(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Teachers Prepping For Monday’s First Day For Students

Teachers in Philadelphia’s cash-strapped public schools are already back at work, getting ready.


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Masterman Student To Be Charged With Making Threats Towards School Administrator

Philadelphia Police say a male student at the Masterman High School in Spring Garden is expected to be criminally charged for allegedly posting a threat to a school administrator online.


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

Philadelphia School District Financial Crisis Leaves Many Lives In Limbo

Many of the 4,000 laid-off Philadelphia school employees are living in limbo, waiting to see whether the district can scrape-together enough money to hire them back.


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Scholarship Encourages Students To Pursue Careers In Applied Math

This weekend, a competition is underway among high schools across the country, including some from Philadelphia on how to use math to solve everyday challenges. This year’s challenge: using math to address recycling issues.


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Youth Poet Laureates Introduced In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the few cities with a poet laureate and now it’s entered an even smaller group, cities with youth poet laureates.


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Philadelphia Law Firm ‘Adopts’ Masterman High School

A Philadelphia law firm has “adopted” a local school, providing mentoring and cash.


(From Left to Right, Laura Garcia, Sam Kopansky and Catherine Breiner, being honored for their film. Historian Wynne Alexander reads the state proclamation. Credit / Karin Phillips)

Local Students Honored For Documentary

Three Masterman high school students have been honored with a state citation for their award winning film on local African-American history.


Video: Obama Speaks To Phila. Students

Video: President Barack Obama delivered a tough-love message to students at Julia R. Masterman school in Philadelphia.


Phila. School Hosts President's Back-to-School Speech

President Barack Obama visited the Masterman School in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon, delivering his annual back-to-school speech which was broadcast to students across the country.


Obama Chooses Phila. School for Speech Site

President Barack Obama will make his annual Back-to-School speech at Philadelphia’s Julia R. Masterman school next Tuesday.