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December 14, 2012 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SUPERINTENDENT William R. Hite Jr., saying he had "few options," announced Thursday that the School District will recommend closing 37 schools as part of a plan to establish "a school system that is better run, safer and higher performing. " Calling it "a historic moment," Hite said his recommendations also included changing the grade levels of 23 schools and making other program changes affecting another seven. The total savings for the district could be up to $28 million beginning in 2014-15, he said.
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August 31, 2011 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Once I was the mom who was cranky with the school-supply scene, the search-and-destroy missions for folders, notebooks, lunch boxes, and backpacks. Now, I get misty when I see the stampede at the malls and the discount stores. Sometimes, I have to turn away as the feelings of loss - yes, loss - engulf me. I miss the clarion call to action that I used to heed every late August with my three girls, now grown. Back then, we'd drift into back-to-school mode, half-dreamily at first, then full-throttle.
NEWS
August 16, 2006 | DEBBIE WOODELL
YOU LAUGHED at the commercial: a father joyfully tossing school supplies into a shopping cart, while his kids trudged along, to the music of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. " But for many gay and lesbian students, this is not a wonderful time. For some, summer offered a reprieve from taunting or even physical harm. For others, this summer is when they've come to realize that they are gay, and this fall will be either a return to the closet or the threat of harm. Some adults who ought to know better have shown that they are among the most intolerant.
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January 11, 1996 | by Yvette Ousley, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Saturday classes? Extended school days? Canceled holidays? They're all options that the city's public and parochial schools may consider to make up for days lost because of this week's blizzard. Some 330,000 public and parochial students have been off this week because of safety concerns stemming from snow-covered roads. But in staying home, they're using up snow days that were built into the school calendar, officials said. Any time they're off now is cutting into the state-mandated hours that kids are required to be in class.
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July 2, 1989 | By Kimberly J. McLarin, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the end of the school budget-making season in Bucks County, the tiny district of Morrisville finds itself once more at the top of a very big list - and it's not the kind of list about which residents brag. In June, the Morrisville school board voted to increase property taxes by 34 mills, keeping Morrisville's property tax rate the highest among Bucks County school districts by far. Property owners will now pay $358.20 for every $1,000 of taxable property. And, said Superintendent C. Van Cain, it is not likely to get better anytime soon.
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November 17, 1992 | By Tanya Barrientos, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It may be harder than students think to turn the opening day of the movie Malcolm X into an unofficial school holiday. Some local theaters won't play along. A few months ago filmmaker Spike Lee urged black students to skip school to come and sit through his 3 1/2-hour film, saying the movie presents "the American history (children) are not getting in school. " Although Lee recently rescinded his comments, local school officials and theater managers are concerned that when the movie opens locally tomorrow, students will play hooky to go Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
AS MOST young people end school for the summer, there's big school news coming out of England. Michael Jackson 's mother, Katherine , has reportedly told Britain's Mail on Sunday that the late pop star's children will attend school for the first time in September. Yes, it will be a private school, but there will be other earthlings there. Prince , 13, Paris , 12, and Blanket , 8, have had private lessons up until now. "Toy Story 3" may be about toys who come to life but the movie's opening brought summer box office back to life with a huge $109 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday.
NEWS
September 5, 1988 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Preparing for Thursday's first day of classes has been a little more complicated this year at the Montgomery School. For starters, back-to-school arrangements included packing and unpacking seven moving vans and using bulldozers and trailer rigs to grade and seed the fields and install the school in a new home. From an office tucked inside a 19th century farmhouse off Route 113 in Chester County, headmaster Geoffrey D. Campbell watched last week as earthmovers toiled in the sloping fields behind the house.
NEWS
April 28, 1988 | By BARBARA BECK, Daily News Staff Writer
"Da Butt" is bustin' loose. Thanks to the group E.U.'s performance of "Da Butt" in Spike Lee's current movie, "School Daze," the song has created a serious dance phenomenon throughout the city. "It's hittin' and stickin' like the Colonel's chicken," says Akim Johnson of Logan, who contends it's the "only" dance to do at local clubs. And the trend may be spreading across the country. Look what's happened since its release in mid-February: The single has been scaling Billboard's soul chart, hitting No. 1 last week.
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October 4, 2013
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December 14, 2012 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SUPERINTENDENT William R. Hite Jr., saying he had "few options," announced Thursday that the School District will recommend closing 37 schools as part of a plan to establish "a school system that is better run, safer and higher performing. " Calling it "a historic moment," Hite said his recommendations also included changing the grade levels of 23 schools and making other program changes affecting another seven. The total savings for the district could be up to $28 million beginning in 2014-15, he said.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
STYLE&SOUL, D1: Fall looks that style-savvy teens want. An empty-nest mom misses the school daze.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2011 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Once I was the mom who was cranky with the school-supply scene, the search-and-destroy missions for folders, notebooks, lunch boxes, and backpacks. Now, I get misty when I see the stampede at the malls and the discount stores. Sometimes, I have to turn away as the feelings of loss - yes, loss - engulf me. I miss the clarion call to action that I used to heed every late August with my three girls, now grown. Back then, we'd drift into back-to-school mode, half-dreamily at first, then full-throttle.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2011
ON ONE SIDE, there's legendary film director Spike Lee . On the other side, there's filmmaker Tyler Perry , whose latest movie, "Madea's Big Happy Family," opened at No. 2 at the box office last weekend. At issue is what passes as positive black movie-making. Lee has long criticized Perry for producing lowbrow comedies heavy on racial stereotyping and Amos-and-Andy-style characterizations. But Perry says Madea, the gun-toting, grandmotherly figure at the heart of so many of his films, and other characters in his comedies reflect a segment of black life.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
AS MOST young people end school for the summer, there's big school news coming out of England. Michael Jackson 's mother, Katherine , has reportedly told Britain's Mail on Sunday that the late pop star's children will attend school for the first time in September. Yes, it will be a private school, but there will be other earthlings there. Prince , 13, Paris , 12, and Blanket , 8, have had private lessons up until now. "Toy Story 3" may be about toys who come to life but the movie's opening brought summer box office back to life with a huge $109 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2006 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradl@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
NOTHING LIKE a new movie to get an actress babbling about the things she once insisted were NOYB. Angelina Jolie stars in "The Good Shepherd," out next Friday, and wouldn't you know it, she's ready to clear up a few things regarding her baby daddy, Brad Pitt, and how they got together. Let's start before it started, when she was "content to be a single mom" and Pitt was seemingly content to be married to "Friends" actress Jennifer Anniston. Then Angie, 31, and Brad, 42, crossed and, er, double-crossed paths while making the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
NEWS
August 16, 2006 | DEBBIE WOODELL
YOU LAUGHED at the commercial: a father joyfully tossing school supplies into a shopping cart, while his kids trudged along, to the music of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. " But for many gay and lesbian students, this is not a wonderful time. For some, summer offered a reprieve from taunting or even physical harm. For others, this summer is when they've come to realize that they are gay, and this fall will be either a return to the closet or the threat of harm. Some adults who ought to know better have shown that they are among the most intolerant.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Men of Baca and Keith Leaphart have improved on the "3rd Friday Collaboration," which will be at the Academy of Natural Sciences tonight. As usual the hits will be banged out by two DJs (Baby DST and Doc B), and there will be a live band (Exquisite Band) to cover tunes at the event, which will start at 8 p.m. Also expect a new addition, a comedy show featuring Rob Stapleton and Roz G. After more than 20 years, the Men of Baca monthly is an institution.
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