Back-to-School Tech for Your Children

By Nathaniel Sillin It’s increasingly common to find classrooms filled with the blue hue of computer and tablet screens. Early education or postgraduate work, there’s a shift towards technology-driven, or at least technology-aided, schooling. Students that learn to use technology to stay
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Poll: Americans’ Knowledge of Government, History in ‘Crisis’

VOA News Many people who live in the United States are “alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage,” according to a new poll. The poll found, for example, that 10 percent of American college graduates incorrectly think celebrity television judge Judith Sheindlin, known as “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. (more...)

Grand Jury Finds no Evidence Of Criminal Wrongdoing in Death of Student

Jurors issue report that highlights dangers of hazing activities that occurred within PSU fraternity Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office today announced a statewide investigating grand jury has determined there is no evidence to support criminal charges in connection with the death of Marquise Braham. Braham, 18, a student at the Altoona campus (more...)

Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools of 2015

Of the 21 million students expected to attend colleges and universities in the fall of 2015, 60 percent will graduate with debt averaging $27,300. Last year, one million students turned to the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating site, SeekingArrangement.com, in search of benefactors to help fund their education. This (more...)

Winners Of The Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the winner of the second Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition, an opportunity for students to offer creative proposals responding to the question: What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school? Elizabeth Farwell and (more...)

Nutter & HUD Secretary Castro Tour Philadelphia Promise Zone

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, toured Philadelphia’s Promise Zone in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.   The tour highlighted redevelopment already underway in Mantua and featured three stops: the Mount Vernon Manor Apartments, the People’s Emergency (more...)

AdmitSee As a Unique Resource For College Applicants

By Miriam Khazanov mkhazanov16@avenues.org Ask any high school junior or senior and they will tell you that applying to a selective college is now harder than ever. Whether this is due to population growth, or regional or international competition, the college application process has become incredibly rigorous and cutthroat. While there are (more...)

Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates From College Event Salutes “Class Of 2013”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter “capped off” the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 recent college graduates from regional colleges and universities today at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief Education Office Lori Shorr as well as academic leaders from the (more...)

Annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Event

The City of Philadelphia hosted dozens of college and career-bound youths at a kick-off event in City Hall today as part of the 11th annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day, a nationally observed day of mentoring, is coordinated locally by (more...)

Blind Legislator-Elect Cites Education as Key to Success

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Blind since childhood, Cyrus Habib says he “won the lottery of life.” That’s because he was born to parents with college educations, grew up in a neighborhood free from poverty and went to good public schools in Bellevue, Washington. The advantages Habib had early
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Enroll Online in PA 529 College Savings Plan This Month and Save

September is “Saving for College Month” and Pennsylvania families can take advantage of a special offer from the college savings program offered by the state, according to state Sen. Mike Stack. Families who open a new Guaranteed Savings Plan account online through the Pennsylvania 529 College (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...)

Beautiful Sorority Freshman Found Dead

18-year-old Ann Marie Hefferin was embarking on starting her college years.  She was on the right track.  She was accepted into the University of Florida and joined the coveted ranks of the Beta Lambda chapter of the Tri-Delta sorority. Said her friend, Joey Manglardi, "She was a really, really nice girl; (more...)

The PA 529 College Saving Program

Families who are looking to save for their child’s higher education have a unique opportunity to learn more about a state-run tuition savings plan by logging in to an upcoming free webinar, hosted by state Sen. Mike Stack and the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury. The webinar, “Saving for (more...)

Penn State One of Most LGBT-Friendly Universities

Penn State is now acknowledged with a 5-star rating as one of the most LGBT-friendly universities in the country. Only 33 universities out of 300 participating received the top honors. The index of LGBT-friendliness was based on a 50-point self-assessment questionnaire covering 8 primary factors: policy inclusion, support and institutional commitment, (more...)

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