Philadelphia School District
Due to the excessive heat, the Philadelphia School District cut classes short Wednesday.
But the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.
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.
Councilman-at-large David Oh says there are plenty of dimes and nickels tucked away in corners of Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget proposal.
Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.
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.
Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.
Auditor General Euguene DePasquale has begun an audit of the school district.
The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.
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.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year’s version of his blueprint to improve city schools.