School District of Philadelphia

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Students from Randolph High School dance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, at the launch of the "Get Hype Philly" program.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Launches New Program To Get Schoolkids Focused on Fitness

The Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called “Get Hype Philly.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

Phila. School District Implements New Plan Aimed At Improving Early Childhood Education

The School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.

03/18/2015

(Shortly after school police confiscated anti-charter protest signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting, Lisa Haver, of the  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools (APPS) displays a hastily drawn sign that says, "Why did SRC take our signs?"  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs Confiscated

Lisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC’s February 18th meeting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide

Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(The "Parent and Family Portal" on the School District of Philadelphia web site.)

Phila. School District Moves Its Entire School Selection Process Online

“By automating the process, getting it online, we’re really very much attempting to provide much better customer service to our parents,” says Karyn Lynch, the school district’s chief of student services.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

School Closings

Philadelphia Public And Archdiocesan Schools Closed Friday

All School District of Philadelphia schools and Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the city are closed on Friday.

03/05/2015

(Mayor Nutter delivers his budget address to City Council.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Nutter’s Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia Lawmakers

Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote Tonight

The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(S. Weir Mitchell School, Philadelphia.  Public domain file photo by Smallbones)

Police: 4 Students Get Hospital Check After One Brought Bag Of Crack Cocaine To SW Phila. School

A Philadelphia school district spokesman says one student brought a substance which could possibly have been crack cocaine into the Mitchell Elementary School, 5500 Kingsessing Avenue.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In Philadelphia

An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.

02/04/2015

(The Philadelphia School District's web site features a section for prospective teachers and principals.  Graphic: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia School District Seeking Hundreds of Teachers For Next School Year

The school district is offering a starting salary of $45,360 for applicants with no experience, and more for those with experience.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia Charter School Helping Its Students Navigate High School Choices

Justin Hall, director of student services at the K-8 Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School, says the students are exposed to an array of high school options.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

New Safe Driving Program for Philadelphia Schools Gets Thumbs-Up From Students

The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment Terms

In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

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