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How William Penn became the first high school with its own Dual School program  Technical.ly Brooklyn

William Penn High School in in the middle of its first full year with the innovative classroom model. Here's how it's going. How William Penn became the first high ...



Former William Penn football star shot to death in Pennsylvania after fight over fast food bag  The News Journal

Former William Penn football player Sharief Simpson shot to death by roommate in Bensalem Township, Pa.



District III playoff basketball game closed to public after fight  PennLive

For the second time this year, students at York's William Penn High School will be playing basketball without a crowd. Due to a fight that broke out at the end of ...



Sale of William Penn High School Blocked By Community Group  Curbed National

The curious case of William Penn High School just took another turn as the William Penn Development Coalition (WPDC) has filed a lis pendes to the Supreme ...



William Penn High School demolition begins  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

William Penn High School is finally coming down. A walk or drive past the site, which covers nine acres in North Philadelphia, is a reminder that the fight to save ...



New Castle high school football game ends with a disturbance  WPVI-TV

A high school football game ended with a disturbance in New Castle, Delaware.



Former Bishop McDevitt school in Harrisburg sold to investors  PennLive

A deed filed in Dauphin County this week confirmed the property at 2200 Market has been sold to William Penn Holdings for $300000.



Muhlenberg student among 6 charged in basketball game brawl  69News WFMZ-TV

A Muhlenberg High School student is among six people facing charges in connection with a brawl at a basketball game in York County.



One charged, three cited after brawl at high school basketball game: Report  lehighvalleylive.com

Police have charged one and cited three others in connection with a fight that happened at a basketball game at York's William Penn High School last week.



His grandson's gift strikes a chord with past, helps him tune up physical rehab  WHYY

In the 1980s and '90s, Jimmy Bennett was a regular in the Delaware Valley folk/country music circuit, playing bass or rhythm guitar. Sometimes referred to as the ...



The Owls Have It: Temple Buys William Penn High School  Curbed National

Hot on the heels of the announcement that City Council agreed to borrow $30 million to help out the School District of Philadelphia (AM Linkage, people), the ...



Temple buys former William Penn High School for $15M - Philadelphia  Philadelphia Business Journal

Temple's purchase of a high school comes just days after Drexel closed on the former University City High School.



Delaware High School Pathways expand – but coding is still lacking  Technical.ly Brooklyn

Delaware school districts will receive almost a half million dollars to expand Pathways. Why no coding programs? Delaware High School Pathways expand ...



Magnificent failure  Philly.com

William Penn High School on North Broad, state of the art in 1974, has been marked for closing. Theres plenty of blame to go around.



Lurline Jones: hidden civil rights hero still coaching and fighting  The Philadelphia Tribune

Earlier this month, the Martin Luther King High School girls basketball team gathered in the school cafeteria for an end-of-year banquet.



WE Caucus begins campaign to fix Philly's aging, unhealthy schools  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Jessica Way stood at the lectern in front of giant projected images showing the inside of her school. Not pretty pictures. Flaking lead paint. Mold growth.



Black trades union plans training center relocation to North Philly  The Philadelphia Tribune

If all goes as planned, Philadelphia's only majority black building trades union and one of the only construction unions with a majority of members who live in the ...



Recruitment of minority teachers a topic in Delaware County  The Philadelphia Tribune

The long-term effects teachers can have on students when they look like and come from similar backgrounds as the children they educate is clear to Nadia ...



Philadelphia has a history of grappling with teacher segregation  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Over the last eight years, since the lifting of a consent decree that grew out of a longstanding civil rights action against the Philadelphia School District, data ...



Perry County Times Obituaries - Jan. 12, 2019  PennLive.com

ALICE J. BITTING Alice J. BittingSubmitted Alice Jean "AJ" Bitting died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at home. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in the Harrisburg area to ...



Laborers' District Council breaks ground on $24 million training facility  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Philadelphia soon will be home to a training facility for the next generation of construction craft laborers.



Cumberland Valley minor league football player fatally shot over fast food bag: police  PennLive

The Cumberland Valley Hitmen organization is in shock that one of its players was shot and killed Saturday night after the semi-pro football team secured a ...



Laborers District Council readies for groundbreaking of Center City Training and Learning Center  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Fulfilling a commitment to its members and to community residents, the Laborers' District Council, through its Education and Training Fund, will break ground on ...



Ruby J. Pettet, 84, retired educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ruby J. Pettet, a retired educator, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. She was 84.



Applications for the project-based Dual School are open through Feb. 1  Technical.ly Brooklyn

In November, a panel of four of Delaware's brightest up-and-coming teen entrepreneurs convened at the Women in Delaware Innovation and Tech event at The ...



