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Philadelphia Schools

Luigi Borda, one of hundreds who will run to protest the current state of Philadelphia schools. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Students, Teachers Lace Up To Protest State Of Philly Schools

Hundreds plan to run around Philadelphia school headquarters Saturday to protest the state of education in the city.


Pa. State Senator Vincent Hughes at the podium and student Angel Martinez. (photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public Education

Standing outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.



Charges Filed Against Bartram H.S. Student After Staffer Knocked Cold

The aftermath of the assault was captured on a student’s cell phone and posted online.


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Philly Schools Consider Universal Enrollment Model

District officials are now wondering if universal enrollment can simplify things for Philadelphia students.


(Michael Slade, following his acquittal, outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

2 Charter School CEOs Cleared in Philadelphia Fraud Case

Acquitted were Michael Slade (pictured) and Courteney Knight. The jury continues deliberating the fate of their co-defendant, Dorothy June Brown.


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New Public Service Campaign Aims To Keep Philadelphia Kids In School

The city launched a public service campaign on Wednesday aimed at preventing kids from dropping out of high school.


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Choosing A High School This Fall

Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.



Play On, Philly

At a time when budgets have cut music in schools, Play On, Philly is changing lives.


On October 3rd demonstrators protested Gov. Corbett's decision to withhold $45 million from the Philadelphia school district.  File photo)

Education Advocates, City Officials Urge Parents To Complain To State About Philadelphia School District Cuts

Parent groups say the cuts in Philadelphia schools constitute a failure to provide the constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education.


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Philadelphia Nonprofit, Newspaper Collecting Office Supplies For Needy Schools

This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.


(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Brings Schools Message To Corbett

Inadequate funding for Pennsylvania’s largest school district could damage the futures of its students and the state’s economy, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday after he lobbied Gov. Tom Corbett for more aid.


(Philadelphia schoolteacher Judy Willner, in file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Philly Schoolteacher to Politicians: Spend An Hour In My Classroom!

Judy Willner, a veteran third-grade teacher at Pennell Elementary School in Ogontz, admits she was just blowing off steam online.


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Walton Foundation Makes $5M Grant To Philadelphia Schools

The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.


Superintendent William Hite talks with Safe Corridors volunteers at Ethel Allen Promise Academy (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Superintendent Hite Hits The Streets To Greet School Walk Volunteers

Amid concerns that students are walking unfamiliar routes to new schools, Philadelphia’s schools superintendent took to the streets.


(Students perform a science experiment at Hill Freedom Middle School.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Public Opinion of Philadelphia Schools at 5-Year Low, Survey Finds

The new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only 18 percent of respondents think Philadelphia schools are going a “good” or “excellent” job.