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Parents anxiously await decision on Philly schools

published Thu, Aug 14 2014 21:35 GMT
Superintendent Hite will announce whether schools will open on time or have further layoffs in light of budget shortfall.

Decision pending on whether Phila. schools will open on time

published Thu, Aug 14 2014 18:30 GMT
Will Philadelphia schools open on Sept. 8, as scheduled? Can the nearly broke system afford to run classes all year? Will officials lay off more ... more

PhillyDeals: Penn State trustees vote not to challenge penalties, fines or sanctions

published Thu, Aug 14 2014 06:33 GMT
Pennsylvania State University's divided board of trustees treated Nittany Lions fans to a rare public debate Wednesday. Trustees voted, 19-8, in favor of a litigation ... more

Solomonov and Cook try their hand at hummus

published Wed, Aug 13 2014 21:29 GMT
They have done BBQ (Percy Street) and doughnuts and fried chicken (Federal Donuts) and Israeli food (Zahav) - and for a while they did Mexican ... more

Lunch aide rises to teachers union leader

published Wed, Aug 13 2014 08:00 GMT
WASHINGTON - She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the ... more

Parents of various faiths send children off to college

published Wed, Aug 13 2014 04:45 GMT
Julia Pace of Lower Gwynedd will be leaving for college on Thursday. She's excited, but her parents are nervous. Jane Pace worries that her 18-year-old ... more