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(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

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

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

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

Some Laid-Off Staffers Being Brought Back To Philadelphia Schools

With the start of school a little more than two weeks away, the Philadelphia School District is restoring some laid-off staffers with the money it has available.

08/24/2013

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Philadelphia Parents Take Budget Crisis Concerns To SRC

While teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.

08/22/2013

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SRC Votes To Suspend School Code, Bypassing Union Seniority Rules

Teachers and parents booed throughout the meeting as the School Reform Commission set aside union seniority rules, and stopped union pay increases based on service time.

08/15/2013

(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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