June 21, 1987 |
Doris Paine isn't going to retire from her teaching job in the Pennsburg School District for at least six years, but she has begun preparing for the day when she no longer will be collecting a regular paycheck. On the advice of a friend, Paine made an appointment with a consultant from Lincoln Investment Planning Inc., a money management firm in Jenkintown to discuss her financial future. On Tuesday, Paine spend about 1 1/2 hours with a consultant figuring ways to shelter and invest her money so she would be able to live comfortably once she retires.
July 2, 2012 |
TRENTON - Lawmakers and education advocates came to a remarkable compromise in forging an overhaul of tenure laws to make it easier for public schools to oust ineffective educators. But building a consensus meant dropping a change that most other states have already made: making teachers' effectiveness a factor in determining which lose their jobs in case of layoffs. Gov. Christie, who opposes using seniority to determine layoffs, is still deciding whether he can accept the compromise.
December 13, 1990 |
The state law governing sabbaticals for educators that Springfield Gop chairman Charlie Sexton wants to change has not been a point of contention in school districts, according to a state Department of Education spokesman. "If people want it changed, they're free to try," press secretary John Clark said. The education department would respond to changes proposed by lawmakers, Clark said. "But it's not wise to anticipate the legislation that might be introduced. " The target of Sexton's campaign is a provision that gives school boards authority to waive the requirement that educators return to work for at least a year after a sabbatical.
January 1, 2003 |
Richard Mitchell, 73, a retired English professor at Rowan University known for his witty and acerbic writings on the inadequacies of American educators, died of complications from diabetes Friday at his home in Pitman. Dr. Mitchell's satiric dressing-down of teachers and professors gained him a national following that included commentator George Will, newsman Edwin Newman, and Johnny Carson. A professor of classical and Western literature, Dr. Mitchell used his newsletter, the Underground Grammarian, to expose the linguistic crimes of educators he said were paid to know better.
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.
August 6, 1987 |
After 30 years as a public school teacher, principal and administrator - the last 11 as superintendent of District Four of the Philadelphia School District - Jeanette W. Brewer has retired. So what, you might ask? School teachers and educators retire every year. But Brewer was no ordinary educator. A Philadelphia native, she was educated in public schools and has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She was considered one of the very best in education by students, parents, teachers, principals and district administrators.
December 17, 1988 |
Bobby Robinson, the leading scorer on Ridley's basketball team, was dismissed from the Raiders' squad on Tuesday after he was arrested that day for a drug-related offense, according to several educators familiar with Robinson's dismissal. School officials, police and the director of the Delaware County juvenile court all declined to comment because Robinson is a juvenile. The educators familiar with the dismissal, who agreed to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity, said they did not know what specific charges have been brought against Robinson.
April 17, 2013 |
Educators are well acquainted with tests. But at a conference Monday, the toughest question was for them. The hypothetical situation: A man carrying a rifle and backpack was just seen in the parking lot walking toward the school. What are the first three things you are going to do? This was not an essay question. About 450 officials from schools, universities, and law enforcement agencies attended the one-day seminar in Upper Darby, hosted by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, to discuss preventing and preparing for crises.
March 21, 2007
RE ELMER SMITH'S column "Teacher's career is on the line" (March 16): There should be a vociferous outpouring of support for Thomas Bowers, as well as all the other educators who've been attacked in the Philadelphia public schools. Who will lead the march to voice our outrage and underline our support for our teachers and the students who are held captive by a system that appears intimidated by the criminal and causes the victim to question justice? There are five Democratic candidates for mayor.
April 11, 2013 |
Mary Burke, the principal of St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden, had some good news: St. Anthony's was no longer last in math. The school's point total in "First in Math," an online program of timed games, had crawled from 19th place among diocesan schools to 16th in just a couple of weeks. Upon hearing her announcement, the 162 students packed into the school's basement room burst into applause. For Burke, too, it was a moment worth celebrating - not because her students were suddenly math geniuses, but because they had persevered, worked hard, and refused to let failure topple them.