February 17, 2015 |
In 2012, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput rescinded the threatened closing of four Catholic high schools after a group of developers, executives, and foundations promised to raise money and take a more active role supporting them. On behalf of those schools, a private group that helps families pay tuition has more than tripled its yearly scholarship grants through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and related credits. The credits allow companies to redirect part of their state taxes to private, independent, and parochial schools so they can provide tuition assistance to any student who applies, until the money runs out. Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools started as an archdiocese-controlled, lay- and ecumenically led, corporate-backed effort in 1980.
August 7, 1999 |
The Philadelphia School District is to receive federal grants worth $3.3 million in the coming months, and a total of $28 million over the next five years, under a program aimed at encouraging inner-city teenagers to attend college. The money, part of $120 million in grants nationwide being announced today by President Clinton in his weekly radio message, is the result of legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Phila.) that seeks to foster partnerships between poor urban and rural school districts, and colleges and universities across the country.
January 25, 1994 |
Catholic high school students will face a $175 tuition increase next year, the smallest in six years, bringing the total school bill to $2,600, according to an archdiocesan spokeswoman. Non-Catholic students attending archdiocesan high schools will pay $200 more, or $3,200 per year, according to spokeswoman Marie Kelly. In a Jan. 18 letter to parents, Msgr. Philip J. Cribben, secretary for Catholic education in the archdiocese, said the 7.2 percent increase was the result of improved enrollment projections and new funding sources.
June 30, 2004 |
Gov. McGreevey yesterday offered thousands of students another reason to attend a New Jersey community college: free tuition. As many as 16,000 spring graduates who finished in the top 20 percent of their class are eligible for free tuition this fall at one of 19 New Jersey community colleges. It is believed to be the first time that a state has offered such a program for its community colleges, said Lawrence Nespoli, president of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.
January 22, 2004 |
It will cost $3,900 - an increase of $200 - to send a student to one of the 21 high schools the Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates in the five counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania in the fall. "Even with this increase in tuition for the next school year, the Catholic high schools administered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will continue to charge one of the lowest tuitions that can be found in a privately funded high school operating anywhere in the United States," Richard McCarron, secretary for Catholic education, said in a letter mailed to parents Friday.
January 20, 2005 |
Tuition for the 22,000 students who attend high schools operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will top $4,000 for the first time in September, officials said yesterday. The archdiocese announced that the basic tuition at its 21 high schools in the five-county region will be $4,140 for the 2005-06 academic year. The $240 increase amounts to 6 percent more than this year's tuition of $3,900. The new rate follows a 5.4 percent increase this school year. Richard McCarron, secretary for Catholic Education, informed parents of the new rate in a letter sent last Friday.
July 31, 2004 |
Tuition at New Jersey's 19 community colleges will rise an average of 4.4 percent this fall, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges said yesterday. The council called the increase modest and said it amounted to an increase of about $3.12 a credit hour. For full-time students, the average increase comes to about $94 a year. Tuition will rise $4 to $70 a credit hour for in-county students at Camden County College; $3 to $71 a credit hour at Gloucester County College, and $1 to $66 a credit hour at Burlington County College.
April 9, 1990 |
The union representing employees of area Super Fresh supermarkets ratified a contract agreement last night after more than six months of negotiations with the company, a union spokesman said. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 voted 391-30 to ratify a three-year pact that includes pension increases of 33.3 percent for full-time workers and 40 percent for part-timers, local spokesman John Lavin said. The new contract also provides hourly pay raises of 50, 60 and 70 cents over the life of the contract, Lavin said.
January 25, 2010 |
Tuition reimbursement was reinstated for the children of 1,500 unionized nurses and health-care professionals at the Temple University Health System by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board last week. About 150 members, whose dependents had been using the benefit, should be reimbursed about $1 million, said Bill Cruice, chief negotiator for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. Michael Horvitz, 59, an emergency-room nurse for 20 years, said that he had used the benefit to enhance his nursing education and that now his learning-disabled son planned to use it for his education.
April 2, 2010 |
Shouting slogans and hoisting placards, hundreds of Temple University Hospital nurses and technical employees walked a picket line Thursday amid a standoff over management demands for benefit cuts and other union concessions. Some 1,500 nurses and technical staff walked off their jobs on Wednesday, incensed that the hospital had eliminated a popular tuition assistance program and had failed to add nurses in what they described as understaffed units, among other grievances. "It's a matter of respect," said nurse Lisa Antenucci.