Philadelphia School District

Mayor Kenney Continues His Weekly School Visits As He Assembles Plan To Fund Community SchoolsMayor Jim Kenney visited service providers at a school in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, as he draws-up his plan to expand the "community school" concept.
Philadelphia School District Announces Schools Will Be Closed TuesdayDue to this weekend's snowstorm, Philadelphia School District officials have announced all schools within the district will be closed on Tuesday, January 26th.
Philly School District Settles With Charter That Allegedly Faked Signatures The School Reform Commission tonight votes on an agreement settling allegations that a charter school fraudulently billed the district.
Phila. Public School Parents Wage Fight Against PrivatizationPhiladelphia's School Reform Commission is set to vote Thursday on turning over two district schools to private charter companies
Some Parents Unhappy Germantown School Will Remain District-RunA district spokeswoman said the administration has agreed to meet with the parents on Tuesday.
School Maintenance Workers Demand Safety Improvements After Worker Burned In Boiler ExplosionAbout 60 union members carried signs that read, "Philly schools are danger zones" and "Protect children, protect workers."
Two Phila. Schools Matched With Charter Operators, Third School Will Remain District-ManagedPhiladelphia's schools superintendent says one of three elementary schools up for charter conversion will remain district-run.
Philadelphia Releases Its Latest Rankings For District And Charter SchoolsThe School Progress Report measures schools on achievement, progress and climate and then places them into one of four tiers.
Unanimous Yes Vote To Extend Contract Of Superintendent William HiteThe School Reform Commission by a 4-0 vote approved the deal which would keep William Hite as superintendent until August of 2022, at $300,000 a year.
Philly School Officials, Students Celebrate Program To Combat Childhood ObesityPhiladelphia School District officials joined with executives from Johnson & Johnson and ShopRite to celebrate a program in some city schools that gets kids up and active, while also teaching them the value of eating healthy.
With No State Budget, Phila. School District Forced To Borrow To Make Ends MeetDistrict deputy CFO Erin Davis says the district has daily cash needs.
Philadelphia City Council's Appropriations Committee To Hold Hearing On School District FinancesPhiladelphia School District officials will go before a city council committee Wednesday to testify about the need for a final $25-million in city funding.

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