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PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 students from the School District of Philadelphia demonstrated ways to teach their peers how to save a life.
District Offers Students School and Home Access to SAT, PSAT and AP Exam Prep Mountain View, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 The School District of Philadelphia has selected online test prep from Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) to prepare its students for success on college readiness exams.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said he has named Joseph M. Torsella as chairman of the State Board of Education. Torsella, who joined the board earlier this year, was among 12 board members unanimously confirmed by the state Senate in April.
By Jane M. Von Bergen, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul.
The school boards and superintendents of five urban school districts have been chosen to participate in a two-year national training in school board policy best practices, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today.
By Martha Woodall and Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 12--An ongoing federal investigation at Philadelphia Academy Charter School prompted the Rendell administration last week to draft a school-code provision prohibiting charter school administrators from collecting multiple salaries.
PHILADELPHIA, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- School test scores recently released by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment reveal that schools partnering with private education management organizations (EMO's) -- including EdisonLearning -- showed greater gains in student achievement than the schools operated by the Philadelphia School District.
By Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Daily News Jul. 2--Despite the six years of improved student math and reading test scores announced Monday, a shake-up is under way at the School District of Philadelphia.
By Kristen A. Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 1--Philadelphia public schools' test scores are up for a record sixth year in a row -- but more than half of all students are still performing below grade level in math and reading.
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