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December 13, 1992 | By Eric L. Smith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Alarmed by violence involving area high school students and citing pressures in Palmyra, some school officials are asking for help. Dori Levy, director of Palmyra High School's child study team, told the Board of Education she needs another part-time psychologist. The number of children from dysfunctional families has increased dramatically, she told the board Dec. 1, and her counseling staff is overworked. "I see a real need for an additional psychologist," she pleaded. "It's very needed.
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July 16, 1999 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Technology that revolutionized the classroom has come to the guidance office at the 1999 Summer Technology Institute for School Counselors and Counselor Educators. Held this week at Villanova University, it is the first technological gathering of public, private and parochial school counselors from across the United States and Canada, said Ken Hartman, creator and director. It is designed to meet the specialized needs of counselors in kindergarten through 12th grade. "Schools hold in-service classes for teachers on how to computerize lesson plans, but that does nothing for a guidance counselor," Hartman said.
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August 14, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SUPREME COURT of Pennsylvania will hear an appeal from the school district and the School Reform Commission related to the cancellation of the teachers' contract, according to an order issued by the court earlier this week. The judges will address the issue of whether certain sections of state law "authorized the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia to cancel their collective bargaining agreement with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and impose new economic terms," according to the order.
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February 5, 2011 | By JAN RANSOM, ransomj@phillynews.com 215-854-5218
CARNEZ BOONE would have been back home in Delaware County by now. But Boone, a 14-year-old Collingdale boy who had been sent to a residential treatment program in western Pennsylvania, disappeared in the murky water at Lakeside Park in Stoneboro last summer, drowning after having jumped off the high dive. Besides having to deal with Carnez's early death, his mother, Okita Allen, can't help but wonder what he was doing on the diving board in the first place. Carnez couldn't swim.
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October 28, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA With their guidance counselors laid off or overworked, city high school students on Saturday turned to workshops at universities and libraries for help with their college-entrance essays. They included Tyzhay Scott, a senior who watched the number of his school's counselors dwindle from three to one this year. "She tries her best to get to each individual student, but it's hard," Scott said of the only guidance counselor at the High School of Engineering and Science.
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March 20, 2003
Hiring more guidance counselors a good step At last, someone in education recognizes the unique and important contribution that guidance counselors can make in a school reform movement ("Dream weaver," Inquirer, March 2). Philadelphia School Superintendent Paul Vallas should be congratulated and supported for increasing the number of high school counselors available to students and parents. But hiring new counselors is only the first step. Now it's up to each high school principal to permit counselors to do what they were hired to do (helping students with their academic, personal and career development)
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November 6, 2000 | By Kaitlin Gurney, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
School counselors and other educators gathered last week to hear how they can prepare for one of their worst nightmares: a South Jersey version of the Columbine shooting. Rowan University's sixth annual symposium for school counselors and psychologists focused on school violence, featuring a keynote speaker who has been part of crisis-intervention teams after shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and a middle school in Jonesboro, Ark. There are two kinds of schools - those that have had a violence crisis and those that are at risk of having one, Ted Feinberg told 120 educators at the Holiday Inn Select.
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November 22, 1986 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's public high school students received their first report cards of the term this week, and on Monday the school district will open seven tutoring centers to help students having academic trouble. Students will receive individual help two days a week from certified teachers in English, math, social studies and science. About 20,000 students were in the program in the second semester of the last school year when the district provided similar tutoring help for high school students at risk of failing.
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December 19, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A BUCKS COUNTY town is embroiled in a sex-tape scandal involving middle-school pupils. Earlier this week, administrators at Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School were notified that pupils were circulating a cellphone video depicting "sexual conduct" between two children, said Lt. John Godzieba, acting chief of Bristol Township Police. It was unclear last night if the kids depicted in the video are pupils at the school. As part of their inquiry, Godzieba said, investigators confiscated 10 cellphones from pupils at Roosevelt, on Veterans Highway near Winder Drive in Bristol.
