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September 10, 2012
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High By Tony Danza Crown Archetype. 272 pp. $24 Reviewed by Martha Woodall   When his New York City talk show was canceled in 2007, boxer-turned-actor Tony Danza began thinking about dusting off a teaching degree he had earned decades earlier and heading into the classroom. According to Danza, the favorite part of his talk show was a segment in which producers would collect donated equipment, musical instruments, and books to make over classrooms at impoverished schools.
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September 9, 2009 | By Kristen A. Graham and Naomi Nix INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
About 1,000 new teachers staffed Philadelphia classrooms yesterday. But there was only one actor-turned-educator, and all eyes were on him. Tony Danza started his English-teaching gig at Northeast High yesterday. He's filming Teach, an A&E reality show, at the school. Danza, who has a degree in history education, is not certified to teach, but is sharing his one class a day with a credentialed teacher. His 26 sophomore students were cast from among Northeast's performing arts pupils.
NEWS
August 11, 2009
ONE OF THE discussion items on the School Reform Commission's meeting agenda tomorrow is whether to allow Tony Danza to shoot a reality-TV series in which he'll co-teach at a Philadelphia public high school. Or - to be more candid - whether to pimp our kids' education to an unemployed sit-com actor who wants to kick-start his stalled career on the backs of students who'll be distracted by cameras and microphones. So I guess you know my opinion on this. After tomorrow's discussion, the SRC will vote on Danza's proposal at its Aug. 19 meeting.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T ONY DANZA is back at Northeast High School tomorrow for the third year in a row to host the annual talent show to raise funds for the school. Danza famously taught at the high school for a year for a 2010 A&E reality show. So, what keeps the actor coming back years after the TV cameras left town? "I feel a tremendous debt of gratitude to the school, to spend a year in this school and try to make a difference and be a teacher, which was one of the greatest experiences of my life," Danza told me. "I have an affinity for Philadelphia that goes back to the Philadelphia Bulldogs, the roller hockey team.
NEWS
October 1, 2010 | By DAFNEY TALES, talesd@phillynews.com 215-854-5084
With the premiere of his reality show, "Teach," tonight, actor Tony Danza says he's nervous. Though, it's not so much the fear of looking foolish as many reality-TV show "stars" do. Neither is it fear over whether his latest attempt to revive a stalled career will fail. It's whether the show will do justice to one of America's most demanding, yet thankless jobs - that of the public schoolteacher. "Teachers are so beat up," he said during a phone interview from his New York apartment yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2010
ONE OF the first lessons Tony Danza taught his students at Northeast High School last fall was to keep their hands clean. There he is, in the pilot of his new "reality" show, pointing 10th-grade English students toward the hand-sanitizer dispensers he's stationed just inside his classroom door. When "Teach: Tony Danza" premieres Oct. 1 on A&E, Philadelphians and viewers across the country will finally get a chance to assess the results of an experiment in which the former sitcom star spent a year living in Northern Liberties and teaching "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Julius Caesar" - as well as a bit of hygiene - to two sections of students at Northeast.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a year in a city public school classroom, Tony Danza says his heart is still very much in Philadelphia. But when he visited Northeast High this month, Danza detected a problem. "The morale was kind of low because of the ongoing budget cuts," said Danza, who taught sophomore English at Northeast two years ago for a reality show. "They're talking about cutting school nurses. Can you imagine that?" Actually, the district already has laid off nurses, virtually eliminated summer school, and ordered some employees to take pay cuts and furloughs, among dozens of other painful cuts.
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Will wonders never cease? A reality show premieres Friday that's serious and uplifting and illuminates a crucial area of American society, public education, one of many that people know so little about but are so quick to discuss. And it's set at Philadelphia's sprawling Northeast High School. Teach: Tony Danza, debuting at 10 p.m. on A&E, follows the path of former sitcom star Tony Danza, who worked last school year as a 10th-grade English teacher and coach. The noble profession is getting kicked around a lot these days, as politicians try to balance budgets by cutting teachers' salaries and pensions.
