Philadelphia School District
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.
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.
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.
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.