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Philadelphia School District

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Superintendent Hite Seeks To Suspend Seniority

The leader of the city’s struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.

08/14/2013

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Parents, Community Leaders Rally As School District Awaits $50 Million

Public school advocates say while politicians ‘bicker’ about how the city should come up with $50-million to enable the Philadelphia School District to open classes on time, children deserve more than three-times that amount.

08/12/2013

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Hite Meets With Philadelphia Principals As District Waits For Money To Start School Year

Philadelphia school’s Superintendent William Hite addressed the 212 principals who gathered Monday morning for a leadership conference.

08/12/2013

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Education Advocate Speaks Out On Philadelphia School Budget Crisis

The Philadelphia School District’s budget crisis has many families worried as summer draws to a close with the beginning of the school year up in the air. But a parent and education advocate says this is more than just about the $50 million dollars to get schools open on time.

08/10/2013

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Schools Chief: I Need $50M To Open Schools

The superintendent of Philadelphia’s troubled school system says he can’t open city schools next month without another $50 million in funding.

08/08/2013

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Philadelphia Teachers Being Recruited By A Virginia School District

Petersburg schools spokeswoman Nicole Bell says they are not trying to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding Philadelphia’s school budget crisis.

07/28/2013

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Local Musicians Urge Restoration Of Funding For Arts In Philadelphia Schools

While the R&B, rap and rock bands played on, organizers gathered petition signatures at Love Park Tuesday, urging that cuts to music and arts programs in Philadelphia schools be restored.

07/23/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Financial Crisis Leaves Many Lives In Limbo

Many of the 4,000 laid-off Philadelphia school employees are living in limbo, waiting to see whether the district can scrape-together enough money to hire them back.

07/22/2013

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City Council President Sounds Warning Cry About Philadelphia’s Worker Pension Fund

The 2009 one-percent hike in the Philadelphia sales tax was supposed to be temporary, but it’s now permanent as part of the state’s solution to the school district cash crisis.

07/21/2013

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Protesters At City Hall Call On City Council To End Summer Recess

At a City Hall rally Tuesday afternoon, members of the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools had a simple message: “Council needs to get back to work.”

07/16/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Millions Added For Philadelphia Schools As State Finalizes Budget

In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.

07/16/2013

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Blog: Audit Finds $ And Equipment Missing From Philly Schools

By Jim Donovan:   Have you ever misplaced your keys?  Most of us have from time to time.  But what about losing a snow blower or air conditioner; has that ever happened to you?  I know, […]

07/03/2013

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Corbett Unveils Plan To Rescue Philly Schools

Gov. Tom Corbett said he has completed negotiations with state lawmakers on a rescue package for Philadelphia public schools.

06/30/2013

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Pa. Plan To Bail Out Philadelphia Schools Shifts

A Philadelphia state senator says a rescue package for Philadelphia schools is evolving and that the latest proposal no longer includes giving the city the power to increase cigarette taxes there.

06/30/2013

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Parents Press Council For More Help For City’s Schools

Parents upset with the Philadelphia School District’s budget crisis came to City Council Thursday, hoping those lawmakers would boost the size of the city’s bailout. The parents left disappointed.

06/21/2013

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