Philadelphia School District

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New School Year, New Management, And New Cash For A Philly Charter School

Teachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.

08/26/2015

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

Lawsuit Says Phila. School District Fails To Translate Special Education Papers For Parents Who Don’t Speak English

One of the lead plaintiffs, Barbara Galarza, only speaks Spanish. She says the school district refused to provide her with documents — in Spanish — that would have prepared her for word that her daughter was diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

08/25/2015

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Arbitrator Says School District Disregarded Seniority When Rehiring Laid-Off Counselors

An arbitrator says the Philadelphia School District violated the teachers contract when it disregarded seniority when rehiring laid-off counselors two years ago.

07/07/2015

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More Philadelphia Students Graduating

On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.

06/22/2015

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Philly Celebrates Cities Brightest In Class Of 2015

Mayor Nutter, Superintendent Hite, dance teams and drum lines from schools, cheerleaders and more than 1,500 graduating high school seniors took part in the event.

06/07/2015

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Rejecting Mayor’s School Bailout, Council Eyes Hikes in Parking and Business Taxes

City Council opposes Mayor Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.

06/04/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

New City Website Shows Taxpayers’ Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.

05/23/2015

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

KYW Flashback: Philadelphia School Budget Problems Then And Now

It’s a scene that has played out from year to year. Only the people have changed.

05/08/2015

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

Philadelphia School District Seeks Ideas For Reinventing Existing Schools, Creating New Ones

The school district is inviting educators and communities to submit ideas to turn around the academics at individual schools, or to create entirely new high schools.

04/21/2015

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Philadelphia Chapter Of NAACP Hopes To Boost Voter Turnout For Next Month’s Primary

The local chapter of the NAACP is focused on next month’s primary in two ways: they hope to increase voter turnout and they want support for a ballot question involving control of the Philadelphia School District.

04/12/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter’s Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life Support

As the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District’s request for an additional $103 million in city funding.

03/31/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Dr. William Hite: ‘We Must Give Every Child The Opportunity To Have A Real Chance At Success’

Gary R’Nel spoke with the Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Dr. William Hite, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his Action Plan 3.0 for Philadelphia schools and the improving financial status of the district.

03/05/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools

Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.

03/04/2015

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Philadelphia School District Urging Parents To Sign Kids Up For K Soon

Philadelphia public elementary schools will open their doors to pre-schoolers and their parents on Wednesday, in hopes of getting them to sign up early for kindergarten.

03/02/2015

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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

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