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March 12, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Math, Civics, and Sciences advanced to its fifth consecutive state quarterfinal Tuesday night with a 65-41 win over Meadowbrook Christian in a PIAA Class A second-round game at East Pennsboro. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and sophomore forward Luis Reyes had 10 rebounds. Donovan Barnes added 15 points. Also at East Pennsboro, George Mason-bound forward Ahmad Gilbert scored 18 points and drained four three-pointers to steer Constitution past Shanksville-Stoney Creek, 62-32.
NEWS
March 8, 2015
STATE CLASS A FIRST ROUND Math, Civics and Sciences 81, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg 79 (OT): Nick Jones (15 points) went 4 for 4 from the line in overtime, including a pair of free throws with less than a minute remaining that put the Mighty Elephants ahead by 81-79 in Pleasant Valley. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty had 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. Saheed Peoples scored 14 points and Luis Reyes added 12 points for MCS.    Math, Civics and Sciences finished No. 2 in District 12. Notre Dame was the District 11 champion.
NEWS
February 7, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham and Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Philadelphia School District says it would cost as much as $500 million to enroll 15,000 more students in new charter schools - about 20 times more than the amount offered by a private group. The Philadelphia School Partnership this week announced a gift of $25 million to the beleaguered school system to "take the cost issue off the table" and encourage the district to consider 39 charter applications on their merits alone. But were the SRC to add those charter seats, the price over six years would be much higher - if a fixed cost claimed by the district but disputed by PSP is used to do the math.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
You are not going to understand the topic of Shashwat Kishore's research project, and that is OK. Suffice it to say that those who do understand it - a branch of abstract mathematics called representation theory - are very impressed. "What he did could be a good part of a Ph.D. thesis for a graduate student at a good university," said Pavel Etingof, a math professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That will have to wait a few years. Kishore, 18, is a senior at Unionville High School in Kennett Square.
SPORTS
January 8, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
DaShon Giddings scored 20 points in the second half to rally host Del-Val Charter to a come-from-behind, 80-66 win over Math, Civics and Sciences Tuesday in a Public League Division A matchup. Giddings made six of his seven shots from the field and went seven for eight from the line in the second half, leading the charge after the Warriors trailed by as much as 12 in the first half. "Our guys stuck together," Del-Val Charter coach Jason Harrigan said. "They just trusted the system and played with each other.
SPORTS
January 8, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD, Philly.com jtannenwald@phillynews.com
IT'S NO SECRET the Union has spent many months trying to get rid of goalkeeper Zac MacMath. The team tried repeatedly to trade him, to no avail. It left him unprotected in the expansion draft in the hope that Orlando City or New York City FC would take him, and neither did. So the Union was yet again stuck with three starting-caliber goalkeepers, including two - Algerian Raïs Mbolhi and Jamaican Andre Blake - who are starters on their respective national...
SPORTS
December 15, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samir Doughty scored a school-record 47 points, and Math, Civics, and Sciences beat visiting Elmer L. Meyers, 89-63, Saturday in a nonleague boys' basketball game. Doughty held the previous record of 45 points. The St. John's recruit broke the record on a one-handed layup with 5 minutes, 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Doughty had 21 points in the final period. Coaches vs. Cancer. Lamarr Kimble scored 27 points as Neumann-Goretti defeated Susquehanna Township, 70-62, at Cheltenham.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a year into New Jersey's takeover of the struggling Camden School District, student test scores have shown few signs of improvement, Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard said Monday. Just 21 percent of students in grades 3 through 8 scored at or above the state-mandated proficiency level in English, according to state testing for the 2013-14 school year, with 31 percent demonstrating proficiency in math - rates unchanged from last year. Testing for 11th-grade students showed 57 percent of students were proficient in English, an increase over last year's 41 percent.
SPORTS
October 31, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union had exit meetings with the players Wednesday and goalie Zac MacMath is going against the popular opinion of believing this was his final function with the team. When the Union signed two-time Algerian World Cup keeper Rais Mbolhi in late July and made him the starter, it was seen as a sign that MacMath's days were numbered. (Because of Mbolhi's national team commitments, among other factors, MacMath still played the majority of the late-season games, and finished with 29 starts in 34 matches.)
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