Philadelphia Public Schools
Teachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.
School Superintendent William Hite will ask the School Reform Commission to approve closing schools the on Thursday, September 24th, two days before the Pope’s arrival.
Appearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.
A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.
“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Randolph’s winning burrito will now be among the breakfast options that will be served in all full service Philadelphia public schools.
For Philadelphia’s 8th graders it’s a somewhat scary time – a time to learn about high schools and make choices for admission next year.
Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
Corporations and community groups are fast becoming an indispensable asset to the schools by helping to fill the budget gaps.
More than 2,200 educators attended the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute in July in downtown Philadelphia.
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.
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.
A former New York City teacher is out with a no-holds-barred memoir/slash/manifesto about what ails public schools.
Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.
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.