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Pa. Supreme Court To Rule On SRC Effort To Void Teachers' ContractThe state Supreme Court is going to take up the issue of whether the School Reform Commission had the power to cancel its teachers contract.
Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For SchoolsPhiladelphia teachers are heading for Harrisburg today to press their case for more state funding.
PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School NursesThe Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District's plans to privatize school employees - substitute teachers and nurses.
Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School NursesSchools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.
Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They'll Move Schools Forward TogetherNew SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.
Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers Hosts Mayoral Candidates ForumPFT president Jerry Jordan says this is an opportunity for members to hear the candidate's views on the challenges facing Philadelphia school children.
Group Sues Philadelphia School District, Union Over "Ghost Teachers"The Fairness Center is suing the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union over the longstanding practice of teachers doing union work to remain on the district's books.
School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget ImpactThe district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won't break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment TermsIn a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers' union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers' contract.
Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District's Termination Of Teachers' ContractAttorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District's authority to cancel its teachers contract.
PFT Says Young People Need Opportunity To Voice Concerns In Aftermath Of Ferguson, Staton IslandTeachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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