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School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.

11/24/2014

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

The Walter D. Palmer Charter School, in Northern Liberties.   (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Walter Palmer Charter School Heads To Court In Last-Ditch Effort To Stay Open

The Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners charter school could close any day now, if it can’t convice a judge to order an infusion of cash from the school district. Founder Walter Palmer claims the district owes his school nearly $1.4 million.

09/24/2014

(Packages of Septa transit tokens.  Photo by Mike DeNardo/ KYW Newsradio)

Phila. School District Will Keep 1½-Mile Radius For Student Transpasses

An agreement is now in place to preserve Septa transportation for thousands of Philadelphia high school students.

09/03/2014

(University City High  School, in file photo)

Sale of University City High School To Drexel U. is Completed

Drexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.

06/16/2014

(Photo by CBS-3's Walt Hunter)

20 Students Taken To Hospital After First Grader Brings Heroin To Cobbs Creek School

Police say a seven-year-old student brought ten packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.

06/10/2014

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

Outside Agency Now Marketing Vacant Philadelphia School Buildings

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is now handling the sales for the school district.

05/06/2014

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Six Students Arrested After Melée at Bartram High School

One school police officer suffered minor injuries and a student was scratched in the face when the huge fight erupted.

03/26/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Principals Union Reaches Tentative Agreement On New Contract

The union that represents Philadelphia Public School principals has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that contains what the union chief calls “serious concessions.”

03/01/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Schoolteachers, School District Hoping State Mediator Will Break Logjam

Philadelphia public school teachers have been working without a contract since the start of the school year.

01/08/2014

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

Phila. School District Says Buyers Are Interested in Its Vacant Buildings

Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.

01/08/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Could Frigid Philadelphia Forecast Close Schools on Tuesday? Stay Tuned…

School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says with morning temperatures forecast to be in the single digits, administrators are deciding whether school should be open on Tuesday.

01/06/2014

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Study: Pa. Public School’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Puts Some Minorities At Risk

The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.

11/18/2013

(University City High  School, in file photo)

Phila. School District Delays Debut of Its Buildings-For-Sale Web Site

The School District of Philadelphia is hoping to have a web page listing its surplus properties for sale up and running by noon Thursday.

11/06/2013

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Students Arrested After Fight At Overbrook High School

The School District of Philadelphia says one student and two school police officers suffered minor injuries.

10/22/2013

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