Phila. School District

Phila. Schools Review Cell Phone Policies for Students

Should students be allowed to have cell phones in schools?  The Philadelphia School District is taking a look at its policies.


Feltonville School Opens on Time Despite Vandalism

Philadelphia police are trying to find the vandals who struck a school in the Feltonville neighborhood just before the new school year began.


High Drop Out Rates Among Phila. Black, Hispanic Males

More than half of Philadelphia’s black and Latino boys drop out of high school. A report released on Thursday looks at ways to tackle this chronic problem.


SRC to Announce Guidelines for Ackerman's '11 Bonus

The head of the School Reform commission says the panel will publicly state the benchmarks the superintendent will have to meet to earn a bonus next year.


Phila. School Officials Proud of Increased Performance

There’s a big jump in the number of Philadelphia Schools hitting the mark, under “No Child Left Behind.”


Philadelphia Summer School Programs Dismiss Early in Heat

by KYW’s Mike DeNardo The extreme heat forced an early dismissal today for 50,000 students in Philadelphia’s summer school programs.   And schools will be closing early again tomorrow (Wednesday).


Phila. Summer School Classes Ending Early Today

by KYW’s Al Novack The high temperatures are taking their tolls on the city’s summer school programs.  All public schools will close early today.


"Blind Side" Star Visits Philadelphia to Encourage Students

by KYW’s Karin Phillips The young actor who costars in a recent, critically acclaimed film was in Philadelphia today to talk to young people and their parents about doing well in school.


Students Honored for Perfect Attendance

by KYW’s Mike DeNardo If 80 percent of success is just showing up, four Philadelphia high school seniors are well on their way. They’re graduating with perfect attendance for their entire school careers. “Can we […]