Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.
Philadelphia’s school spring break is just around the corner and middle and high school kids needn’t scramble to find fun and interesting activities. PhillyGoes2College.com has just the ticket for ‘students with a goal’.
As of Thursday night, 19 protesters have already been arrested in protests outside the school district’s headquarters – including the president of the American Federation of Teachers.
A coalition of groups is asking Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to pressure the School Reform Commission to put a one-year moratorium on the plan to close dozens of schools.
Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite on Friday put himself in the shoes of schoolkids who would have a much longer walk if their school is permanently closed.
A Philadelphia parent opposed to the plan to close 37 public schools took to the streets yesterday to illustrate the longer walk to school her kids would have to make. “I know about the bullying that’s going on in neighborhoods and in schools,” she said. “I fear for my kids.”
The race is on for Philadelphia’s public school 8th graders. By November 2nd they must select five high schools and starting September 19 applications will be accepted.
City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.
Turning acres of little-used paved surfaces at Philadelphia school yards into parkland is the goal of a program being launched tomorrow by city officials.
One day after the head of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC’s previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
In blunt testimony, SRC chairman Pedro Ramos said that the previous SRC applied stimulus money to new programs rather than using it to address the long-term structural imbalance of the district’s budget.
Mayor Nutter is voicing alarm at certain aspects of the budget unveiled by Governor Corbett on Monday. He’s warning of a rough ride for mental health programs, libraries and homeless centers.
In a letter to the school district, city controller Alan Butkovitz says his annual audit shows the shortfall is bigger than the $61 million announced last week by the district.
Eileen DiFranco, a nurse at Roxborough High School, is among the organizers of weekly protests at the school administration building.
The concept for the Cristo Rey High School is this: students go to class four days a week, then spend the fifth day working at a local business.
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