School District of Philadelphia
Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.
The Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called “Get Hype Philly.”
The School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.
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.
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.
“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.
All School District of Philadelphia schools and Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the city are closed on Friday.
Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
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.
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.
An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.
The school district is offering a starting salary of $45,360 for applicants with no experience, and more for those with experience.
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.
The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.
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.