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(Kenny Gamble, left, and Oshunbumi Fernandez, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Community Leaders Plan a Revitalized Kwanzaa Celebration

December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa, and community groups in Philadelphia are gearing up for a big celebration on Saturday.


(Hope Moffett, on her first day back in the classroom after being assigned to an empty room by school district officials while her case was being decided.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia’s ‘Rubber Room’ Schoolteacher Faces Off Against School Board

Hope Moffett, the Philadelphia public school teacher who was once confined to a “rubber room,” is going public again with her criticism of the School District of Philadelphia.



‘Rubber Room’ Teacher, School District To Enter Arbitration

Hope Moffett is still in limbo, assigned each day to an administrative room, often called derisively “the rubber room”, rather than her classroom at Audenried High School.


(Audenried High School teacher Hope Moffett. File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Asks Court To Block Firing Of ‘Rubber Room’ Teacher

The School District of Philadelphia wants to fire teacher Hope Moffett, the Audenried High School teacher who has spoken out against plans to convert her school to a charter school.


file photo (by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Ackerman Discusses ‘Rubber Room’ Teacher

For the first time, Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman is publicly weighing in on the case of the teacher in the district’s so-called “rubber room.”


(Audenried High School teacher Hope Moffett.  Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Officials Want ‘Rubber Room’ Teacher Fired

Philadelphia school officials have recommended that Hope Moffett — who for weeks has been disciplined in the district’s so-called “rubber room” for her outspokenness — be fired.



Outspoken Philadelphia School Teacher Sits In Exile

Audenried High School teacher Hope Moffett has not taught a class in more than a week while the school district makes a decision on how to discipline her.