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Milton Hershey School

The Chocolate Trust: Regulators Fail and Kids Pay the Price as Hershey for-Profit Trust Controls School Charity

Mark Rosenman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

Would you be concerned if you knew there was a charity that served only a couple of thousand children each year even though its assets are equivalent to the Ford Foundation?

A Public Charter School Is Trying to Model Itself After a Private School: Is That a Good Thing?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Sam Chaltain

To what extent can public charter schools can learn from some of the best ideas that undergird our nation's most outstanding, innovative private schools? It was this question that led the founding principal and executive director of a new, not-yet-opened charter school to spend a few days in the bucolic Pennsylvania countryside late last fall.

Mom Sues School For Allegedly Strip-Searching Daughter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania mother is suing her daughter’s school after an alleged strip-searching incident. Trina Howze says her daughter was strip-searched...

HIV-Positive Boy Eyes Admission Offer After Milton Hershey School Reverses Rejection

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A ninth-grader from the Philadelphia area is considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a...

Milton Hershey School Backtracks, Decides To Accept HIV Student

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applican...

Wonky Policies And The Chocolate Factory: The Milton Hershey School Is Wrong On HIV

James Peron | Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Recently, the Milton Hershey School refused admission to a student who appeared qualified in all ways. They chose to refuse him solely because he is HIV-positive. They said he poses a threat to all other students.

Activists Boycott Hershey Candy To Support HIV-Positive Teen Rejected From School

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Amid the Easter weekend surge in candy sales, AIDS activists Friday stepped up their calls for a boycott of Hershey candy to protes...

A Sour Hershey Kiss!

Sheryl Lee Ralph | Posted 02.05.2012 | Education
Sheryl Lee Ralph

Imagine my surprise when towards the end of World AIDS Day I learned that the respected Milton Hersey School had refused a 13-year-old honor student admission because he is HIV positive.

Couples Leave Jobs, Homes To Become Houseparents At Milton Hershey School

The Patriot-News | Nick Malawskey | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Two months ago in Arizona, Michelle and John Bjorklund gave away most of their furniture. The rest of their personal belongings they packed into color...

Candy Charity Scandal? Ex-Hershey Official Claims Corruption

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former official involved with the multibillion-dollar charitable trust that controls the Hershey candy company is claiming ...