June 7, 2016 |
Summer school isn't new. But college students have found a new motivation to go: Save money. "In the past, it was, 'No way, I've been in class for 15 weeks, two semesters, I want a break,' " said Danyelle Thurman, the head of advising for Rutgers-Camden's arts and sciences school. "Now . . . the cost of college is increasing, they're trying to get out in a timely manner and not prolong things. " Colleges are increasingly stressing the financial benefits of graduating on time - or even early.
April 28, 2016 |
The Camden School District is offering a daylong, five-week summer school this year for as many as 1,000 students from ages 3 to 19, officials said Tuesday. The free program, from July 6 through Aug. 5, will focus on reading and math but also include field trips, sports, and other curriculums. The voluntary program will include breakfast and lunch, and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can take school buses to get there, officials said. Summer school programs offered by the district in previous years ran only to midday, and provided no transportation.
April 17, 2016
A story in Friday's Inquirer erred in reporting that Philadelphia School District officials expect twice as many high school students to fail courses this year and be required to attend summer school. The district has expanded its summer program to accommodate juniors as well as seniors this year, a move that will double the available slots. However, officials say they do not yet know whether enrollment will grow because final student grades are not in. A story in Friday's Business section erred in reporting the name of the law school at Drexel University.
April 16, 2016 |
This correction appears in Saturday's Inquirer and Daily News: A story in Friday's Inquirer erred in reporting that Philadelphia School District officials expect twice as many high school students to fail courses this year and be required to attend summer school. The district has expanded its summer program to accommodate juniors as well as seniors this year, a move that will double the available slots. However, officials say they do not yet know whether enrollment will grow because final student grades are not in. The original story follows below.
November 6, 2015 |
WHEN COMMUNITY College of Philadelphia was locked down after a report of a gunman last month, you could almost feel the city hold its collective breath. A day before the Oct. 6 lockdown, an online post threatened an attack at an area university. The day thankfully came and went without incident, but then we were wondering if our luck had run out. The lockdown was lifted more than an hour later, with a student who reportedly pulled a gun on another student taken into police custody.
January 25, 2015 |
At Harriton High School in Lower Merion, Joe Dillon avoided the party crowd. But after a girlfriend broke his heart, his buddies talked him into drinking. On the night of August 9, 1976, Dillon, then 21, was drunk when he decided to dive off a wall into the bay at Somers Point, N.J. He dove 13 feet - into what turned out to be 18 inches of water, shattering his fourth cervical vertebra into splinters. His head was attached to his body by only his spinal cord and ligaments. At the hospital, he was put into traction, and for the first six weeks, all he could do was wiggle his shoulders.
August 27, 2014 |
If there is one thing that has impressed Penn State offensive coordinator John Donovan since he started his job in January, it's the ability of senior running back Bill Belton to fearlessly move his body into the way of a blitzing linebacker on pass plays. "He's a pretty tough kid," Donovan said Monday of Belton, a senior running back from Winslow Township High School in Camden County. "He's a good pass protector, which is something that's not always easy for a running back. "You normally wouldn't think the guy could be great at pass protection," he added, probably in reference to Belton's size of 5-foot-10 and 204 pounds.
July 22, 2014 |
At the beginning of a work week that promised hot, steamy days, five high school students put on bug repellent, yellow hard hats, gardening gloves, and work boots before Monday's shift at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. For the next several hours, they pushed wheelbarrows full of water, shoveled soil, and tended to the native plants they added last week to the area in front of the visitor center. The crew members are in the middle of a six-week summer job that calls for them to work on projects varying from removing invasive plants to replacing park benches - thus the hard hats.
June 22, 2014 |
Kamri Staples was determined to let nothing stop her drive to a career in medicine - not the chaos in Chester's struggling public schools, not lack of money, not even a bureaucratic screw-up that evidently robbed her of a chance to transfer to elite Episcopal Academy. Now, by winning a national honor that makes her a rarity in the troubled district, the 17-year-old can laugh at what she calls her one moment of high anxiety: when she got to watch a gall bladder removal during a Lankenau Science Symposium, right around lunchtime.