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Philadelphia School District lays off 17 employees

The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions. More>>

Kindergartner missing for hours before family told


A kindergartner abducted from her school was missing for six hours before her family learned she was gone, witnesses testified Monday as a young woman's kidnapping and sexual assault trial opened. More>>

Pa. student death in construction site fall probed

Police in central Pennsylvania say a Penn State freshman died from a fall at a construction site on campus over the weekend. More>>

5 years in prison for illegal asbestos work

A New Jersey man who performed unsafe asbestos removal work at several schools and homes has been sentenced to five years in prison. More>>

New Jersey teacher in recording flap reinstated

A lawyer says a New Jersey special education teacher has been reinstated two years after she was placed on leave when a student made a secret recording of alleged abuse in her classroom. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Camden Schools' Spending Video included


Tens of thousands of dollars spent on trips to theaters, amusements parks, even catering! These are just some of the pricey items paid for by the struggling Camden City Public Schools, FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports. More>>

Coatesville Parents Sound Off At Meeting


Just days ago, they found out the Coatesville superintendent and the athletic director were accused of sending racist text messages. More>>

Black On Black: Taking The Discussion To The Classroom


You've probably seen the FOX 29 series "Black on Black" in which our Mike Jerrick talks candidly to leaders about what's going on. More>>

FOX 29 Obtains Findings Of Philly School Audit Video included


FOX 29 Investigates learns a soon-to-be released audit will claim that valuable equipment and learning tools are sitting idle in some of the city's shut-down schools. More>>

Transgender Girl Wins Ruling To Use Girl's Bathroom


NYC Pilot Program Tutors Students 2.5 Hours After School Video included


One city hopes a longer school day will help students improve their reading skills. Education officials in New York City say they've got to do something. Three out of four junior high students don't read More>>

School District Warns Parents About 'Speed Dreaming' Dangers Video included


Teenagers seem to get a kick out of it, but an alarming trend has one area school district warning parents about its dangers. More>>

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