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September 8, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John M. Hartmire, 72, a retired elementary school principal and mentor to future teachers, died of esophageal cancer Thursday at his home in Havertown. Mr. Hartmire taught fifth grade at Bryn Mawr School and Gladwyne School for 17 years, and then was principal of Cynwyd School in Lower Merion from 1981 until 1993. The students and the staff loved him, said Arlene Flicker, a longtime third-grade teacher at Cynwyd. He was especially understanding, she said, to teachers who had family responsibilities.
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February 13, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
EMPTY SEATS aren't the only things Philadelphia public schools have too many of. For the second time in less than a week, a loaded handgun was found at an elementary school. Police were called Monday to John F. Reynolds School, on 24th Street near Jefferson in North Philadelphia, shortly after 8 a.m. School-district officials said a 7-year-old student brought a handgun into the school in his backpack and showed the gun to multiple students before class. At some point, officials said, the first-grader took the gun out of the bag and pointed it at another student.
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February 1, 2013 | BREAKING NEWS DESK
Two people are reported dead and two others injured following the collision of an SUV and a minivan in Merchantville, a small municipality outside Camden in Camden County. The vehicles crashed, about 3:45 p.m., on Chapel Avenue near the Merchantville Elementary School. Police at the scene told 6ABC the two killed were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims were rushed to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Merchantville police did not immediately respond to calls seeking information about the crash.
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March 22, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ambler parents are again facing off against the Wissahickon School District, accusing officials of racism and classism in redrawing elementary school boundaries. Under the redistricting proposal unveiled this month, Ambler's Mattison Avenue Elementary School would close and its population would split in two while the rest of the district would remain largely untouched. District officials say the proposal would balance the populations at the remaining schools for the next 10 years while disrupting the smallest number of students.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | By Alex Lee and Daily News Staff Writer
LESS THAN 12 hours after twirling a five-hit gem against the Braves, Cole Hamels was at Bayard Taylor Elementary in North Philadelphia on Wednesday morning to unveil the latest handiwork of The Hamels Foundation. Such is life for a $144 million ace with an insatiable appetite for philanthropy. Through their foundation, Hamels and his wife, Heidi, donated $300,000 to the elementary school to transform what was formerly an empty lot into a modern playground complete with a soccer field, greenhouse and iPad/Tech learning center.
NEWS
February 9, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A federal whistle-blower suit claims an elementary principal at the Franklin Towne Charter School in Bridesburg was hired under false pretenses and then terminated after he raised serious concerns about its operations. Todd A. Dupell alleges that he was wrongfully dismissed as principal last August after he complained to the board chair that the charter was billing the Philadelphia School District for full-day kindergarten even though the program was not full day; the charter was awash in nepotism; and the school was paying the wife of a former board member $80,000 for a nonexistent job because otherwise her husband could "make noise.
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April 15, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 14-year-old girl was stabbed during a fight with another girl at an elementary school in Logan on Wednesday morning.  School District spokesman Fernando Gallard, speaking outside Jay Cooke Elementary at 1300 W. Loudon St., said the girls were both eighth graders. The fight happened in the third-floor hallway about 8:30, when students were just arriving for the day. "Unfortunately, it ended up in one of the students' grabbing a pair of scissors and stabbing the other" in the upper chest and an arm, Gallard said.
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March 1, 2012 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer
FOUR MORE elementary schools will be overhauled next year as part of the school district's Renaissance Initiative, which aims to turn around "chronically low-performing schools. " The district will work with the community to select one of six companies to turn the struggling schools into charters. The School Reform Commission will vote on April 19 after getting recommendations from school advisory councils. The schools selected are: Cleveland Elementary School, 19th Street near Butler, in Tioga; Creighton Elementary School, Tabor Road near Arbor Street, in Olney; H.R. Edmunds Elementary School, Hawarth Street near Horrocks, in Northeast Philadelphia; and Jones Middle School, Memphis Street near Ann, in Port Richmond.
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June 18, 1998 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District is ready to pitch in at least $14 million to help the University of Pennsylvania stem professional and middle-class flight from around its campus. School Superintendent David Hornbeck wants to build an elementary school and new engineering and science magnet high school on two sites near the Penn campus, according to a confidential memo obtained by the Daily News. The university would provide the district with two West Philadelphia tracts as well as money and academic help.
NEWS
June 18, 1992 | Daily News wire services
RIO DE JANEIRO CRIME FLARES AFTER THE SUMMIT Now that the Earth Summit is over, violence has returned to one of the world's most dangerous cities. City officials say crime fell by at least 10 percent during the June 3-12 gathering, when about 35,000 police and soldiers patrolled the city. Newspapers have reported many assaults in the wealthy South Zone in the past few days, and the ransacking of an elementary school just a few hundred yards from the Rio Palace hotel, where four heads of state stayed during the summit.
