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Villanova Recognizes Pulitzer-Prize Winner’s Book On Extinction

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pulitzer-prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert was on the Villanova University campus this past week.

Her book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” 190 more words


Changes Ahead For Panel Running Philadelphia Schools

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The state panel running Philadelphia’s schools could have a much different look in a few months.

The terms of three of the five members of the School Reform Commission expire in January. 132 more words


The High Cost of Digital Distraction

Adults, teenagers—and even many elementary school students—are spending more and more time with smart phones and tablets. These devices that we carry around in our pockets, purses, or backpacks certainly add convenience to our lives, but do they come with a cost? 883 more words

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PA State Schools Union Sets Strike Date Amid Contract Talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The union representing professors and other staff at State Schools — including West Chester University and Cheney University — has announced a strike date. 112 more words


SJ Community College Now Sees 4-Year Schools As Competitors

PEMBERTON, N.J. (CBS) – Rowan College at Burlington County has cancelled a scheduled transfer fair, and informed several four year colleges and universities they may no longer come on campus to lobby prospective students. 156 more words


Panel Discusses Building Trust With Phila. Law, Government, Schools

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – How can we make Philadelphia a more peaceful city?

That was the topic of the Restoring Trust Through Grassroots Peacemaking symposium Thursday night at in Center City. 401 more words


Al Sharpton: "Stop And Frisk Never Worked"

Today on Keeping It Real With Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. and his guest Mary Pat Hector discuss Donald trump and his proposal to restart the stop and frisk practices that statistically targeted minorities. 79 more words