Supreme Court Rules Philly SRC Did Not Have Power To Scrap PFT ContractPennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission did not have the power to cancel its teachers contract two years ago.
School District Of Philadelphia Retesting Drinking Water For Lead In 40 School SampleAll of the drinking water outlets will be tested to ensure they comply with guidelines.
Governor Wolf To Veto Teacher Layoff Bill, Spokesman SaysA spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf plans to veto a bill that would de-emphasize seniority as a factor when public school teachers are laid off.
School District Of Philadelphia Recruiting Educators, Looking To Fill Nearly 1,000 PositionsThe School District of Philadelphia is courting and recruiting educators from across the region to come there and teach.
$7M Plan To ‘Turn Around’ Poorly Performing Schools In PhiladelphiaThe School District of Philadelphia is investing millions of dollars in a plan to “turn around” some of their worst performing schools.
Can Phila. Schools Make It Through An Entire Year With Half Of Its State Funding?With no Pennsylvania budget in sight and less than half a year's worth of state funding in hand, Philadelphia school officials are wondering when the money pot will run dry.
City Council Committee Hearing Held On State Of Phila. SchoolsNot enough nurses, too few counselors, oversized classes: All the familiar problems emerged during a Philadelphia city council committee hearing Thursday on the state of the schools.
Court Ruling Has Massive Implications For Phila. School DistrictAs the School Reform Commission voted on new charter schools Tuesday night, the state Supreme Court dealt the district a major blow.
Tickets For City's Suite At Bruce Springsteen Concert To Benefit School DistrictMayor Jim Kenney promised to use the city's suites at sports and concert venues to benefit the School District and he's making the first tickets available to the general public for a concert this week.
Mayor Kenney Continues His Weekly School Visits As He Assembles Plan To Fund Community SchoolsMayor Jim Kenney visited service providers at a school in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, as he draws-up his plan to expand the "community school" concept.
Some Parents Unhappy Germantown School Will Remain District-RunA district spokeswoman said the administration has agreed to meet with the parents on Tuesday.
Two Phila. Schools Matched With Charter Operators, Third School Will Remain District-ManagedPhiladelphia's schools superintendent says one of three elementary schools up for charter conversion will remain district-run.