Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water FountainsCouncilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem.
Fight Over Who Pays For Public Schools Heads To Senate FloorThe Pennsylvania state Senate is juggling a long-simmering fight over who pays for public schools just as Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers try to hold together the skeleton of a five-months-late budget deal.
New School Year, New Management, And New Cash For A Philly Charter SchoolTeachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.
Phila. Public Schools Expected To Take Extra Day Off Due To Papal VisitSchool 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.
Hite Sees Danger In Bill To Address PA Struggling SchoolsAppearing 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.
Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School FundingA 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.
Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented"(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.
Health: Philadelphia Students Compete To Create Winning Recipe For The Best Healthy BreakfastRandolph’s winning burrito will now be among the breakfast options that will be served in all full service Philadelphia public schools.
Philadelphia's 8th Graders Consider High School OptionsFor 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 School Students Return To Class Amid Budget Crisis Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
Community Groups, Corporations Help Fill Budget Void For Philadelphia Public SchoolsCorporations and community groups are fast becoming an indispensable asset to the schools by helping to fill the budget gaps.
Thousands of Teachers Becoming Avid Fans Of AVID Teaching More than 2,200 educators attended the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute in July in downtown Philadelphia.