Philadelphia Public Schools
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.
It will be an extraordinary opening day for Philadelphia public schools Monday morning for all the wrong reasons.
Students at Philadelphia public schools return to class Monday and many parents and kids were out shopping Sunday for some last-minute items.
SEPTA’s website has a school trip planner directing students from the 24 closed schools to their new ones.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has taken the wraps off an emergency funding proposal intended to raise $140 million for Philadelphia’s public schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students in 22 Philadelphia public high schools will return to school in the new year to condom dispensers in the nurse’s office.
Superintendent William Hite says he’ll be ready to announce late next week which of about 40 Philadelphia public school buildings are on the list to close for good.