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(A school lunch.  File photo by Beau Wade.)

Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

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

Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School Nurses

Schools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.

05/14/2015

(Nutter meets with principal Dana Jenkins, second from right, and parents at Roxborough High.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education Funding

Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Bridesburg Elementary School.  School district photo)

Some Parents Still Upset With Revised Registration List at Bridesburg Elementary

A change in kindergarten registration procedures at a Philadelphia public elementary school has drawn the expected protest by some parents whose kids were accepted, then rejected, for admission next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Bridesburg Elementary School.  School district photo)

Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments

“The policy is very clear — it’s first come, first served,” says a school district official who uncovered irregularities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing Schools

Low-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Mayor Nutter's chief education officer, Lori Shorr, listens as finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question about school funding.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Nutter Administration Dismisses School Funding Alternatives Being Floated

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, says raising property taxes by nine percent is the only way the city can raise the additional $103 million the school district needs next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Seven Philadelphia Public School Principals Garner Special Foundation Awards

Each Lindback award comes with a $20,000 stipend to be spent on the school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, far left, watches as students use laptop computers to learn about human cardiac systems.  Photo by Dan Wing)

Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding Statewide

Going class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(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

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