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Parents protest the School Reform Commission's plan to close 29 Philadelphia public schools. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Parents’ Protest Disrupts SRC Meeting On School Closures

Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”

02/22/2013

(David Johnson, with family members, after he was rescued from a locked school building last night.  Credit: CBS3)

Mother of Teen Locked Inside a Philadelphia School For 9 Hours Files Complaint

David Johson spent nine harrowing hours, alone and frightened, in a stairwell at Roosevelt Middle School.

12/16/2011

David Fields, in red, was found locked in a stairwell nine hours after school dismissed.

Boy Found After Being Locked In School Stairwell For 9 Hours

David Fields, 13, didn’t come home from school Thursday afternoon. After 9 hours of searching, he was found locked in a stairwell at Roosevelt Middle School in Philadelphia.

12/16/2011

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Pennsylvania Looking Into Possible Cheating On State Standardized Tests

Pennsylvania education officials are looking into a report that has surfaced indicating possible cheating on state standardized tests.

07/12/2011

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Pa. Lawmaker Demanding Response On Philadelphia School Cheating Allegations

Word of a cheating scandal in Atlanta schools got Pennsylvania state rep Michael McGeehan thinking: what ever happened to a similar case in Philadelphia?

07/07/2011