April 18, 2013
Dawn Klemash Age: 36 Where ya from?: Queen Village, where she moved 12 years ago from Wynnewood. She's originally from Wilkes-Barre. What do you do?: She's the director of Schwartz Preschool, which has 46 students in Queen Village. Said no to the suburbs: Although many families flee cities for suburban schools, Klemash and husband Ray Kresge, a social-studies teacher at Ben Franklin High, left Wynnewood when their son Jake was little because they felt the esteemed Lower Merion School District wasn't right for him. "We moved for kindergarten," said Klemash, whose son attends Meredith Elementary School in Queen Village.
March 24, 2010 |
A U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on surveillance-law issues related to the Lower Merion School District's laptop-spying allegations will be conducted in Philadelphia's federal courthouse Monday. But no one involved in the Web-cam fracas is expected to appear. A witness list for the hearing indicates that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.), who chairs the crime and drugs subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, plans to call five national technology and law experts unaffiliated with Lower Merion schools or the family of Blake Robbins.
March 15, 2005
HAVING GROWN up in Philadelphia but no longer living there, we are grateful that our favorite papers are on the Web so we may keep up with the news from home. We would like to make a suggestion on the proposed bus depot planned for East Falls. Let Lower Merion build the depot with the understanding that anyone living within a 1-mile radius of the site would be allowed to send their child to Lower Merion for school. This would not only enhance the educational environment for the children, but would also increase the property value of the homes in East Falls (the radius around the depot would be a de facto extension of the Lower Merion school district)
December 12, 1997 |
After more than 20 years of providing child care in Ardmore, the Montgomery Early Learning Centers are on the move. The centers, which serve about 110 children from infancy through elementary-school age at two sites in Ardmore, are moving to the former Narberth Elementary School, said Fred Citron, executive director. He said the new combined location, expected to serve between 160 and 200 children, is scheduled to open Jan. 5. "We have a long history of serving the community, but the [Lower Merion]
April 23, 2014 |
The texts between the friends appeared to be about the dearth of good marijuana back when they were Main Line prep school students - and how their fledgling drug business could take off. Timothy C. Brooks asked Neil K. Scott if he had ever envisioned such success. "Only dreamed of it," Scott allegedly wrote in reply. "There is a much bigger market than just a lb each at each of these schools. " Scott, 25, of Haverford, and Brooks, 18, of Villanova, were accused Monday of being the leaders of a drug trafficking ring that sought to corner the trade across some of the western suburbs' most prominent public schools.
August 19, 2010 |
On Aug. 6, a Chester County teen traveled to Bucks County to attend the funeral of his mentor, a longtime Unionville High School art teacher; a week later, the 19-year-old's own funeral had to be planned. The dual tragedies have left a searing void in the community, drawing hundreds to back-to-back memorial services on Tuesday evening. Jeffrey A. Wheet, 60, arrived in the district in 1984 after teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School in Bristol Township and in the Lower Merion School District.
March 23, 2005 |
Wealthy Lower Merion School District's plan to put a depot for its school buses at the former Budd Co. site near working-class neighborhoods in North Philadelphia got negative reviews last night at a community meeting. "I hope you try King of Prussia, Lower Merion, someplace else, but right now it's not happening, captain," Linda Brickhouse, who lives near the proposed site, told Lower Merion School District officials at the meeting at Mercy Vocational High School at 29th Street and Hunting Park Avenue.
April 30, 2010 |
As the mother of two sons who have received an extraordinary education in the Lower Merion School District, I am dismayed to pick up the paper every morning and read another story dragging the district through the mud over the laptop controversy. Day after day, the district's official statements and investigative findings about its use of the laptops' Web cams are drowned out by rumors, hearsay, and wild innuendo. Forgotten in the noise is that the district provided laptops to all its high school students in the interests of education.
April 18, 1991 |
Whether Ardmore Junior High School will be demolished probably will boil down to the state Supreme Court's answer to two questions. They are: Does the Department of Education have control over the school and, in this case, is the Lower Merion School District a state agency subject to the History Code and environmental provisions in the State Constitution? The two-year-old case is before the Supreme Court on appeal. Alan Candor, attorney for a citizens group fighting the demolition, filed his brief earlier this month.
September 6, 1990 |
Residents trying to spare Ardmore Junior High from the wrecking ball have asked the state Supreme Court to hear their case. Alan Candor, attorney for the residents, filed a petition Tuesday asking the high court to review a June Commonwealth Court ruling that would allow the demolition, approved by the Lower Merion school board in 1988 and tied up in lawsuits ever since. At the same time, Lower Merion School District continues to ask the state Supreme Court to rescind an order that stopped demolition after it began last September, said school board solicitor Charles Potash.