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(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio)

Local Student Chefs Compete To Get A Dish They Created On School District’s Menu

Student chefs from three Philadelphia public schools competed Thursday for the honor of getting a dish they created on the district’s breakfast menu.

02/26/2015

Fairness Center general counsel David Osborne at a Center City news conference announcing lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District at its teachers union (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Group Sues Philadelphia School District, Union Over “Ghost Teachers”

The Fairness Center is suing the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union over the longstanding practice of teachers doing union work to remain on the district’s books.

02/25/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Not Yet Saying If New Budget Will Answer Latest District Request

Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.

02/24/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Public, Archdiocesan Schools Dismissing At Noon Monday

Due to the inclement weather expected in the area, the School District of Philadelphia will dismiss students 12 p.m. Monday.

01/25/2015

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School District

After a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts.

12/27/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District’s Termination Of Teachers’ Contract

Attorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District’s authority to cancel its teachers contract.

12/11/2014

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

School District Begins Hearings On Applications For 40 New Charter Schools

Today brings the first round of hearings on dozens of new charter school applications in Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.

11/24/2014

Activists at City Hall hold signs depicting the state money spent on standardized testing.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.

11/19/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control

If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.

10/12/2014

CAPA High students protest the SRC voiding teachers' contract with a symbolic strike. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Students ‘Strike’ To Show Support For Philadelphia Teachers

Upwards of 200 students stood outside the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts in a spirited protest and symbolic ‘strike’ on Wednesday morning.

10/08/2014

The Walter D. Palmer Charter School, in Northern Liberties.   (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Walter Palmer Charter School Heads To Court In Last-Ditch Effort To Stay Open

The Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners charter school could close any day now, if it can’t convice a judge to order an infusion of cash from the school district. Founder Walter Palmer claims the district owes his school nearly $1.4 million.

09/24/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

House Signs Off On Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Measure

All eyes shift to the state Senate after the House late this afternoon once again approved a bill to authorize a cigarette tax to raise badly needed cash for Philadelphia schools.

09/22/2014

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

State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly Schools

The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District — a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.

09/22/2014

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South Street Grocery Store Helps Raise Funds For 2 Local Public Schools

The schools have more than 1,300 students all together, and Whole Foods says the funds raised will directly support students.

09/18/2014

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