Progress begins at William Penn site to create athletic fields south of campus  Temple University News

Temple University begins clearing the site of the former William Penn High School to make room for new athletics facilities.



Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class  6abc.com

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...



These four teen entrepreneurs have one thing in common  Technical.ly Delaware

The teen panel at Women in DE Innovation and Technology Day during Delaware Innovation Week wasn't intended to be a showcase for Dual School, the high ...



William Penn legends usher in a new era for school's pool  York Daily Record/Sunday News

High school pool sits empty, but a fund-raising effort hopes to change that. And to bring swimming back to the Bearcats.



'We need our school back' | News | phillytrib.com  The Philadelphia Tribune

Community activist Tanya Parker lead a demonstration outside the front doors of Strawberry Mansion High School on Wednesday afternoon with several ...



York High earns visit from PA Secretary of Education for 2016 breakfast challenge performance  FOX43.com

York, PA -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera plans to visit William Penn Senior High School tomorrow. Rivera will recognize the York City ...



Temple seeks to buy William Penn High School  Philly.com

The next steps in the process for Temple or any other party interested in an empty school property will be unveiled today.



Othella W. Smith, 89, retired nurse  The Philadelphia Tribune

Othella W. Smith, a retired nurse, died on Monday, March 11, 2019. She was 89.



Doris D. Drayton, 87, longtime educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Doris D. Drayton, a longtime educator, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. She was 87.



William Penn hires athletic director  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Jeffrey White will be the new athletic director at William Penn High School. The hiring was approved at a recent school board meeting, according to school ...



Independent Johnson Makes Write-in Try for State Rep  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST Can a man buck the Democratic Party organization and win a state representative race as an independent? Anthony Johnson aims to do so in ...



Lucille M. Renick, 95, retired food technician  The Philadelphia Tribune

tribune staff writer. Lucille M. Renick, a former food technician, died on Friday, March 1, 2019. She was 95. Renick was born on March 23, 1923, in Philadelphia ...



'Slow down': After woman is killed crossing street, group tries to get a message to drivers  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, was hit and killed in Harrisburg in February.



Margaret Bradford-Matthews, 68, former hospital tech, mother, and community volunteer  Philly.com

Mrs. Bradford-Matthews enjoyed attending political forums. She was thrilled to be elected a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.



Retired doctor, 87, takes 'rewarding' job in medical marijuana  PennLive.com

Richard Magill is the medical director of PA Green Medical. If the name is unfamiliar, the topic shouldn't be. PA Green dispenses medical marijuana in ...



Harrisburg streets named after NFL coach and neighborhood 'hero': city council  PennLive

Two streets in Harrisburg will be dedicated to two late city natives.



Greatest athletes: Top 10 William Penn Bearcats  GameTimePA

GameTimePA.com named the 10 best athletes from William Penn High School as part of its "Greatest Athletes" series in 2009.



Central Pa.'s Ray Grandon, once one of the oldest practicing doctors, has died  PennLive

He was 96 when he closed his practice on State Street in Harrisburg in 2015.



City Council plans soda tax hearings  The Philadelphia Tribune

The controversy bubbling up around the city's sugary beverage tax and its finances will continue to crackle and pop in the new year as City Council plans to put ...



'She was a giver': Retiree killed crossing Harrisburg street leaves a hole in lives and organizations  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, died Feb. 8 after being hit by a car at 7th and Dauphin streets. She spent her retirement volunteering wherever she was needed.



Reading teen sentenced for shooting 2 at football game  69News WFMZ-TV

A Reading teen has been sentenced for a shooting at a high school football game in York County.



Delaware high school football top performances for Week 3  The News Journal

Top performers from Week 3 of Delaware high school football.



A sneak peek at some of the projects Dual School students are developing  Technical.ly Brooklyn

Dual School, the project-based learning program for high-schoolers that launched last year, is well into its second session after its successful pilot last fall.



Dual School wins national recognition as one of 30 T-Mobile 'Changemakers'  Technical.ly Brooklyn

The education program received $2,000 in funding and will participate in an immersive workshop at T-Mobile headquarters in Seattle. Dual School wins national ...



Delaware College Scholars program empowers 'locked out' students  Technical.ly Brooklyn

Twenty-five rising college freshmen celebrated a different kind of graduation on June 17, from the rigorous Delaware College Scholars program. The program ...



Harrisburg police make arrests in William Penn High School burglaries  PennLive.com

Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of burglaries at the William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Harrisburg police said. Gregory Greene, 20 ...



