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Masterman Student To Be Charged With Making Threats Towards School Administrator

Philadelphia Police say a male student at the Masterman High School in Spring Garden is expected to be criminally charged for allegedly posting a threat to a school administrator online.

03/10/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

3 Philadelphia Schools Closed Friday To Students; Faculty, Staff Relocated

Martha Washington Academics Plus School, Middle Years Alternative School and Parkway West High School will be closed to students on Friday.

03/06/2014

(Commonwealth Association of School Administrators' president Rob McGrogan, in file photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo/ KYW)

Philadelphia Principals Asked To Take Deep Pay Cuts

Philadelphia principals tonight heard about the serious givebacks included in their tentative contract agreement with the financially-struggling school district.

03/06/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter delivers his 2014-2015 budget address to City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Nutter’s Next Budget Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

Nutter boasted that his $4+ billion spending plan includes no tax increases, but he warned that something must be done to meet the school district’s latest request for an additional $75 million in city funding.

03/06/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia School District Over Grooming Policy

A school police officer’s beard, his religious beliefs, and a grooming policy is the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the School District of Philadelphia.

03/05/2014

Stephen Starr, at his "Parc" restaurant on Rittenhouse Square, announcing plans to collect donations for Philadelphia schools.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stephen Starr Restaurants Collecting Donations For Philadelphia Schools

Starr is chipping in $25,000 himself, with the goal of collecting $100,000 for playgrounds, technology, and internships.

03/04/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District of Philadelphia Weighs Options After 7th Snow Day

Today is the seventh day on the Philadelphia School District calendar wiped-out by snow this winter. Does that mean the school year will be extended into July? Not necessarily.

03/03/2014

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Buyers Found For Four Mothballed Philadelphia School Properties

The school district says it will gross $35 million and net $25 million from the sales.

02/27/2014

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

Bill Green Serves First SRC Meeting As New Chairman

The SRC was interrupted by shouts and jeers and boos from angry parents and educators as they laid out an aggressive agenda for the upcoming year.

02/20/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Superintendent Hite Requests $320-Million For His Ambitious Education Plan

Superintendent William Hite says Philadelphia schools need 320-million dollars more next year, to get his ambitious action plan rolling.

02/20/2014

(Nutter speaks to a luncheon of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Wobbly Funding For Phila. Schools a Business Issue, Too, Nutter Tells Leaders

“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.

02/18/2014

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School Reform Commission Gets New Chair, New Member

Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

02/18/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District Of Philadelphia Shortens Spring Break Because Of Snow Days

The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will now be open three days, April 15, 16, 17, originally designated for spring break.

02/14/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District, Archdiocesan Schools To Remain Closed Friday

Both the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia announced their schools would be closed due to the weather.

02/13/2014

(File photo)

All Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese Schools CLOSED Thursday

Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.

02/12/2014

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