Philadelphia School District
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.
Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.
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.
Student chefs from three Philadelphia public schools competed Thursday for the honor of getting a dish they created on the district’s breakfast menu.
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.
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.
Due to the inclement weather expected in the area, the School District of Philadelphia will dismiss students 12 p.m. Monday.
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.
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.
Today brings the first round of hearings on dozens of new charter school applications in Philadelphia.
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.