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April 10, 1998 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Danny B. Storaska, 55, of Richboro, a high school physics teacher who was known for his ability to head off potential problems, died Tuesday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. A member of the faculty at Pennsbury High School since 1965, Mr. Storaska was a past president of the Pennsbury Education Association and had served as chief contract negotiator for many years. He also coached the school chess team and was a member of the computer-selection committee. "Danny was a quiet man, but strong," said Marie Robinson, an elementary school teacher and president of the Pennsbury Education Association.
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October 9, 1997 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Richard Russell Maxwell, 55, of Glen Mills, a teacher at Upper Darby High School for 29 years, died of a brain tumor Tuesday at his home. Mr. Maxwell taught physics at Upper Darby until his retirement in 1996. He then taught for a short period at the Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square. Mr. Maxwell was born in South Orange, N.J. He graduated from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) High School, and Pennsylvania State University in 1965. At Penn State he was president of the glee club and of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
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March 26, 2000 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Tim Clarke, who has taught physics at Moorestown Friends School since 1995, has been named an outstanding high school physics teacher by American University. Clarke was one of 20 teachers nationwide honored by the university's physics department from more than 300 responses received to a survey distributed to students at the university. He was nominated by Greg Rollins, a Shamong resident who graduated from Moorestown Friends in 1998 and who is now a sophomore at the Washington, D.C., school.
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May 17, 1987 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
At the Duzen home, it goes something like this: He loves her, she loves him. He loves to cook, and she loves his cooking. Together, they both love to eat. All of which makes for a very nice relationship. It's Carl Duzen who does most of the couple's cooking and just about all of the grocery shopping. Susan pitches in once in a while, but for the most part, if she's in the kitchen, then it's the family baking that's at hand. One visit to the Duzen home in Havertown makes it quickly obvious that the kitchen is a special place.
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March 15, 1998 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When physics teacher Amy McDonald wanted to demonstrate the principles of motion, she put on roller skates. Her materials for classroom experiments at Archbishop Prendergast High School sound like a supermarket shopping list. To show how light is transmitted, she uses sugar packets, wax paper and nylon stockings. With the help of a few feathers, she explains prisms. McDonald's unusual teaching style was part of the reason the National Science Foundation selected her as one of 30 teachers nationwide to take part in the 1997-98 Teacher Research Update Experience (TRUE)
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February 21, 2016
A longtime Ridley High School teacher and athletic coach has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student, the Delaware County District Attorney's office announced Friday. Gregory Stanczuk, 52, of West Chester, "used his position of trust and authority to exploit the victim," said District Attorney Jack Whelan. Stanczuk has been a physics teacher for 30 years and has served as head coach of the girl's track-and-field team. According to the DA's office, Stanczuk befriended a former student when she was a freshman on the team and in his class.
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March 9, 1989 | By Hobart Rowland, Special to The Inquirer
Bridges came crashing down Saturday. The competition, one of several events at the Physics Olympics at Lower Merion High School, challenged the ingenuity of students from area high schools by moving physics out of the classrooms and applying its theories to the real world. To build a strong bridge, said Lower Merion physics teacher Karl Duzen, a student must understand the properties of the materials he or she is working with. The top finishers "were able to analyze how and where the forces are applied and design the structure to be strongest at those points," Duzen said.
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December 7, 1994 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Yale David Plotnick, 85, a Camden High graduate who later had a 44- year career as an educator in Camden City schools, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. He was a Cherry Hill resident. Born in Camden, Mr. Plotnick graduated from Camden City High School in 1925 when he was only 16. He returned to Camden City schools in 1930 as a science and physics teacher at Hatch Junior High School, then at Woodrow Wilson High School. He was named principal of the Broadway Elementary School in 1958, and later was principal at the Dudley Elementary School and the Cooper-Grant School.
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May 5, 1996 | By Eddie Olsen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
School Superintendent David Hornbeck said yesterday that he would seek a "full investigation" into allegations that a teacher smoked crack cocaine in a classroom at Benjamin Franklin High School. The teacher, Caleb Jackson, 41, who lives in the 2300 block of North Colorado Street in North Philadelphia, on Friday was charged with possession of narcotics. Police said they were summoned to the school by Principal Tilghman Moore after Jackson was discovered inhaling from a pipe inside Classroom 305 Friday morning.
