Philadelphia School District
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.
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.
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.
Upwards of 200 students stood outside the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts in a spirited protest and symbolic ‘strike’ on Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
The schools have more than 1,300 students all together, and Whole Foods says the funds raised will directly support students.
Pension reform and liquor privatization are longshots, but as lawmakers return to the state capitol today, one thing that may get done is a cigarette tax in Philadelphia to generate badly needed cash for city schools.
The Philadelphia School District is trying some new strategies to stress the importance of attendance.
Seven Philadelphia School District parents have alleged in a lawsuit that the Pennsylvania Department of Education violated its obligation to investigate allegations of curriculum deficiencies in the schools.
Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
Teachers in Philadelphia’s cash-strapped public schools are already back at work, getting ready.
The family of a girl who died of an asthma attack after attending a public school without a nurse has sued the Philadelphia School District.
The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions at school district headquarters.