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New Guide Designed To Help High Schoolers Step Up To College

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Futures has released the 27th edition of its “Step Up to College” guide, which provides high school students everything they need to prepare for college. 135 more words


Tentative Agreement Reached To End PA State College Strike

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the Pennsylvania state system of high education and its largest faculty union.

In a prepared statement, The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties has accepted concessions to salary and benefits, in exchange for eliminating most of the changes the state system proposed in June. 228 more words


What Have We Learned if Anything After The Final Debate

Today on Keeping It Real With Rev. Al Sharpton we do our fact checking of statements from both candidates and try to decipher what we have learned if anything from the third and final debate. 71 more words


Sen. Pat Toomey Pressed For Trump Comments While Visiting Philly Charter School

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While touring the Belmont Charter School in West Philadelphia, US Senator Pat Toomey complimented the first district converted charter school on its academic turnaround. 289 more words


Strike Enters 2nd Day At 14 Pennsylvania State Universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities hit the picket lines Thursday as their strike entered its second day.

Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went on strike at Wednesday after contract negotiations with the state stalled. 452 more words


SBAC Creates Barriers for High-Poverty Districts, Not a Valid Measure of Student Growth

New research showing that the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test disproportionately disadvantages students and teachers in high-poverty districts was distributed to members of the state Mastery Examination Committee today. 351 more words

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Joyce Littel And Breast Cancer Survivors Shed Light And Spread Hope

This past Sunday on Love and Relationships with Joyce Littel and her guests, breast cancer survivors Margot Herrell and Beth “Sprinkles” Goodman share their story about their triumphant journey defeating through breast cancer. 70 more words