All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote TonightThe School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.
Pa. Speaker Turzai Expects $35M Philadelphia Charter School Donation To Be AcceptedThe Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai(R-Allegheny) talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the proposed $35 million donation by Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to assist in increasing the number of charter schools in Philadelphia.
Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In PhiladelphiaAn influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.
2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement FundsThe Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.
Two Philadelphia Charter School Operators Get Expansion GrantsThe Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and $855,000 to Mastery Charter Schools.
Philadelphia School District Opening 3 New High Schools Next FallIn preparation, the district is encouraging eighth-graders and their parents to take a look.
Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher Seniority Rules In Philadelphia SchoolsSeniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers' union.
Drexel U. Eager To Negotiate Purchase of Closed High School SiteDrexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.
Walton Foundation Makes $5M Grant To Philadelphia SchoolsThe foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.
Report Urges End To Automatic Teacher Tenure In Philadelphia Public SchoolsThe report by the National Council on Teacher Quality comes at a time when the district is negotiating a new contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
New Web Site Helps Philadelphia Parents Choose A School For Their KidsA Pew report two years ago noted that 40 percent of Philadelphia parents believed they did not have enough information about the school choice options available to them.
Local Group Halfway To Raising $100 Million For Philadelphia SchoolsThe Philadelphia School Partnership has commitments of $52 million toward its goal of $100 million to help expand opportunities at schools it says are doing it right -- whether they are public, private or charter.