Program Connects Students In Low-Income Schools With ArtsThe School District of Philadelphia is reaping big benefits from a program that connects artists with public service in the classroom.
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Race, Gender Discrimination Against School District Of PhiladelphiaA Strawberry Mansion lacrosse player is the plaintiff in a class action race and sex discrimination suit against the School District of Philadelphia.
Cell Phones Allowed In School? It DependsTuesday is the first day of school for Philadelphia public school students. Parents may wonder, whether their children are allowed to bring cell phones to school.
22 Philly Public Schools To Receive New Full-Time Social WorkersThe School Reform Commission on Thursday is expected to approve putting social workers directly in those schools.
Philly Teachers Become Students At Literacy Training ProgramEight-hundred K-3 teachers are sitting in classrooms at Fels High this week, sharing strategies about how to teach reading.
Philly School District Will Not Dock Pay Of Teachers Who Took Part In May Day ProtestThe district had considered docking the teachers' May Day pay, saying no more than 10% of the staff at any one school was allowed off without prior permission.
City Council Tries To Gauge How Close Philadelphia Teachers Are To New ContractCity Council members had little luck on Wednesday in their effort to gauge progress in the long-running negotiations between the Philadelphia teachers union and the school district.
Newly Formed Coalition Aims To Fix Aging Philadelphia School BuildingsThe coalition called the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative is calling on the School District of Philadelphia to step-up maintenance of its buildings, which are an average of more than 65 years old.
Big Data Pays Off For Philadelphia City And School DistrictThe Revenue Department testified at city budget hearings, that it found $4 million for the district with a newly-completed "data warehouse."
Some Philadelphia Schools Are Understaffed, Audit ShowsIn an audit of the School District of Philadelphia, City Controller Alan Butkovitz says 17 of 23 schools examined last year didn't have enough staff for the number of students enrolled.
Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Project Begins At Dobbins High SchoolOne of Philadelphia's historic school buildings is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.
Kensington School Hosts Special Guests In Celebration Of National Breakfast WeekMayor Jim Kenney, City Councilwoman Helen Gym and School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite each sat with separate groups of students as they ate to get a start to their day.