turmoil surrounding the building, which is one of Philadelphia's chief economic drivers. "We got the confirmation last week," said Jack P. Ferguson, the man charged with persuading major shows to book the center for meetings planned years in advance. The group asked not to be identified until all its members were notified that Philadelphia was chosen as the 2009 meeting site, he said.
November 21, 1999 |
George Crispin lets out a weary chuckle when questioned about the changes he has seen in education over the span of his 38-year career. Among the first teachers hired when Washington Township High School opened in 1962, Crispin plans to retire in December to tend his 8-acre farm and teach English part time at Rowan University. According to the Washington Township School District, Crispin is the last of the high school's original teachers to leave. "Teaching today is so much more demanding.
October 16, 2005 |
Drawing from personal experience as a disruptive, underachieving student from a poor Los Angeles neighborhood, Eboni Wilson, the former principal of Chester High School, urged urban educators yesterday to raise the bar and give students the tools to reach it. In a keynote speech charged with passion and injected with his own poetry, Wilson tried to inspire about 100 educators at the Urban Education Conference at Penn's Landing to see the potential...
December 6, 1998 |
Fifteen years ago, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner became an educational guru with a near-cult status after he wrote Frames of Mind. He made the social judgment that there were seven kinds of intelligences: linguistic, musical, mathematical, spatial, kinesthetic (related to movement), intrapersonal and interpersonal. And his rigorous research clearly backed up his thinking. For many educators, Gardner had uncovered the factors that seemed to explain why students may excel at one subject but lag behind in others.
April 4, 2013 |
Two city educators have lost their administrative credentials in the first public actions taken in a widespread Philadelphia standardized test-cheating scandal. Former Philadelphia School District principals Barbara McCreery of Communications Technology High School and Lolamarie Davis-O'Rourke of Locke Elementary both voluntarily surrendered their administrative certificates in lieu of discipline last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Education said Wednesday. Both confessed to cheating, an official with firsthand knowledge of the investigations said.
May 7, 2013
Utility may face $2.25B fine SAN FRANCISCO - The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading up to the blast. The penalty would be the largest ever assessed by a state regulator, officials said. The California Public Utilities Commission recommended the fine and said the company's shareholders should shoulder it, not the utility's customers.
October 24, 1990 |
Camden County educators want a change in state law that would allow law enforcement officials to disclose confidential information about drug charges involving juveniles. That was the consensus reached Monday at a conference for more than 300 educators and law enforcement officials sponsored by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The educators, representing public and parochial schools throughout the county, said they were so determined to rid their schools of drug sellers that they were willing to endorse a proposal for a change in the state law that governs the release of information on Juvenile Court proceedings.
September 22, 1999 |
Superintendent David Hornbeck's effectiveness in improving the caliber of our public schools remains a hotly divided issue. The exodus of employees represents a unique opportunity for the district to replace mostly stagnant educators with fresh, excited, new ones. Others, however, see confusing, poorly communicated policies of the Hornbeck administration frustrating many seasoned educators, and driving them out. Given their subpar salaries, why would they want to stay when the state allowed them to "retire" to private or out-of-town public school positions?