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Mayor-elect Kenney Plans To Help Schools On First Day Of His AdministrationMayor-elect Jim Kenney is planning to help schools on day one of his administration.
Schools Chief Announces Intent To Scale Back Substitute Teacher Outsource ContractSchools chief William Hite has announced he wants to scale back -- but not scrap -- a controversial outsource contract to manage substitute teachers.
Fundraising Effort Underway To Put Libraries In Philadelphia Classroomst was the start of an effort to raise the final $3.5 million by 2017 for the Right Books Campaign.
City Council, School District Sign Financial Cooperation AgreementThe School Reform Commission has signed a deal promising to share more financial information with City Council.
Phila. School District Goes To Court To Challenge Arbitrator's Ruling On Rehiring Laid Off CounselorsA Common Pleas judge is deciding whether an arbitrator correctly sided with the Philadelphia teachers union, in a dispute over how laid-off guidance counselors were rehired.
Childcare Concerns Arise As Schools Close For Papal VisitMany students in Philadelphia are off to a long weekend -- partially thanks to the Pope's visit.
Early Struggles For Private Firm Hired To Fill Substitute Teaching Jobs In Philadelphia The Cherry Hill-based company Source4Teachers, hired to fill substitute teaching jobs in Philadelphia, is coming up way short during the first week of classes.
Arbitrator Says School District Disregarded Seniority When Rehiring Laid-Off CounselorsAn arbitrator says the Philadelphia School District violated the teachers contract when it disregarded seniority when rehiring laid-off counselors two years ago.
Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance BonusHite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.
Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight ClosureA troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.
Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City's School BuildingsAlan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.
Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made PublicA commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.
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