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Betsy DeVos on Preparing Youth for Future Jobs

Education is consistently a top concern of executives at The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council gatherings. Preparing youth for the jobs of today, as well as the ever-evolving workplace of tomorrow, is a challenge that many business leaders think…

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Philly area students travel to Syria, visit Mars – virtually

The sixth-grade English class at the Westtown School in West Chester was buzzing with kids eager to talk about all the things they’d just seen in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp – one of the world’s largest, teeming with people fleeing violent conflict in…

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Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

It’s a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that’s too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports…

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Governor looks to emphasize computer science studies

The Wolf Administration seeks the adoption of computer science standards for Pennsylvania schoolchildren, a request that comes with the support of local educators.  Gov. Tom Wolf asked the State Board of Education to adopt “Computer Science for All” standards, a…

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Network for Public Education Study Exposes Charter School Scams

The just released Network for Public Education (NPE) report, Charters and Consequences, documents charter school scams supported by wealthy “philanthropists,” powerful political interests, and an assortment of entrepreneurs looking to make money off of education. Eleven studies look at the charter school assault…

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