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(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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Officials: School District Police Officer Injured By Student

A school district police officer is hospitalized in good condition after authorities say he was body slammed by a student on Tuesday.

06/12/2013

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Probing How Kindergarten Girl Was Given to Unknown Woman

District policy calls for anyone signing out a student to go to the main office, with identification, where their name should be matched with a list of approved individuals.

01/15/2013

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

Phila. School District Putting 2,000 More Preschoolers Into Private Day Care

Starting next school year, more than half of the three- and four-year-olds in district preschool programs known as “Head Start” will be served by private day care providers.

01/10/2013

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Some Philadelphia H.S. Students Will Have A New, Easy Way To Get Condoms

Students in 22 Philadelphia public high schools will return to school in the new year to condom dispensers in the nurse’s office.

12/23/2012

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Philadelphia School Closures Throw Hamels Foundation a Curve Ball

Some schools that have received new equipment are now slated to be shut down by the Philadelphia school district.

12/20/2012

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Philadelphia High School Placed On Lockdown Following Brawl Among Students

A brawl in the hallways at Abraham Lincoln High School in the Northeast this Tuesday afternoon resulted in the school population being placed in lockdown.

10/09/2012

(George Ricchezza, head of District 1201 of SEIU Local 32BJ, at a recent union protest.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Officials Say Concession Talks With Custodians Are ‘Paused’

The leader of the Philadelphia school district’s custodians’ union says concession talks have broken down. But the district says they’re simply “on hold.”

06/21/2012

(Members of District 1201 of Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union stand outside Philadelphia school district headquarters.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Custodians’ Union Says Philadelphia School District Is Trying To Strangle Them

The head of the union that represents custodians in Philadelphia public schools says the school district is bargaining in bad faith, trying to dismantle the union while obtaining millions of dollars in concessions from workers.

06/13/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Defends Monday’s Early Dismissal

When deciding to dismiss students early because of hot weather, officials say they look at more than just a single day’s forecast.

06/11/2012

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Philadelphia School District Laying Off Hundreds More

Pink slips are going out later this week for 270+ non-teaching personnel.

06/06/2012

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President Obama To Speak At Philadelphia High School’s Graduation

High school seniors at Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy will be getting a special visitor around the time of graduation.

05/18/2012

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