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May 28, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia schoolteacher has been sentenced to five years in a state prison in connection with a drug deal last September outside Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. Paul Stein, 35, who was a physics teacher at George Washington Carver Magnet School, drew a mandatory five years from a Montgomery County Court judge; Stein was illegally carrying a loaded 9mm handgun when he sold a pound of marijuana to undercover officers Sept. 8. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to deliver the drugs.
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February 21, 2016
A longtime Ridley High School teacher and athletic coach has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student, the Delaware County District Attorney's office announced Friday. Gregory Stanczuk, 52, of West Chester, "used his position of trust and authority to exploit the victim," said District Attorney Jack Whelan. Stanczuk has been a physics teacher for 30 years and has served as head coach of the girl's track-and-field team. According to the DA's office, Stanczuk befriended a former student when she was a freshman on the team and in his class.
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March 23, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was not your typical March Madness for the competitors who were vying to become the Final Five. The fans inside the Chester County high school weren't crowded around a basketball court, but around lab tables. The only hoops the kids had to jump through were metaphoric: the pressure of defending scientific theories during sharp questioning from physics experts. Success meant a trip of a lifetime to Thailand this summer. The students, who in June will become the first U.S. team in eight years to take part in the prestigious International Young Physicists Tournament, aren't from any upscale private academy - they're just hardworking kids from Phoenixville Area High School.
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July 7, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rosalind Echols' teaching methods are not exactly conventional. So instead of spending the summer reading up on the scientific method to write a lesson plan, she will cruise through Alaskan waters with a team of scientists to see the process in action. Echols, a physics teacher at Science Leadership Academy in Center City, uses real-life experience in her classes. One of her favorite assignments is to ask students to study the subway to see how force causes riders to stumble if they don't grab a handbar.
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May 30, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first recipients of a scholarship dedicated to the memory of a beloved Penncrest High School physics teacher are expected to be announced Friday. The winners - a boy and girl - will be disclosed at an awards ceremony for graduating seniors at the Delaware County school, said Jonathan Miniman, a Penncrest alumnus who has helped drive the fund-raising effort for a scholarship in honor of Robert Malkovsky. Malkovsky - Mr. Mal, or just Mal, to students and colleagues - has been described as a life-changing educator by his former students.
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March 20, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Washington Township Board of Education is considering cutting two or three physical education teaching positions and reducing the number of days it offers gym classes to high school students, in an effort to manage costs. About 50 teachers went to Monday's school board meeting to protest the plan. They said the proposal would adversely affect at-risk and struggling students and increase already large class sizes. Most high school students take physical education four days a week and have a science lab the fifth day. That day, teachers said, is important for students who need more attention.
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May 28, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia schoolteacher has been sentenced to five years in a state prison in connection with a drug deal last September outside Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. Paul Stein, 35, who was a physics teacher at George Washington Carver Magnet School, drew a mandatory five years from a Montgomery County Court judge; Stein was illegally carrying a loaded 9mm handgun when he sold a pound of marijuana to undercover officers Sept. 8. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to deliver the drugs.
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March 17, 2011 | Associated Press
A Lower Merion High School physics teacher fired over his relationship with a onetime student has sued her for libel in federal court in Philadelphia. Robert Schanne, 43, said his affair with Jenna Addis did not start until the year after her 2003 graduation from Lower Merion. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, describes their relationship as "an occasional intimate relationship from 2004 to 2010. " Addis, 26, grew jealous after he told her last year he was seeing someone else, and threatened to "manufacture details about an alleged improper relationship," the lawsuit said.
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March 17, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A former Lower Merion physics teacher who was fired in January for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student years before has sued his accuser in federal court for slander and libel. Although Robert Schanne, 43, does not deny that he had a relationship with Jenna Addis, now 26, he said that it started "well after" she was his student and that Addis last year fabricated a school-age romance only after she became jealous of his relationship with another woman, according to the lawsuit.
NEWS
November 15, 2010 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the ongoing debate about improving teacher quality in a global economy, perhaps nowhere is the need so keenly felt as in the field of Newton and Einstein. Of the more than 23,000 physics teachers in public and private high schools, just one-third majored in physics or physics education, according to the American Institute of Physics. Each year, the typical teacher education program graduates at most one teacher who specializes in physics; zero is more common. So what's the deal at Rutgers University?
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