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August 5, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Water damage from a torrential storm last Thursday could delay the start of school for the more than 200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade who attend Elwood Kindle Elementary School in Pitman. Leaks affected most of the rooms at the front of the building, including three classrooms, administrative offices, the top-floor bathrooms, and a few spaces in the basement that are generally used for special education or other basic-skills teaching. "Some of those doomsday rumors are not true.
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May 27, 2016
A student brought a loaded handgun to an elementary school in the city's Tioga section Wednesday morning, but a police investigation determined it was an innocent mistake involving his father. The 28-year-old father had the gun, which he is licensed to carry, when he was taking out the trash and didn't want people to see it, so he put it in his son's school bag, police said. The father forgot about the gun and went to work. About 8 a.m. at the K-through-8 Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School, the boy found the gun in his school bag and told a teacher.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Students are pretty much prohibited from cycling to and from elementary school in bike-friendly Collingswood. Huh? "It's a very bike-able community," says Sara Langdon, mother of two and a leader of a renewed grassroots/social-media effort to overturn the de facto ban. A professional photographer, Langdon notes that in a borough with a bike-share service, new bike racks at Roberts Pool, and Sunday road closures in Knight Park to encourage riding,...
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May 4, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
In an unusual move, Evesham Township announced Monday that it is suing the local school district to halt the planned closing of Evans Elementary School. "The decision to close Evans was wrong," Mayor Randy Brown told a morning news conference, where he stood surrounded by parents of Evans schoolchildren, township officials, homeowners, home builders, and real estate agents. In their complaint, filed Monday in Superior Court, the Township Council and planning board assert that the district failed to submit its closing plan to the planning board for review, as required by state law. Changes to the district's long-range facilities plan are considered part of the township's master plan and subject to planning board review, the suit contends.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 14-year-old girl was stabbed during a fight with another girl at an elementary school in Logan on Wednesday morning.  School District spokesman Fernando Gallard, speaking outside Jay Cooke Elementary at 1300 W. Loudon St., said the girls were both eighth graders. The fight happened in the third-floor hallway about 8:30, when students were just arriving for the day. "Unfortunately, it ended up in one of the students' grabbing a pair of scissors and stabbing the other" in the upper chest and an arm, Gallard said.
NEWS
April 14, 2016
ISSUE | CITY SCHOOLS Rhodes Elementary needs help After his visit to E.W. Rhodes Elementary School, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan proclaimed that the school "doesn't need to be turned around again" ("Union opposes plan to turn around school," Thursday). Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, called the North Philadelphia school an "inspiration. " The data tell a different story. In the 2014-15 school year, only 9 percent of its students were rated at least "proficient" on the state reading exam, and 1 percent - three students - were proficient in math.
SPORTS
April 1, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Ryan Arcidiacono entered Neshaminy High School in 2008 and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2012 and went nowhere else in between. It's maybe the most revealing item on his curriculum vitae, a small but significant indication of how and why he has developed into the point guard, the captain, and the beating heart of a Villanova team two victories from a national championship. Understand why he went there, understand why he stayed there, and you'll understand how he got here. These days, an elite Division I basketball recruit is often an ambitious nomad, bouncing from one high school to the next, from one AAU program to the next.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Evesham Township is losing an elementary school. The school board voted, 6-3, to close Evans Elementary School, with district officials citing declining enrollment and rising costs. Evesham School District currently operates seven elementary schools and two middle schools. Closing Evans, officials said, will allow the district to maintain class sizes and academic programming. Enrollment has fallen 18 percent from a high of 5,436 students in 2004, with a consultant projecting further decline to fewer than 4,000 students in five years.
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March 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Almost every day, growing up around 19th and Carpenter Streets, Dion Waiters and his friends would spend hours playing hoops in Southwest Center City and Point Breeze. The Marian Anderson Rec Center on 17th Street. The Christian Street Y. The Chew Playground on Washington Avenue, a citywide proving ground. "If you were a basketball player, you knew you had to go to 19th and Washington," said Malik Tappe, who in the early 2000s played against Waiters, now a key reserve for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
NEWS
March 15, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden officials are making changes to three schools in the city's Parkside neighborhood next fall, including moving students at MetEast High School into the building that houses Cooper B. Hatch Family School. The relocation means that the 150 students at MetEast, one of the city's two magnet high schools, will have an in-house auditorium and gym for the first time, said Brendan Lowe, a spokesman for the state-run district. Hatch students will have access to MetEast's Big Picture Learning model, which encourages youths to complete internships and senior projects with the goal of preparing them to pursue college and careers.
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