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April 11, 2007 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Students at Haddonfield Memorial High School mourned the loss of a beloved classmate yesterday as they returned to classes following the Easter break. "It's been a very bad day, a rough day," said schools Superintendent Joe O'Brien. "But the Haddonfield community has responded with plenty of care and love. We've come together as a family. " Early Sunday, John "J.T. " Haggerty, 17, a popular member of the school's football and wrestling teams, inexplicably led Philadelphia police on a car chase that ended when he crashed into the median divider and abandoned his car mid-span on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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August 14, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SUPREME COURT of Pennsylvania will hear an appeal from the school district and the School Reform Commission related to the cancellation of the teachers' contract, according to an order issued by the court earlier this week. The judges will address the issue of whether certain sections of state law "authorized the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia to cancel their collective bargaining agreement with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and impose new economic terms," according to the order.
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July 9, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every Philadelphia public school could have a full-time counselor in September, and dozens of laid-off counselors stand to be rehired, if a recently issued arbitrator's decision stands. Handing the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers a significant victory, the independent arbitrator ruled that the district was out of bounds when it bypassed seniority in recalling laid-off employees, and that it was in violation of its contract by failing to have one full-time counselor at every school, union officials confirmed Tuesday.
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December 20, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years. Buffeted by years of brutal budgets, city school officials Thursday laid out a five-year financial plan that raised little hope the district would see many improvements. Without a significant course correction, officials said, the district will continue to simply limp along.
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December 19, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A BUCKS COUNTY town is embroiled in a sex-tape scandal involving middle-school pupils. Earlier this week, administrators at Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School were notified that pupils were circulating a cellphone video depicting "sexual conduct" between two children, said Lt. John Godzieba, acting chief of Bristol Township Police. It was unclear last night if the kids depicted in the video are pupils at the school. As part of their inquiry, Godzieba said, investigators confiscated 10 cellphones from pupils at Roosevelt, on Veterans Highway near Winder Drive in Bristol.
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December 11, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The school counselor whose social-media accounts carried a threatening message addressed to "die-in" protesters outside Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation continues, the school district said. MaryKate Blankenburg, a guidance counselor at the Central Bucks School District, will be paid during the leave, said Melanie Sullivan, Central Bucks School District community relations coordinator. The post, appearing on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of MaryKate Blankenburg, addressed those who planned to protest after the Seattle Seahawks-Philadelphia Eagles game.
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December 10, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Central Bucks School District and Montgomery County are investigating a threatening message, posted on social media, attributed to the accounts of a Central Bucks High School West employee. The post, appearing on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of MaryKate Blankenburg, a guidance counselor at the high school, addressed potential protesters at the Eagles game Sunday. "If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You've been warned idiots!
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March 11, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Rucci was at the movies when he got word that his friend Dante DeSimone had been killed in an accident. When, the next morning, Rucci and many of his fellow Upper Darby High School classmates were summoned one by one to counselors' offices, he dreaded having to talk about the accident. But the counselor didn't push Rucci to talk about his feelings of loss and fear. She simply said, "If you want to talk, I'm here. " "It wasn't what I expected," Rucci, 17, said. "But it really helped.
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October 28, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA With their guidance counselors laid off or overworked, city high school students on Saturday turned to workshops at universities and libraries for help with their college-entrance essays. They included Tyzhay Scott, a senior who watched the number of his school's counselors dwindle from three to one this year. "She tries her best to get to each individual student, but it's hard," Scott said of the only guidance counselor at the High School of Engineering and Science.
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October 19, 2013 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside School District headquarters, the School Reform Commission listened Thursday night to pleas to restore counselors to every public school. Outside, hundreds gathered to mourn the death of a sixth-grade girl last month after an asthma attack at Bryant School, which had no nurse on duty. Crises continue on nearly every front for the troubled Philadelphia School District, whose officials are even considering selling some of its valuable artwork to raise cash. About 60 of the district's 1,100 paintings, once hung in schools and for the last decade in storage, together could fetch $200,000 to $600,000, officials estimate.
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September 12, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Let me tell you about Peter Zadro's first day of school as an itinerant guidance counselor. Honest, that's his title in the continuing drama of the Philadelphia school crisis. On Monday, Zadro visited three of his schools. "I was just trying to meet the principals," he said. He spent a couple of hours at each location. On Tuesday, he traveled to another school for the first time. And he isn't done yet. Zadro, a guidance counselor for 25 years, has been assigned eight schools, at all grade levels, extending from South Philadelphia to Kensington.
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