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Penny Nixon

(Philadelphia School District chief academic officer Penny Nixon, on the steps of Girls' High, at Broad and Olney.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Expanding Its Best Schools To Make Room For More Students

The schools include Girls High, AMY Northwest, and the EM Stanton School.

04/17/2012

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Philadelphia School District Easing Curriculum Required Of Teachers

The Philadelphia school district is planning to loosen the reins on teachers, when it comes to the programs they present in the classroom.

02/19/2012

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School District Investigating Cheating Allegations At Hunting Park School

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.

02/14/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearing On School Closure Plan

Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.

11/29/2011