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Public Schools

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At Some Schools, Football Not Making The Cut

Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.

04/16/2014

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More Public School Students Getting Free, Healthier Breakfast

Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.

04/02/2014

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Superintendent Hite Introduces New Action Plan To Turn Around Philadelphia Public Schools

For Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.

02/17/2014

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Longer School Day In Some Florida Schools Boosts Reading Levels

Two years ago, Florida required 100 of its lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour each day to use the time for reading instruction. The program has produced good results.

02/12/2014

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Gov. Corbett Speaks To Dom Giordano About Some Of Pa.’s Hot Topics

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett joined Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss his Energy = Jobs campaign, funding for Philadelphia’s public schools, a court ruling that struck down the highly controversial voter identification law, and the progress of an initiative to privatize the commonwealth’s state owned liquor stores.

01/21/2014

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Bill Advances To Post ‘In God We Trust’ In Schools

Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post “In God We Trust” in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week.

10/24/2013

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Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School Funding

Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.

10/10/2013

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Teachers Pay House Calls

Hundreds of teachers in D.C. will spend weekends and evenings this fall visiting homes of students in 43 schools hoping to improve academic achievement.

09/16/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

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Community Schools Bring Service Under One Roof

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With large numbers of low income people in urban areas, community schools are on the rise – places that educate children, and have services like teaching English to […]

06/04/2013

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Professor: Campaign To Market Center City Public Schools Increases Divide Of ‘Haves,’ ‘Have Nots’

According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”

05/05/2013

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Schools Must Heal, Not Punish

Schools that undertake supportive, compassionate, and solution-oriented discipline methods have seen a 20 to 40 percent drop in suspensions in their first year.

04/30/2013

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What Makes A Good Principal?

A recent study by the Bush Institute found that states have little or no information on how principals are prepared, licensed, supported and evaluated.

03/20/2013

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School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close

The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.

03/07/2013

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Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia Schools

The rally was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Juntos, a non-profit that works for equal rights for the Latino immigrant community.

01/29/2013

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