Earlier Start To School Year In Philly? Survey Yields Mixed ResponseThe School District of Philadelphia has wrapped up a survey on its proposal for an earlier start to the academic year.
Philadelphia's Principals Union Elects New PresidentMembers of Teamsters Local 502 of the Commonwealth Association of Administrators have elected Longstreth Elementary principal Robin Cooper as their new president.
City Council Looks At Why It's So Hard To Hire, Keep Teachers In PhiladelphiaIt's been four years since Philadelphia teachers had a raise. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan says that's making it hard to attract talent.
State Committee Looking To Improve School Construction ReimbursementA state committee got a look at the stark differences among Pennsylvania school buildings on Monday.
Ending Summer Vacation In Philly Schools Before Labor Day? It May HappenThe Philadelphia School District is proposing an earlier start to its school year by beginning fall classes before Labor Day.
SEPTA Strike Does Not Force Closure Of City SchoolsThe Philadelphia School District says schools will be open Tuesday, regardless of whether there is a SEPTA strike.
Philadelphia School District Launches State Of The Art Media Production Facility For StudentsIn this state-of-the-art production facility, students can make scripted shows, music recordings and news broadcasts.
Mayor Kenney Blasts School Reform Commissioner's Approach To Languishing Teacher Contract TalksOn Friday the mayor blasted one school reform commission member on the issue.
Philadelphia School District Plans For Revamp Of Low-Performing SchoolsThe Philadelphia School District wants to hear what the public thinks before it revamps some of its weaker schools.
Philadelphia School District Releases Water Safety Test ResultsThe Philadelphia School District has released the results of water safety tests conducted on 22 schools since starting the testing in August.
Philly School District Announces Student Aid ChallengeOpen enrollment for the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) has been moved up from January to October, giving college-bound high school students three additional months to fill out financial aid forms.
SRC Chair Neff, Commissioner Houstoun Announce Their ResignationsTwo of the five members of the School Reform Commission are out. Commission chair Marge Neff is resigning effective November 3. Commissioner Feather Houstoun is leaving next Friday.