Philadelphia Public Schools

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Choosing The Right Superintendent

As Philadelphia Public Schools search for a new Superintendent, a recent report indicates most big city supers serve an average of just over 3 years.

01/11/2012

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Selecting High Schools

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook provides data on all high schools: admissions requirements, locations, enrollments, demographics and in many cases activities both in and after school. A section in Spanish is included.

09/14/2011

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Truancy: A Major Urban Problem

Truancy is a problem in major urban areas. In Philadelphia 10,000 students, or 6% of the public school population, have 10 or more unexcused absences.

06/22/2011

SRC Chair Robert Archie, State Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis, and Mayor Nutter signing the agreement at a City Hall news conference. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement To Give City More Control Over School District

ayor Nutter is heralding an agreement with the School District and the state which gives the city more info about school finances, and more say over how the district is run.

06/09/2011

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Pa. Budget Cuts Could Mean Potential Layoffs For Philadelphia, Suburban Teachers And Staff

Frustration and uncertainty are growing by the day for thousands of teachers and support staff in Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs.

05/23/2011

66 Philadelphia School Teachers Receive Lindbach Award

Teachers are under fire in a lot of places but they were feelin’ the love at a Tuesday night award ceremony in Philadelphia where 66 public high school teachers received the Lindbach Award.



05/10/2011

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SRC Approves Turnover Of 6 Public Schools To Charter Companies

The School Reform Commission has approved a plan to turnover six Philadelphia public schools to charter companies, as part of the superintendent’s effort to turn around its lowest performing schools.

03/17/2011

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High Schoolers Receive Passport To Performance

Theater is a special experience that many people never have. But the Philadelphia Theater Company is providing passports — an entry to the world of theater.

02/28/2011

Art Speaks

Art Speaks is an opportunity for every single fourth grader in the Philadelphia public schools to travel to major art museums as part of their curriculum.

12/28/2010

Two Local College Preparatory Nonprofits Are Merging

White-Williams Scholars and Philadelphia Futures are stable nonprofits, each with the mission of helping Philadelphia public school students get to college, and succeed once they get there.

12/11/2010

Choosing A High School

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman Choosing a high school is the theme of the current issue of The Public School Notebook and if your child, grandchild, relative or neighbor is in middle school, now is […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2010

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