Friday, May 17, 2013
Roxborough Corridor Parents will host a rally and summit to discuss the proposed budget for the Philadelphia School District.
Parents in the Roxborough Corridor have gathered together to host a rally and summit about the state of education in the city of Philadelphia. The parents will host a rally starting at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 in Gorgas Park that will then move to the Roxborough High School auditorium for a parents summit. The goal of the summit according to the group organizing it: The intent of this Summit is to educate families and community members as to the current state of the District's proposed doomsday budget, the effects these cuts will have, the role of our elected officials in creating change, and most importantly to empower and equip our parents to act. The summit is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 20, doors will open at 6 p.m. Click here to…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Find out who'll give the addresses at local college graduations for the Class of 2013.
Here are the Class of 2013 undergraduate commencement speakers for some Philadelphia-area colleges, in chronological order. Information is obtained by the schools' websites unless otherwise noted. Valley Forge Christian College, Friday, May 3: Pastor Mark Batterson Penn State Brandywine, Saturday, May 4: David H. Lipson Jr., a 1978 Penn State graduate and the president of the company that publishes Philadelphia Magazine St. Joseph's University, Saturday, May 11: Elisabeth A. Hagen, a 1991 graduate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary for Food Safety Chestnut Hill College, Saturday, May 11: Mary Louise Quinlan, author of “The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love, and Letting Go” Rosemont College, Saturday, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Check out which schools from Greater Philadelphia are considered the best, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Several Philadelphia-area high schools—including Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Radnor High School in Radnor, Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion and Great Valley High School in Malvern—have made U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2013’s Best High Schools. More than 150 schools from Pennsylvania made the list, released Tuesday. U.S. News and World Report looked at more than 21,000 public schools across the country, according to its website. It “implemented … [a] comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those that are college bound, and that it must be able produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences will host its annual Country Fair Day on May 11.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Proud parents (and students) can get the word out whenever they want, via Roxborough-Manayunk Patch's homepage and daily email newsletter.
Your kid's finishing high school and has chosen a college, maybe even a major. It's big news in your household, obviously. And it's news here, too, at Roxborough-Manayunk Patch, where every item in our community Announcements section is posted by Patch users with something to share. Sometimes it's a college enrollment, or an all-star team selection, or a hiring, promotion, retirement, birthday or anniversary. Pretty much anything goes, and it couldn't be simpler to post. Once you've submitted your announcement, a Patch editor will be automatically notified, at which point it can be featured on the homepage and in the next morning's daily Patch email newsletter. You may see it linked on Roxborough-Manayunk Patch's Facebook and/or Twitter…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Security guards for Philadelphia University held a rally on Tuesday to protest a recent wage cut.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
School superintendent William Hite has recommended 10 schools to be taken off the district's list to be closed.
10 schools could be spared from closing, though Germantown High School isn’t one of them. The Inquirer is reporting that a new recommendation issued by school district superintendent William Hite Jr., would take 10 city schools off the proposed closing / merging list. The three Northwest schools slated for closure and merging, Germantown High School, Emlen Elementary and Parkway Northwest, will be voted on in March. Students from Germantown High School are expected to attend Roxborough High School and Martin Luther King High School if the closing goes through. See the full story from the Inquirer here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A new program is training Roxborough students for jobs in the biotech industry.
A recently-launched program is training Roxborough High School students for jobs in the tech industry. WorkReady Philadelphia, a group whose mission is to create a job preparation system for students and young adults, introduced its most recent industry pipeline, aimed at provided students skills training in the fields of science, technology, energy and math on Jan 30. The program currently connects 25 students from Roxborough and Lincoln High Schools with tutors at Thomas Jefferson University, ending with a six-week paid summer internship in the biotechnology field.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A recent study looks at the number of colleges that require gym classes and the affect of physical activity on education.
According to a recent study by Oregon State University, the number of colleges and universities that require physical education classes is at 39 percent, a historic low. The study looked at data from 354 randomly selected four-year universities and colleges, beginning in the 1920s when 97 percent of institutions required physical education classes. "Brain scans have shown that physical activity improves the area of the brain involved with high-level decision making,” said Brad Cardinal, lead author of the study. “In addition, we know employers often are concerned about employee health, in part because physically active employees attend work more and tend to perform better." Do Philadelphia Colleges Require PE? Chestnut Hill College …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Phillies pitcher and his wife, Newtown Square residents, debuted the Bryn Mawr office of their charitable foundation Friday night.
Patch interviewed Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi Hamels, Friday night at the opening of the Hamels Foundation's office and retail shop in Bryn Mawr. The Newtown Square couple talked about parenthood, their ambitious Malawi school-construction project and Cole's outlook for this Phillies season. Read the full story at Bryn Mawr-Gladwyne Patch.