Philadelphia Public Schools

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

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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Some Philadelphia H.S. Students Will Have A New, Easy Way To Get Condoms

Students in 22 Philadelphia public high schools will return to school in the new year to condom dispensers in the nurse’s office.

12/23/2012

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Decision Expected Soon On Which City Schools Will Permanently Close

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.

12/05/2012

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Selecting A School

GreatPhillySchools.org includes information and ratings on over 400 public, charter, private and parochial schools in Philadelphia.

11/20/2012

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Making High School Choices

The race is on for Philadelphia’s public school 8th graders. By November 2nd they must select five high schools and starting September 19 applications will be accepted.

09/18/2012

Student Kiara Garcia speaks while parent Kia Henson -- far right -- and Teachers Union President Jerry Jordan -- next to Henson -- listen. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Group To Develop Plan Countering School Closures Study

A group of students, parents and teachers — unhappy with a consultant’s report that called for the closing of one-fifth of Philadelphia public schools –announced they’ll launch their own effort to develop a strategic plan.

08/16/2012

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