Delaware high school football roundup: Benson's 2 TDs lead St. Georges past Appoquinimink  The News Journal

MIDDLETOWN – Brian Benson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted Appoquinimink's last-ditch pass as St. Georges scored a 28-17 home ...



BWW TV: ABC's SCHOOLED Brings A RENT Duet To the Small Screen  Broadway World

Rent hits the small screen once again this week. as the students of William Penn high school on the new series Schooled take on the musical Rent, See what ...



Missteps on Rizzo's statue may hurt mayor: Opposition to persist in 2019 re-election run  The Philadelphia Tribune

The persistent presence of the oversized Frank Rizzo statue waving as he descends the steps of the Municipal Services building represents a promise unkept by ...



The effort to preserve Philly schools' history  Philly.com

Only seven of Philadelphia's public schools have been designated as historic by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Why not more?



York High basketball excited for improved Wells Fargo experience  York Daily Record/Sunday News

For the second straight season, the York High boys' basketball team will play a game at the Wells Fargo Center prior to a Philadelphia 76ers' home game.



Former John Harris and William Penn High School students to share memories  PennLive.com

On Sunday, former students and the community will come together to swap stories of the high schools.



Harrisburg landmark hits the market  PennLive.com

The building at 614 N. Front St. next to the Civic Club of Harrisburg is now available for sale or lease.



York High AD Coursey hired for new job in western Pa.  York Dispatch

Athletic director Ron Coursey is leaving York High, but he's left his imprint on the school's sports programs.



William Penn grad to play pro basketball in Romania  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Former William Penn girls' basketball player Aignee' Freeland signs a contract to with ICIM Arad in Romania.



Pennsylvania girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit  Washington Post

For American high school students, prom is a rite of passage, an affair full of pomp and hormones and clumsy dancing. The eagerly awaited event is often ...



Meet the Philly-born minister now heading Common Cause Pa.  Philly.com

Micah Sims grew up in West Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood, attended city public schools, played basketball at William Penn High School, graduated ...



Perry County Times Obituaries - Sept. 8, 2018  PennLive.com

Melvin W. FortenbaughSubmitted MELVIN W. FORTENBAUGH Melvin W. Fortenbaugh, 94, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Holy Spirit Hospital, ...



End of an era for Harrisburg's William Penn School?  PennLive.com

William Penn School is slated for temporary closure in the Harrisburg School District's 2010-11 budget.



Perry County Times Obituaries - April 14, 2018  PennLive.com

MARY PLOUSE Mary Plouse, 81, of Newport died Friday, March 23, 2018, in UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born Oct. 15, 1936, ...



A vote for an iPhone: Men defend controversial raffle at Harrisburg polls  PennLive.com

Kyle Schlessman and Jeremy Hunter said their efforts to print and distribute fliers were independent of Gloria Martin-Robert's write-in campaign.



Remembering Warren Gittlen: 'His generosity and love has made the world better'  PennLive.com

Warren Gittlen founded the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of his father to raise money for cancer research.



Sports Notes: Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Delaware County Chapter inducts basketball legends  The Philadelphia Tribune

Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Del. County Chapter inducts basketball legends. Former Cheyney University teammates Eddie Swain and Leroy Eldridge will be ...



Harrisburg School District closes on Shimmel School; still trying to sell four other buildings  PennLive.com

The 100-year-old building at 548 S. 17th St. in Harrisburg was sold to Pennsylvania Counseling Services Inc., of Lebanon, for $680000.



Thurman A. Lorick Jr., 83, popular photographer and studio owner  The Philadelphia Tribune

Thurman A. Lorick Jr., a pillar in Philadelphia photography whose work has appeared in national publications, died on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was 83.



Lacrosse lawsuit goes beyond sports  Philly.com

Good luck to those who have brought a class-action suit against the Philadelphia School District alleging racial and gender discrimination because they say ...



Coard: Temple's proposed stadium - Black friend or white foe?  The Philadelphia Tribune

There's an ongoing battle in North Philly regarding Temple University's hope to build a $130 million, 35000-seat stadium that would be located from Broad Street ...



President appoints new senior advisor for community relations and development  Temple University News

Joyce Wilkerson appointed senior advisor to the president for community relations and development at Temple University.



Remembering the Rev. Robert Brown Sr.: 'a soldier for his country and a soldier of the cross'  PennLive.com

The Rev. Robert Allen Brown Sr. in 2008 retired from his third career as an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.



Anthony King Jr. leads West Philadelphia High to a spectacular season  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's a big year for West Philadelphia High's basketball team. The Speedboys are 10-0 and lead the Public League C Division. Anthony King Jr., the Speedboys' ...



