Philadelphia School District Partners With Philly POPS To Enhance Music ProgramsThe Philadelphia School District is partnering with the Philly POPS and some instrument companies to supplement its music programs and replace an aging inventory of instruments.
Teachers Are Concerned As Classes Begin In Philadelphia SchoolsStudents are working through the nervous excitement of the first day of school. Teachers feel that uncertainty on several levels, says ESOL teacher Leshawna Coleman.
Phila. Public Schools Receive Thousands Of New Books For New School YearOver 180,000 books were distributed across 500 classrooms in 40 different schools.
'Million Father March' Set For First Day Of School In PhiladelphiaOrganizers of the annual "Million Father March" are getting set for the first day of school next Tuesday in the Philadelphia School District.
New School Year, New Management, And New Cash For A Philly Charter SchoolTeachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.
Lawsuit Says Phila. School District Fails To Translate Special Education Papers For Parents Who Don't Speak EnglishOne of the lead plaintiffs, Barbara Galarza, only speaks Spanish. She says the school district refused to provide her with documents -- in Spanish -- that would have prepared her for word that her daughter was diagnosed with an intellectual disability.
Arbitrator Says School District Disregarded Seniority When Rehiring Laid-Off CounselorsAn arbitrator says the Philadelphia School District violated the teachers contract when it disregarded seniority when rehiring laid-off counselors two years ago.
More Philadelphia Students GraduatingOn-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
Philly Celebrates Cities Brightest In Class Of 2015Mayor Nutter, Superintendent Hite, dance teams and drum lines from schools, cheerleaders and more than 1,500 graduating high school seniors took part in the event.
Rejecting Mayor's School Bailout, Council Eyes Hikes in Parking and Business TaxesCity Council opposes Mayor Nutter's plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.
New City Website Shows Taxpayers' Effects Of Proposed School Funding ProgramMayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.
KYW Flashback: Philadelphia School Budget Problems Then And NowIt's a scene that has played out from year to year. Only the people have changed.