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.
December 22, 2015 |
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. referred to a recent education bill passed by the Pennsylvania Senate as a "recipe for disaster. " That phrase also describes the School Reform Commission's decision to extend Hite's contract by five years, with two years remaining on the original. In a statement, SRC Chair Marjorie Neff said it was the right time to lock in Hite for the long term, lauding him for demonstrating "strong leadership through an extraordinarily difficult time. " I wonder if she feels the same about losing scores of superb classroom teachers who left to work somewhere they feel valued and respected, or the many more who retired because they couldn't take the conditions and mistreatment in the School District of Philadelphia anymore.
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?
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.
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.