At the long-struggling and poor Savoy Elementary School, teachers are using the excitement and discipline of the arts to improve achievement.
School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio says the districts need to hold classes Nov. 8 and 9 to get to the required 180 for the year.
Due to the forecast of severe weather, all Philadelphia Archdiocesan high schools and parish elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia will be closed Monday and Tuesday. In addition, all Philadelphia public schools will be closed on Monday.
Do those permission slips you sign to allow a school to take your child on a field trip mean you can’t sue the school when something goes wrong?
A new bill proposes a three year pilot program to give 25 state school districts, with parents and staff on board, that option.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.
Nearly one-third of 8th grade math students nationwide report that their math work is often or always too easy and almost a third of those in 8th grade read less than 5 pages a day or write lengthy answers to test questions.
New education research measures student improvement, not just scores.
Four day weeks, a longer school day and year-round school are all ideas for making schooling less costly and more effective.
The adoption of Common Core Standards for public schools in 48 states means students in Hawaii and Miami will be studying the same things.
Overwhelming evidence supports the notion that with sufficient funding, school districts can improve all students’ achievement.
The air was electric inside the gymnasium at the Meredith School as the children gathered to watch the Neumann-Goretti and College All-Star basketball players strut their stuff on the court.
When the nation’s first public schools were established, their purpose was to teach basic reading and some writing and arithmetic skills. My how times have changed.
Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about President Obama’s accomplishment in his first term and to Todd Zolecki about his book, The Rotation, about the Phillies pitching staff from last season. He also debates the merits of corporal punishment in schools and the reception Vice President Joe Biden received at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh.