September 30, 2000 |
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.
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.
May 7, 1992 |
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.
March 1, 2012 |
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.
June 24, 1991 |
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.
July 1, 2014 |
OVER THE PAST year and a half, I have walked the halls of Philadelphia schools and spoken with students of all ages. I have met with parents in community centers, cafeterias and gymnasiums to hear their worries and frustrations. I have heard from teachers who, day in and day out, go to work unsure if they will have enough paper for their students or worried that a child will have a medical emergency on a day when there is no school nurse available. For the past several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools.
October 20, 2012 |
Sixth grader William Potts was ready to run at Haddonfield Middle School's last cross-country practice, as he has been almost every practice day since September. The coed team's roster lists 82 participants, but only two to three dozen attend the optional five-day-a-week workouts, coach Maureen Baker said last week. Will came to almost every one, she said - "maybe he missed one. " The 11-year-old stretched like the other runners, performed drills, and sported Bulldog red and white on the 11/2-mile racecourses.
February 22, 1988 |
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.
January 25, 2013
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why are so many public-school students needlessly going hungry? Only 35 percent of New Jersey's 471,714 children eligible for a free or reduced-price meal received breakfast at school last year. That's among the lowest participation rates in the country. New Jersey ranks 46th in the number of low-income students who get breakfast at school. Pennsylvania is 36th. Nationally, only about 50 percent of students in the reduced or free lunch program eat a school breakfast.
October 12, 2012 |
"HERE COMES the Boom" star Kevin James is not the kind of star to pull rank on a less famous actor, a skill he learned from Will Smith. James remembers that when he got his big break - to star alongside Smith in "Hitch," he worried about stepping on the superstar's toes. Some stars can be touchy. But not Smith, said James. "He literally built me up in that movie. He kept saying more, Kevin, give us more. I think somebody less confident or more worried about themselves might have tried to push the other guy down.