Philadelphia School District
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn’t count on getting that much money from the city and state.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year’s version of his blueprint to improve city schools.
As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.
The presence of protesters may have played a role in forcing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to switch venues in Philadelphia Friday morning.
Principals Deidre Bennett, who had been at Huey Elementary, Michelle Burns formerly of Tilden Middle, and Marla Travis-Curtis, the principal at Lamberton Elementary, were fired.
The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.
At Central High School – long regarded as one of the city’s top academic magnets – there are two counselors for 2,400 students. There were six counselors last year.
The School Reform Commission is pledging to approve key school district hires in public, after failing to do so for years.
The School Reform Commission has ordered its lawyer to investigate why dozens of top-ranking Philadelphia School District leaders were hired over the last two years without public notification, in violation of district policy and the Sunshine Act.
The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.
The Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.
Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound.
It appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.
Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.
Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.