Philadelphia Middle School Locked Down For Several Hours After Reports Of Person With GunA school was placed on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon following reports of a person with a gun in the area.
Mayor Kenney Proposes Ending School Reform CommissionPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has called for the dissolution of the School Reform Commission (SRC), and a return to local control, in an address to city council on Thursday morning.
New Crowdfunding Tool Allows Donors To Help Individual Philly SchoolsThis web tool allows donors to contribute directly toward the needs of an individual Philadelphia public schools.
State Supreme Court Ruling On Charter Schools Is Big Win For Philly School DistrictThe state supreme court has given the Philadelphia School District a major victory, ruling that the district is allowed to enforce caps on charter school enrollment.
New Vaccine Rules Parents Need To Know Before School StartsPhiladelphia officials are urging parents to get the shots now.
City Controller Audit Finds School District Hasn't Paid $6M To Former EmployeesThe district blames the financial straits of the last few years.
School District Introduces New Method Of Identifying Gifted StudentsIt's said the difference between a bright child and a gifted child is: A bright child knows the answers. A gifted child asks the questions.
School District Shelves Plan Doing Away With Split GradesSuperintendent William Hite says with limited resources, the district decided during negotiations to put that plan on the shelf.
SRC Approves Long Awaited Teacher Contract, Not Without Some Drama ThoughThe SRC voted 4-1 to ratify the tentative agreement already approved by members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
Philly Public School Teachers Vote To Approve Tentative Contract AgreementPhiladelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan made the announcement Monday night after the rank-and file met at the Liacouras Center.
Philadelphia District Schools Will Now Be Equipped With Life Saving DevicesA longtime effort to put lifesaving devices in every Philadelphia school is just about complete.
Two Sides Inch Closer To Finally Getting Teachers Contract: 'The Needle Is Moving'Negotiators are making progress, says Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.