The end of last week was busy for School Superintendent William Hite. Still, he made it up to the Northeast.
It might require matching doctoral degrees in math and education to grasp the entirety and meaning of Pennsylvania’s latest state-mandated school assessment program.
With this, 2013’s final edition of Star, we present a wrap-up of some of the most engaging, controversial and talked-about news stories in Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Kensington, Port Richmond and Bridesburg. It’s been quite a year.
Gov. Tom Corbett will kick off his re-election campaign this week with a series of events that include a stop in Fox Chase.
Retired science teacher Marilyn Krupnik has a good idea what she wants done with scores of paintings that were removed from the Wilson Middle School in 2003 and 2004 and put into storage.
The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.
The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students. Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”
Justin Jones is a big believer in the peer mediation program at Hamilton Disston Elementary School.
— Three-term Democrat Stack touts his independence. Republican Tomlinson says it's time for a change.