La Salle to allow dogs as pets in campus dorm

La Salle University announced this week it will allow students to have dogs as pets in one of its residence halls. It appears to be the first college in Philadelphia to do so. It's not common nationally either.

Temple’s WRTI radio station is now a classical music promoter, too

Presenting and curating music with an ear toward the local community fills a surprisingly vital need, our critic finds.

Temple’s WRTI radio station is now a classical music promoter, too

Presenting and curating music with an ear toward the local community fills a surprisingly vital need, our critic finds.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers | Opinion

Superintendent William Hite: In Philadelphia, we are committed to expanding access to high-quality, culturally relevant instructional materials while also diversifying the teacher workforce.
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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers | Opinion

Superintendent William Hite: In Philadelphia, we are committed to expanding access to high-quality, culturally relevant instructional materials while also diversifying the teacher workforce.
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At Glen Mills, leaders have used the school’s prestige to silence abused students — for decades

Numerous counselors and students at Glen Mills Schools say violence was an open secret but threats kept them from reporting it.

Gettysburg College trustee resigns over offensive yearbook photo

“I understand how disturbing this image is to members of the Gettysburg College community, and especially those who are Jewish,” trustee Bob Garthwait, 58, said in the statement. "As a sophomore in 1980, I was not fully aware of the significance of those symbols..."

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Integration without more equitable funding will not fix schools | Opinion

Desegregation is touted as a gold standard of equality and progress. But ending segregation is different from creating integration, let alone justice and equity.

‘I wanted to thrive.’ How Kishon Carter found success, and college credits, after leaving high school

“It was hard, because I always said I never wanted a regular job, I wanted a career,” Carter said. “But there weren’t a lot of people in my neighborhood who had that.”

Pennsylvania school threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

About a third of the tips received were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.

Can you teach students to be happy? Colleges are trying.

Can colleges address mental health problems in students before they begin? Teach students to be more resilient, mentally healthier, maybe even happier?

Temple to offer new scholarship to help students graduate

The university announced the $1.5 million program Monday. Some aid will be provided to incoming students and the rest to current students, close to graduation, who need help to complete their degree.

‘The gravity of the situation is dire’: How Drexel students saved their student newspaper

Like many student newspapers, the Triangle was hit by market forces: Advertising revenue has plummeted. Around the country, more than half of college newspapers that responded to a 2018 College Media Association survey indicated they had to reduce print schedules in the previous year.

Newspaper ads placed by former slaves seeking missing relatives to be read on stage at Villanova

A cast of 75 will bring to life the voices of mothers searching for their children, husbands for their wives, daughters and sons for their parents, siblings for each other.

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These Philly-area college students gave up their phones. They discovered an addiction. | Maria Panaritis

A group of St. Joseph's University undergrads ditched their phones for a day. Don't try this at home.

Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.

To spice up its culinary program, a New Jersey college wants to cook with cannabis

Atlantic Cape Community College may soon offer classes on cannabis. Its culinary arts program, which trains chefs to work in the Atlantic City casino industry and beyond, also may teach cooking with cannabis.

Pa.'s FedLoan cited for ‘failed-call rate’ for student loans. U.S. Education Dept. ‘asleep at the wheel,’ report says.

FedLoan’s failure rate was 10.6 percent in April 2017, more than double the average of 4.3 percent for all services.

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