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Fernando Gallard

(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

(jonathan Cetel of PennCAN, outside the Philadelphia School District headquarters on North Broad Street.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher Seniority Rules In Philadelphia Schools

Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.

09/30/2013

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

Philadelphia Schools To Open Amid Budget Chaos

It will be an extraordinary opening day for Philadelphia public schools Monday morning for all the wrong reasons.

09/08/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, at 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Cancels Public Meetings on School Evaluation Design

The district had planned six public meetings to get input on how to design a new “report card” to evaulate school performance. But after the first meeting on Monday, the rest have been called off.

08/01/2013

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

A Phila. Education Company Hopes To Lease Defunct Germantown H.S. Building

Camelot Schools, a private company which runs three alternative schools in Philadelphia, is interested in leasing the building that used to house Germantown High.

07/10/2013

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