Leroy Nunery

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, in file photo.  From City of Phila. TV)

City Councilwoman Wants More Prayer in Philadelphia Public Schools

City councilwoman Jannie Blackwell scheduled the debate on prayer in Philadelphia’s public schools based on her belief that the school district could do more.


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Workers Continue To Protest Planned Layoffs Within Philadelphia School District

Blue-collar workers at Philadelphia schools are continuing their protest against hundreds of planned layoffs.


(From left,  Pa. education secretary Ron Tomalis, Mayor Michael Nutter, acting superintendent Leroy Nunery, Financial Working Group chair Craig Carnaroli.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

City And State Send Help For Acting School Superintendent Nunery

The help comes in two forms: The mayor’s Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr and former district Chief Academic Officer Ed Williams will each serve as executive advisers to acting superintendent Lee Nunery during the search for a permanent superintendent.


(The new West Philadelphia High School building.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In Controversy

After a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.


(Mayor Michael Nutter, ousted schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  File photos)

Nutter Sees No Conflict In Anonymous Donations Made To Buy Out Ackerman

The fact that anonymous, private donations paid for nearly half of Arlene Ackerman’s $900,000 buyout is raising questions.


Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Arlene Ackerman Gets $905,000 Buyout As Philadelphia Schools Chief

The School Reform Commission issued a statement that Ackerman will be paid $905,000, the amount due on the remainder of her contract.



Pa. Supreme Court Will Likely Enter Teachers Union, School District Layoff Dispute

In the ongoing legal battle over layoffs between the teachers union and Philadelphia school district, it appears likely that the State Supreme court will take up the case


Deputy Superintendent Leroy Nunery (left) and Chief Financial Officer Michael Masch brief reporters on the school district budget gap (by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Officials Prepare To Make Drastic Budget Cuts

Philadelphia school officials are preparing to make deep cuts in staff and services, should Governor Corbett’s budget become reality.



Major Budget Trouble For Philly Schools

More schools could be closed, teachers laid off, classroom sizes expanded and furloughs are all on the table now that the district is facing a big deficit.