Philadelphia School District

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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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

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