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(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

Rather than slash staff and services, the School Reform Commission refuses to adopt a balanced budget on time. (credit: Mike Denardo/KYW)

SRC Defies City Charter, Refuses To Adopt Budget

The School Reform Commission has decided to defy the city charter and not pass a budget for next year on time.

05/29/2014

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

Bill Green Serves First SRC Meeting As New Chairman

The SRC was interrupted by shouts and jeers and boos from angry parents and educators as they laid out an aggressive agenda for the upcoming year.

02/20/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Parents Gather To Protest Philadelphia School Closings

Today, City Council will hear from Philadelphia School District superintendent William Hite, on what he says is a 300-million dollar budget hole.

04/29/2013

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New Philadelphia Schools Chief Inherits System In Crisis

When Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent begins his job here, he’s got his work cut out for him.

07/02/2012

(Dr. William Hite, head of Prince George's County schools in Maryland, met with local parents, teachers, and community leaders at a town-hall style meeting.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Consensus Appears To Be Forming Around New Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

School Reform Commission could pick a new superintendent from its two finalists any day now. And City Council members are weighing in on the process.

06/29/2012

(Dr. William Hite, head of Prince George's County schools in Maryland, met with local parents, teachers, and community leaders at a town-hall style meeting.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Second Superintendent Finalist Meets With The Public

The second finalist in the running to be the next Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia made his pitch to the public Tuesday night.

06/27/2012