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Philadelphia Public Schools To Ask For $320M In Funding

Superintendent Dr. Hite is calling for $320 million dollars in funding for Philadelphia schools next year and the Mayor made his stance clear on the matter.

02/20/2014

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Ice, Frigid Cold Could Make For A Rough Commute Back To School For Students

The School District of Philadelphia will be open Thursday but officials want parents to be aware of challenges students may face getting to and from school.

01/22/2014

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Soon-To-Be-Released Book On New York City Schools Echoes Situation In Philadelpia

A former New York City teacher is out with a no-holds-barred memoir/slash/manifesto about what ails public schools.

10/20/2013

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Choosing A High School This Fall

Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.

10/15/2013

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Protesters Gather Outside Education Investment Conference In Center City

As a conference of entrepreneurs interested in investing in education took place inside, protesters gathered in front of the Union League on South Broad Street Monday evening with a word of warning to students, teachers and staff at public schools.

09/30/2013

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Philadelphia Schools To Open Amid Budget Chaos

It will be an extraordinary opening day for Philadelphia public schools Monday morning for all the wrong reasons.

09/08/2013

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Folks Throughout Area Doing Some Last-Minute Back-To-School Shopping

Students at Philadelphia public schools return to class Monday and many parents and kids were out shopping Sunday for some last-minute items.

09/08/2013

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SEPTA’s Web Tool Helps Direct Students To New Schools

SEPTA’s website has a school trip planner directing students from the 24 closed schools to their new ones.

09/07/2013

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Corbett Rolls Out Eleventh Hour Plan To Rescue Philadelphia’s Public Schools

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has taken the wraps off an emergency funding proposal intended to raise $140 million for Philadelphia’s public schools.

07/01/2013

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A Lesson In People Watching

Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.

05/13/2013

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Help With Vital Preschool Funding

Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.

05/07/2013

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Uneducated Means Out Of Work

In Philadelphia, over half a million adults lack the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to get a job. They lost their jobs to changes in industry in this new, knowledge-based economy.

05/01/2013

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Philadelphia High School Graduation Rates Up 20 Percent In A Decade

The April-May issue of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook shows graphically where there are large numbers of high school dropouts – in North Philadelphia, in South Philadelphia and a small part of 19127.

04/15/2013

Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey speaks during a City Council hearing on expanding Philadelphia's use of crime surveillance cameras. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Shooting In Sandy Hook Prompts Reexamination Of Security At Philadelphia Public Schools

The Philadelphia School District’s top security official says the district should “re-think” its security efforts at elementary schools in light of the Sandy Hook massacre.

02/11/2013

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Local Non-Profit Offers Families Options For Children’s Education Amid School Closures

As Philadelphia school officials finalize school closures and future plans for public schools, a local non-profit is offering low-income families another option for their children’s education.

01/15/2013

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