School District of Philadelphia

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.
Phila. Schools Dismiss Early Again Due To Heat; Some Persevere For GraduationsThe nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.
All School District Of Philadelphia Schools To Dismiss At Noon On Tuesday Due To HeatDue to the high temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia Schools will dismiss early at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 16.
Philadelphia Schools Dismiss At Noon Due To HeatThe Philadelphia School District has announced that all of its schools will be closing early on Friday.
City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million CatchCity Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.