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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2015
DREXEL University junior Zakiya James didn't graduate from high school, or even spend much time there. She never took the SATs or got a GED. None of that stopped the 17-year-old from becoming a Drexel Dragon in January. Since transferring to the school, she has been thriving, taking a host of heavy-duty engineering courses. But there's one small problem: Zakiya's parents can't afford Drexel's pricey tuition. Not by a long shot. Her mother, who works as a medical receptionist in Washington, D.C., was able to make Zakiya's housing deposit and gave her money for books, but that was pretty much it. Zakiya has gotten financial aid from the school, but she is faced with the onerous task of coming up with the rest of the money she needs for tuition on her own. It's heartbreaking.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a bus carrying 12 lacrosse players leaves Devon Prep on a weekday afternoon and, at the same time, a bus carrying 12 lacrosse players leaves Delco Christian, what do you call the team that meets in the middle? That was just one of the questions that needed to be addressed last year, after the PIAA granted the two private schools permission to join together as one boys' lacrosse team. Ultimately, the name was a simple decision. They were two schools combining into one team. So they called themselves "Team 21. " Team 21 wears black and white jerseys, because they wanted neutral colors.
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April 7, 2015
DREXEL University junior Zakiya James didn't graduate from high school, or even spend much time there. She never took the SATs or got a GED. None of that stopped the 17-year-old from becoming a Drexel Dragon in January. Since transferring to the school, she has been thriving, taking a host of heavy-duty engineering courses. But there's one small problem: Zakiya's parents can't afford Drexel's pricey tuition. Not by a long shot. Her mother, who works as a medical receptionist in Washington, D.C., was able to make Zakiya's housing deposit and gave her money for books, but that was pretty much it. Zakiya has gotten financial aid from the school, but she is faced with the onerous task of coming up with the rest of the money she needs for tuition on her own. It's heartbreaking.
NEWS
December 31, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FRUSTRATED PARENTS and guardians from Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School said they have asked the state for an emergency charter to keep the K-8 school open just days after the founder announced it would close tomorrow. Huddled outside the school's Northern Liberties campus last night, about 10 adults said they were baffled by the short notice of the closing - families received a letter on Friday - and skeptical about the Philadelphia School District's transition process for the roughly 600 displaced pupils.
NEWS
December 30, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The Philadelphia School District said Sunday it would immediately accept transfer students from the abruptly shuttered William D. Palmer charter elementary school. Students can start taking classes in the new year - even without transcripts, said Fernando Gallard, school district spokesman. Classes resume Jan. 3. "What we're planning to do is accept students immediately without transcripts. The thing we have to be aware of is students with special needs," Gallard said.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Along with books and computers, the Pottstown School District welcomed the new school year with saws and jackhammers. The Montgomery County district's massive, ongoing renovation of its four elementary schools is heading toward the finish line, school officials said. The $28 million project began two years ago, when the 3,200-student district decided to close one of its five elementary schools, Edgewood, and redistribute students among the remaining four elementary buildings, which house about 1,600 students.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two years as principal of Cheltenham High School, Andrew Kuhn was recently assigned to the newly created job of "principal on special assignment. " Evidently, he didn't like it very much, as he is taking a $25,000 pay cut to become principal of an elementary school near Reading. Kuhn, 42, who was at the helm of Myers Elementary for three years before taking over the 1,450-student Cheltenham High School, could not be reached for comment. He has been with the district since 2003, and was previously a social studies teacher and department chair at the high school, and also a K-6 summer school principal.
NEWS
June 18, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE STICKY-FINGERED duo entered the Manayunk school in the early morning hours and walked out with more than a dozen MacBook laptops, police said yesterday. Northwest Detectives yesterday released surveillance video showing the two males entering Dobson Elementary School, on Umbria Street near Wright, about 6:15 a.m. June 10. The pair, which authorities identified as juveniles, broke into a cart where the laptops were charging and stole 13 computers, worth $17,957, police said. A building engineer was inside the school at the time of the theft - he had unlocked the entrance for staffers - but was unaware of the crime, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said.
NEWS
June 7, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a bitterly fought battle, parents at Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary have voted to keep their school a part of the Philadelphia public school system, rejecting a charter organization's takeover proposal. According to results announced Thursday night by Philadelphia School District officials, 223 parents wanted Muñoz Marín to remain a traditional public school and 70 voted for ASPIRA of Pennsylvania to take control. In a separate vote, 11 members of the school's advisory council wanted to remain with the district.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
PARENT Luisa Vidal is worried about the future of Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, and the possibility that charter operator Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania will be chosen to manage the school. Vidal, 38, of Hunting Park, says she has questions about Aspira's finances - including the $3.3 million it borrowed from the five schools it manages, according to its tax form 990. "Why should they borrow all that money?" she asked. "Why isn't it going to the school itself? "Where is the money going?
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
CHAIRESE HOLMAN and Patrina Anderson took seats at the end of opposite rows inside Bartram High School's auditorium. The two mothers didn't know one another but almost as soon as Holman and I started talking about her 17-year-old son's struggles to get a good education at the violence-plagued school, Anderson chimed in. Anderson, who lives nearby but whose daughter goes to elementary school, was there to talk about Bartram students wreaking havoc...
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a bus carrying 12 lacrosse players leaves Devon Prep on a weekday afternoon and, at the same time, a bus carrying 12 lacrosse players leaves Delco Christian, what do you call the team that meets in the middle? That was just one of the questions that needed to be addressed last year, after the PIAA granted the two private schools permission to join together as one boys' lacrosse team. Ultimately, the name was a simple decision. They were two schools combining into one team. So they called themselves "Team 21. " Team 21 wears black and white jerseys, because they wanted neutral colors.
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