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Philadelphia School District

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

Phila. Principal, 4 Teachers Charged With Doctoring Student Tests

Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.

05/08/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council Wants Financial Oversight Before Helping Cash-Strapped School District

City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.

04/26/2014

Seth Williams (FILE PHOTO credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Williams Wants School District To Name Parents Of Chronically Truant Students

Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.

04/17/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

04/15/2014

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

State Auditor General Examines Philadelphia School District

Auditor General Euguene DePasquale has begun an audit of the school district.

04/10/2014

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Public School Notebook Addresses Challenge Of Keeping Kids In School

The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.

03/11/2014

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Chair Doubtful Superintendent Will Get All Money Requested To Improve Philly Schools

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn’t count on getting that much money from the city and state.

02/22/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Superintendent Releases New Plan To Improve Philly Schools

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year’s version of his blueprint to improve city schools.

02/17/2014

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Mayor Nutter Declares Snow Emergency For City of Philadelphia

As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.

01/21/2014

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Protesters Gather At Central High; Gov. Corbett Switches Venues

The presence of protesters may have played a role in forcing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to switch venues in Philadelphia Friday morning.

01/17/2014

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

3 Philadelphia Principals Fired In Test Cheating Scandal

Principals Deidre Bennett, who had been at Huey Elementary, Michelle Burns formerly of Tilden Middle, and Marla Travis-Curtis, the principal at Lamberton Elementary, were fired.

01/17/2014

FILE: Germantown High School

2013 IN REVIEW: District Closes 24 Philadelphia Public Schools

The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.

12/28/2013

Tatiana Olmedo, guidance counselor at Central High School in Philadelphia. (credit: Tatiana Olmedo)

Philly High School Counselors Say Budget Cuts Have Led To Heavy Caseloads

At Central High School – long regarded as one of the city’s top academic magnets – there are two counselors for 2,400 students. There were six counselors last year.

12/24/2013

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

Philadelphia School District Cites Computer Glitch For Employee Hires Without Public Disclosure

The School Reform Commission is pledging to approve key school district hires in public, after failing to do so for years.

12/21/2013

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

Philadelphia SRC Investigates Hiring Of Key School Officials Without Public Input

The School Reform Commission has ordered its lawyer to investigate why dozens of top-ranking Philadelphia School District leaders were hired over the last two years without public notification, in violation of district policy and the Sunshine Act.

11/24/2013

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