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(Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.

06/06/2011

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Teachers, Parents Protest State Budget Cuts In Philadelphia

Saving schools and saving money seem to be impossible. Teachers, students, and their parents stood outside of Mayfair Elementary, holding up signs in protest of Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $1.2 billion worth of cuts to education.

05/10/2011

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers demonstrate against education funding cuts in Pennsylvania.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Teachers Demonstrate Against Pa. Education Funding Cuts

Chanting “Save our schools,” Philadelphia public school teachers carried picket signs outside Mayfair Elementary School to bring attention to cuts in state education funding.

05/10/2011

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‘Rubber Room’ Teacher Returning To The Classroom

The Philadelphia school district has changed its mind about firing a teacher who let students leave school to protest the school’s conversion to a charter. The teacher is returning to work Monday after three weeks in a so-called “rubber room.”

03/18/2011

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West Philadelphia Students Protest Plans To Force Out Half The Staff

The Philadelphia school district is promising big gains at 18 schools drafted into its turn-around program but students from at least one of the schools are skeptical.

02/12/2011

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