School District of Philadelphia
Hundreds of area students will flock to the School District of Philadelphia Wednesday for the regions only information fair for historically Black colleges and universities.
Four schools are to be revamped under the district’s “School Redesign Initiative,” which gives teachers, principals, and community groups the opportunity to suggest academic overhauls.
The rally highlighted a new Pennsylvania law that allows charter school operators a direct appeal if their application is turned down by the SRC.
The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.
The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.
Currently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.
“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.
They look like library book drops. But they’re lined with Kevlar.
The new principal at Masterman, a magnet school (grades 5-12) in Philadelphia, is no stranger to the place: she was once a student there.
Barbara McCreery, the former principal at Communications Technology High School, and Arthur Melton, the former principal at the now-closed Bok High School, are being charged with cheating on the high-stakes PSSA exams.
The judge called the lawsuit by the Walter D. Palmer Charter School a “travesty,” adding it would be “irresponsible” for the school to pursue the case further.
The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.
Relief. That’s the reaction from Philadelphia school officials at word the Senate has passed the long-awaited cigarette tax.
A City Council committee has signed off on a measure to provide $30 million in temprary funding to the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.