Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After a year of waiting for redemption, it didn't take long for Matt Berson to make his presence known in the Friends Schools League championship soccer game. After losing to the Shipley School in last year's finals, Berson -- now a senior -- and his teammates from the Germantown Friends School were determined to make amends in this season's championship...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Once he plays his final game at Abington Friends School, Bryan Cohen's basketball career will hardly be over. The 6-foot-5-inch power forward from Huntingdon Valley just signed a letter of intent to play at Bucknell University next year. After a brief press conference for about 30 people at AFS on Nov. 20, Cohen, 18, said that he chose Bucknell because...
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More and more patients over 80 are going in for coronary surgery
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
People are living longer than ever these days -- some to 100 and beyond -- and they're having all sorts of medical procedures as they age, including heart surgery for patients 80 and older. Yet inevitable questions follow suit: How does that operation fit into the picture of maintaining health and quality of life for the elderly, and is someone...
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