Alice R. Davis, 89, member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alice R. Davis, a longtime member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was 89.



Phoned-In Bomb Threat Evacuates Penn Wood High School  CBS Local

By Steve Beck. YEADON, Pa. (CBS) – A Delaware County high school was evacuated after a bomb threat was received Friday morning. The incident happened ...



Wilkerson joins SRC as its chair  Philly.com

Joyce Wilkerson, a Temple University official and former top aide to Mayor John F. Street, joined the School Reform Commission on Thursday.



Ex-Clifton tax collector reflects on seven decades of life in borough  Delco News Network

CLIFTON HEIGHTS >> Last year, after turning 90-years-old, Claudia Fagioli decided to resign from her elected position of borough tax collector, a post the ...



Pa. girl barred from prom for wearing suit has her prom night  6abc.com

A central Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her ...



North Philly resident: If Temple builds stadium, relationship with neighborhood is ruined | Opinion  Philly.com

Like many other longtime residents of North Philadelphia, I oppose Temple University's planned 35,000-seat football stadium at Broad and Norris Streets.



William Penn High School alumni raise funds for Italian Lake fountain: M. Diane McCormick  The Patriot-News

Those memories inspired the William Penn Class of '64 to enhance its 50th reunion plans with a *service* project, to aid the area around their beloved school.



These people and events help explain York, Pa.'s new tagline 'Historically Edgy'  York Daily Record

If he were alive today, Pennsylvania Furniture's William Henry Hubley's life and times would explain Downtown York's new branding campaign.



Community activist Clair Sexton, aka Ahmad Seifullah, has died  York Daily Record

Later known as Ahmad Seifullah, the former drug addict and convict turned his life around, dedicating his life to helping others avoid his mistakes.



Samuel W. Fleming III, 91, former Newbold's managing partner  Philly.com

A wonderful story teller, Mr. Fleming had many friends. His sense of fun made people want to be around him.



New Freedom Theatre terminates 3 legacy directors  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Broad Street has experienced a bevy of changes in recent years.



Rev. Lillian McCoy, 79, former pastor of defunct church  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Rev. Lillian McCoy, the former pastor of Open Door Community Fire Baptized Holiness Church, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was 79.



What would Ruth Wright Hayre say?  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The one thing that kept going through my head Wednesday as I sat at the hearing on the proposed closing next year of William Penn High School was that Ruth ...



Well-known former York County resident Dr. Susan Williams dies in traffic accident  York Daily Record

Her family will scatter her ashes in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to honor her love of the ocean.



Profiles in excellence: Lindback honors top district teachers  Philly.com

Tara Ann Carter had planned to become a college professor, but thanks to a confluence of unexpected events, she is happily teaching English and African ...



Charter school takeovers: As York schools near privatization, lessons from New Orleans and Michigan  PennLive.com

Should it go ahead, York City School District would become the first district in Pennsylvania to convert all of its schools to charter schools.



Robert A. Kinsley started with a pickup and tractor. He built a business empire.  York Daily Record

As he embarked on an ambitious Gettysburg visitor center project in 1998, Bob Kinsley talked about where he came from and how he got here.



Why are little kids killing themselves? Suicides blamed on bullying, social media, more  PennLive.com

Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States.



The reunion committee that keeps on meeting (column)  York Daily Record/Sunday News

In 1967, “To Sir With Love” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Lyndon B. Johnson was President of the United States. Elvis Presley married Priscilla ...



New sports complex nears completion  Temple University News

A new sports complex nearing completion at Temple University will provide much-needed athletics and recreation space just south of Main Campus.



Perry County Times Obituaries - March 5, 2016  PennLive.com

PAUL E. ALLEMAN JR. Paul E. Alleman Jr., 52, of Blain died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at the home of his father. He was born Aug. 11, 1963, in Harrisburg.



At Temple, a central campus green is planned  Philly.com

Temple University is to roll out a master plan Friday that calls for a new library, an interdisciplinary science building, and a full city block of green space - more ...



Good Eye: North Broad's First Mansion  Philly.com

All the gems on North Broad Street are hidden in plain sight, and the Matthew Baird mansion is no exception. The first of the great houses built on the avenue by ...



Review: 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' at New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia  DC Metro Theater Arts

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a musical that's not produced very often – but in its day, it was a huge hit. Opening on Broadway in 1972, it ran for over 1,000 ...



Not a blue chip high school player, Chris Doleman became a Hall of Famer  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Vikings Hall of Famer was nearly overlooked coming out of high school.



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