Universal Audenried Charter High School kicked off its first day of school Tuesday with an extra $2.7 million dollars in its coffers over the next three years — thanks to a federal school improvement grant designed to help transform education through innovation.
The schools include Girls High, AMY Northwest, and the EM Stanton School.
The Philadelphia school district is planning to loosen the reins on teachers, when it comes to the programs they present in the classroom.
The school district’s chief academic officer, Penny Nixon, says in the wake of reports of cheating on state standardized tests, the district will look into the matter.
Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.