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School Reform Commission Makes Bold Move To Avoid More Cuts

The SRC won’t adopt a budget for next school year until it has secured adequate funding for Philadelphia schools on both the local and state level.

05/30/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Claims Mayor Nutter’s Proposed Budget Is Far From Lean

Councilman-at-large David Oh says there are plenty of dimes and nickels tucked away in corners of Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget proposal.

05/27/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets. File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Taxes Under The Microscope Amid School District Cash Crisis

Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.

05/26/2014

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Legal Victory For Philadelphia Parents Of Students With Autism

A federal judge has given a preliminary okay to a settlement that ensures that autistic children won’t be shuffled from school to school without parents being given advance notice.

05/11/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

5 Charged In Alleged School Cheating Scandal Free, Due Back In Court

Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a public school principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.

05/09/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Principal, 4 Teachers Charged With Doctoring Student Tests

Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.

05/08/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council Wants Financial Oversight Before Helping Cash-Strapped School District

City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.

04/26/2014

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Williams Wants School District To Name Parents Of Chronically Truant Students

Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.

04/17/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

04/15/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

State Auditor General Examines Philadelphia School District

Auditor General Euguene DePasquale has begun an audit of the school district.

04/10/2014

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Public School Notebook Addresses Challenge Of Keeping Kids In School

The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.

03/11/2014

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 schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by 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

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