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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
July 31, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
DISTRICT OFFICIALS got more than they bargained for during a meeting about a proposed new school report card last night when parents and teachers unleashed their frustrations about the district's status. The district announced recently that it would abandon the School Performance Index and School Annual Reports as its usual indicators in exchange for a system that is designed with the help of charter schools, parents and community members. After the meeting, school nurse Eileen Duffey summed it up: "When you get to these meetings, you find out there's a dual purpose.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THOMAS EFFERSON University Hospital staff members were puzzled when a Chinese woman who had given birth there wouldn't touch the hospital food. Hospitals, of course, are not famous for gourmet food offerings, but the woman's refusal to eat wasn't because the food was unappetizing. She even turned down Jell-O, juices and salads. Her heritage had taught her that these foods contain "yin," or cold energy, and impede the healing process. When her husband brought her a meal of noodles and rabbit, she dug right in. Joan Ulmer Bretschneider, director of Jefferson's Chinese Community Partnership Program, understood very well what was going on. Jefferson had always made allowances for cultural differences among its patients, but not well enough to suit Bretschneider.
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | By Rita Giordano and Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writers
It started Friday with a memo meant for staff at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade. The school nurse wrote that on Monday, two students were arriving at the K-2 school from Rwanda, an East African nation with no Ebola cases. Even so, the nurse wrote, she was going to take the precaution of monitoring the children's temperatures during school three times a day for 21 days. That memo came to the attention of parents. It sounded an alarm. On Saturday, Maple Shade School Superintendent Beth Norcia sent out a message posted on the district's website, saying that even though the children were symptom-free and were not coming from an infected area, their parents had decided to keep the children home this week.
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
December 13, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jill Townsend Red, 76, of Malvern, a nurse and conservationist, died of nonsmoking lung cancer Thursday, Dec. 8, at home. In 1970, Mrs. Red and her husband, Donald E., moved to Radnor when he joined the radiology staff of Lankenau Hospital. He later chaired the radiology department and was president of the medical staff. While her husband pursued his medical career, Mrs. Red raised four sons, worked as a nurse, and became involved in the community. She and other activists fought to protect the former 46-acre Zantzinger estate in Radnor from development.
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