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February 10, 2012
IT IS VERY unfortunate that Philadelphia has decided to reduce the number of school nurses. All children benefit from the expertise provided by the school nurse. However, for the child with diabetes, a number of other caregivers can be trained to administer insulin and to recognize and treat low blood sugar. Parents of newly diagnosed children with diabetes quickly learn to care for their child. They also train others, such as family members and babysitters, to provide care. And, of course, older children can usually administer their own insulin.
NEWS
September 17, 2010 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sun was well above the horizon. Yellow buses across the region were rumbling on their way to school. But in a darkened third-floor dorm room at the Hill School, Alexander Hoey, 17, was still heeding a biological imperative at 7 a.m. He was sound asleep. Partway through last year, the school, which is in Pottstown and serves primarily boarding students, moved the start of classes 30 minutes later, to 8:25 a.m. Schools from Minnesota to Maryland have taken a similar tack, in some cases delaying the first bell by more than an hour.
NEWS
January 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Anne Gallagher, 74, a nurse and member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 49 years, died Sunday, Jan. 12, of cancer in Assisi House, Aston Township. She was born in Washington, N.J., and was a graduate of Washington High School. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School in Trenton in 1960. Formerly Sister Margaret Leo, she entered the St. Francis order in 1962 and professed her first vows in 1965. Sister Anne earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1974 from Neumann University in Aston.
NEWS
September 30, 2000 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Sarah E. Dougherty, 77, a dedicated nurse who became head of New Jersey's school nurses in the 1980s, died Monday at Manor Care nursing facility in West Deptford after a short battle with lung cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison Township and was born in Mullica Hill. Miss Dougherty was a registered nurse who began as a surgical nurse. She became a school nurse and eventually headed school health services for the New Jersey Department of Education. During World War II, Miss Dougherty was a surgical nurse at Cooper Hospital in Camden.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
In the second incident of its kind in just over a week, a student in a Philadelphia school shot a classmate with a pellet gun Tuesday afternoon and was suspended and arrested, authorities said. School District spokesman Fernando Gallard said a seventh grader brought a plastic pellet gun to Henry A. Brown Academic Plus School, a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade facility at Sergeant and Jasper Streets in Kensington. The student shot a classmate in the back of the head about 11:30 a.m., officials said.
NEWS
May 7, 1992 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Public school students are not the only ones affected by West Chester's plan to cut back its nursing staff. So too are the four parochial schools and one private school located within the West Chester Area School District. Bishop Shanahan, because of its size, would probably retain its school nurse under the proposed plan to cut the nursing staff from 21 to 10. West Chester Friends School and three parochial elementary schools - Saint Agnes, SS. Philip and James, and SS. Simon and Jude - would share nurses.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 200 people organized by Occupy Philadelphia protested state funding cuts for education outside School District headquarters Thursday afternoon. Some speakers addressed other issues, but the main thrust was education during the rally of Occupy protesters and union leaders at 440 N. Broad St. Gov. Corbett's proposed budget would eliminate $21 million in funding - mainly used for full-day kindergarten and prekindergarten programs - for the Philadelphia School District.
NEWS
June 24, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Brewster, 66, a school nurse who raised three children alone while earning her bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple University, died Friday at her home in Northeast Philadelphia. "Her life was never easy," said her daughter, Mary Brewster Innes. "She could have sat around feeling sorry for herself, but she never did. " Mrs. Brewster was raised in the Holmesburg section of the city. She was a devout Catholic who attended Mass every Sunday and believed in the power of prayer.
NEWS
February 22, 1988 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
One was picked for cheerfully driving a school bus, another for helping a new student feel welcome, and a third for finding innovative ways to keep children interested in school. Those acts - performed by a school bus driver, a school nurse and a kindergarten teacher this year - captured the appreciation of a group of Chester County parents. They are the little things parents said made a big difference in their children's lives. At an award ceremony called the "Gift of Time Tribute" the parents honored area school workers for their warmth toward children.
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Round three on the proposed 1992-93 school budget for West Chester schools Monday produced new ways to pare spending that would save most school nurse positions and keep the elementary instrumental music program intact. Superintendent Thomas Kent gave the board several new proposals to consider that would save the district more than $500,000. The meeting was the third in a series of hearings on the budget of $77.1 million, which represents a 6.7 percent increase. Kent told the board that through redistricting and refining staff positions, he was able to reduce the teaching staff by four for a savings of $250,000, which accounted for the biggest portion of the proposed reductions.
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