NEWS
April 17, 1989 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
It's not a question of who's the boss in the Tony Danza vehicle She's Out of Control, in which the television thespian stars as a single father of two blossoming teenage daughters. It's a question of what's the boss. In this land of the bland where father knows worst and Daddy's little girls are sitcom versions of Lear's ungrateful daughters, the hormone is queen. Supposedly Katie Simpson (Ami Dolenz, daughter of Monkee Mickey) is an awkward, introverted 15-year-old. But even wearing braces and Coke-bottle glasses and dancing like Jerry Lewis, it's clear that she's a knockout.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1989 | By Yardena Arar, Los Angeles Daily News
The opening scene of "She's Out of Control" looks more like a mystery- thriller than a family comedy: An unseen man storms into a radio station in the dark of night, tries to throttle another unseen individual and winds up taking a three-story dive through a plate-glass window. But, ha-ha, folks, no harm done: Seconds later, Tony Danza emerges from a hospital room wearing a neck brace but otherwise apparently unscathed. And that's not the most unbelievable - or least amusing - event in the 90 or so minutes that follow.
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March 4, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danza returns to Northeast   Tony Danza is coming back to Northeast High School. He taught there during the 2009-2010 school year, basis for the A&E show Teach: Tony Danza . Every year since, he's hosted Teachers vs. Students Talent Show, to raise funds for the school. It's March 23.   Kanye drops name of CD On Saturday, Kanye West Twitter'd the title and cover of his next album. Title: So Help Me God . Cover: a four-sided shape with m 's at each corner.
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March 20, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T ONY DANZA is back at Northeast High School tomorrow for the third year in a row to host the annual talent show to raise funds for the school. Danza famously taught at the high school for a year for a 2010 A&E reality show. So, what keeps the actor coming back years after the TV cameras left town? "I feel a tremendous debt of gratitude to the school, to spend a year in this school and try to make a difference and be a teacher, which was one of the greatest experiences of my life," Danza told me. "I have an affinity for Philadelphia that goes back to the Philadelphia Bulldogs, the roller hockey team.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hot news flash! Barack Obama is not Satan ! At least, not in the smash-hit History Channel series The Bible . Actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni plays the devil in a hoodie, and a bunch of people on the Web thought he looked a little too much like the 44th prez. Charges flew: They did it on purpose! Thousands of tweets and posts! Glenn Beck (it would be him) was among them: "Anyone else think the Devil in #The Bible Sunday on the History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?"
NEWS
September 21, 2012
Credit the man in the arena Tony Danza's remarks about the state of public education in the United States are absolutely correct ("Tony Danza's school of hard knocks," Sept. 13). The so-called experts who criticize public education, but have never actually taught in a classroom, should heed Theodore Roosevelt's remarks: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before he took to Broadway as a song-and-dance man, before he kept house in Who's the Boss? , before he helped make sitcom history as addled boxer Tony Banta in Taxi , Tony Danza wanted to be a teacher. Nearly four decades after earning a degree in history from the University of Dubuque in Iowa, Danza finally got his wish with the A&E reality show Teach: Tony Danza , which had him teach sophomore English at Northeast High in Philadelphia for the 2009-10 academic year.
NEWS
September 10, 2012
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High By Tony Danza Crown Archetype. 272 pp. $24 Reviewed by Martha Woodall   When his New York City talk show was canceled in 2007, boxer-turned-actor Tony Danza began thinking about dusting off a teaching degree he had earned decades earlier and heading into the classroom. According to Danza, the favorite part of his talk show was a segment in which producers would collect donated equipment, musical instruments, and books to make over classrooms at impoverished schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marvin Hamlisch was remembered as a "great, giving genius" (by former President Bill Clinton ) and "the merriest of minstrels" (Sir Howard Stringer, chairman of Sony Corp.) at a celebrity-heavy funeral Tuesday at the prominent Manhattan synagogue Congregation Emanu-El, which was also the site of George Gershwin 's funeral in 1937. "Genius is rare enough, but a good-hearted genius is rarer still. A good-hearted, humble, and hilarious genius is almost unheard of," Clinton said of Hamlisch, 68, who died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles.
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February 22, 2012 | By Dan Gross
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NEWS
February 16, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a year in a city public school classroom, Tony Danza says his heart is still very much in Philadelphia. But when he visited Northeast High this month, Danza detected a problem. "The morale was kind of low because of the ongoing budget cuts," said Danza, who taught sophomore English at Northeast two years ago for a reality show. "They're talking about cutting school nurses. Can you imagine that?" Actually, the district already has laid off nurses, virtually eliminated summer school, and ordered some employees to take pay cuts and furloughs, among dozens of other painful cuts.
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