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Philadelphia School District

(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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Study: Pa. Public School’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Puts Some Minorities At Risk

The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.

11/18/2013

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Mayor Nutter, Council President Reach Agreement On Funding For School District

The Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.

10/30/2013

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Mayor Nutter Rappels 31 Stories To Raise Money

Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound.

10/19/2013

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State Senate To Vote On More Money For Philadelphia Schools

It appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.

10/18/2013

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

After Philadelphia Asthma Death, Focus On School Staffing

Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.

10/17/2013

West Philadelphia High School

Choosing A High School This Fall

Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.

10/15/2013

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Drexel U. Eager To Negotiate Purchase of Closed High School Site

Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.

09/26/2013

(Two-day chess marathon Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Annual Directory Of After-School Activities Now Available

With the start of the school year, comes a just-released list of after-school activities.

09/14/2013

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SEPTA’s Web Tool Helps Direct Students To New Schools

SEPTA’s website has a school trip planner directing students from the 24 closed schools to their new ones.

09/07/2013

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Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School District

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.

09/02/2013

PFT members gather for Labor Day Parade as contract talks continue with the school district. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Teachers Vent As Contract Talks Continue With Philadelphia School District

Teachers marching in the Labor Day Parade on Monday said they’re willing to bend but not break.

09/02/2013

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

Deadline Comes And Goes With No New Contract For Philadelphia School Teachers

The midnight deadline came and went Saturday, but there was no new contract between the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union.

09/01/2013

Made In America - Day 2

Local Educator Asks ‘Made In America’ Performers To Help Philadelphia Schools

One local educator wants the performers at this weekend’s Made in America festival to pitch-in to help Philadelphia’s cash-strapped schools system.

08/31/2013

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Mayor Nutter Defends Efforts To Secure Funding For Philadelphia Schools

With the teachers union airing ads blasting him, Mayor Nutter is defending his efforts to secure funding for Philadelphia schools.

08/26/2013

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