Standing Up for Your Child in School

As students immerse themselves in their lessons in the classroom, parents play a key role in working with teachers and school administrators to make sure their child is thriving at school. These days, more grandparents and other
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April Is A Child Abuse Prevention Month

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams testified at a hearing held by U.S. Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) today to spotlight the practice known as “Passing the Trash,” and focus attention on ending it by state and federal means. “Passing the Trash” is a disturbing reality, whereby educators who engage (more...)

Gunman Killed 7 people In Oikos University

Yesterday, April 2 the gunman opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian university in Oakland (California). According to last media reports, 43-year-old former nursing student One Goh burst into a classroom around 11:00 am and started shooting. He killed seven people and wounded three. The suspect surrendered at a supermarket in (more...)

Doodle 4 Google at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Students in grades K–12 are invited to create their own Google Doodles inspired by the theme “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…” With materials and Museum educators on hand to help out, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the perfect place to doodle in (more...)

Preventing Schools from ‘Passing the Trash’

At a public hearing last month, state senators choked back tears as they listened to parents sharing how their children were sexually abused by teachers who were allowed to move from one school district to another with no record, free to repeat their predatory ways on even (more...)

Ohio: One Student Killed, Four Injured In School Shooting

One student has been killed and four injured in a high school shooting in Chardonnay, Ohio, on Monday morning. The teenager opened fire in a crowded school cafeteria. A student who witnessed the attack told US media it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together. Local TV (more...)

Valentine’s Day in the US

By Mary-Katherine Ream Staff Writer A current of excited energy collects in the air as hands clutching bouquets of red roses and pink greeting cards rush by. It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day in the United States, a day devoted to love. Americans celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways, though (more...)

More Math and Science Students and Teachers

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Even as President Obama welcomed a crowd of more than 100 students with their science exhibits to the White House February 7, he made it clear he wants to see a whole lot more. At the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners (more...)

Williams’ Bill Would Prevent Schools from ‘Passing the Trash’

Current state law allows educators who are accused of sexual misconduct with students an opportunity to escape prosecution and even relocate to another district, an injustice that state Sen. Anthony H. Williams said he would stop through his recently introduced legislation. Williams is the author of Senate Bill 1381, (more...)

Drexel University LSD Ring Was Busted

CBS News reported, that " two Drexel University students are among five people arrested in connection with what investigators say was a million-dollar LSD ring that was operating on the university’s campus." A recent arrest in Upper Moreland led the Philadelphia DA’s office to the LSD ring that (more...)

International Flavors Campus Dining Menus for 2012

College students returning to campus from winter break won't have to go far to find their favorite home cooked meals served with a side of culinary creativity.  Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country will offer new menus from ARAMARK featuring international flavors and more (more...)

“Operation Santa” Helps Needy Kids

“Operation Santa” delivers toys and other gifts to needy children in tiny, remote villages in Alaska. Santa brings the goodies on a C-130 transport aircraft operated by Alaska’s Air National Guard. Often he has to travel from the airstrip to the village by dog sled. Shown (more...)

Study in U.S.: Tips and Recommendations

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Byerly gives some tips for those who wants to travel to the U.S. to study or do research: " I love to talk with students and faculty of universities in different cities of Russia. I really enjoy talking with students and professors at universities all around (more...)

Shooting In Virginia Tech University

22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at Radford University in Radford, Va. shot dead a campus police officer at Virginia Tech on Thursday before killing himself, officials said. According to press, " Ashley had entered a real estate office in Radford on Wednesday and demanded (more...)

Students Fall Victim of Drug Dealers

CBS News reported, that " the past year several Temple and Drexel students have been the victims of violent home invasions near campus. The violence was the price the students had to pay because of their drug dealing ways". Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said to (more...)