School District of Philadelphia
Council President Clarke wants to revise the state’s plan for city sales tax revenues so that over four years, the proceeds are split between the schools and the city pension fund. He and the mayor also want approval for a city tax on cigarettes.
The School Reform Commission has decided to defy the city charter and not pass a budget for next year on time.
It’s a victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the School District of Philadelphia in its dispute with the Walter D. Palmer Charter School.
City Council president Darrell Clarke has decided to play it safe, adding a fallback provision to his plan to send sales tax proceeds to the cash-starved school district.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson School.
Philadelphia school officials told city council, today, the deadline for massive lay-offs is getting close and a failure to to come up with funding will mean dire conditions in schools next year.
Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.
It may be a tough sell in Harrisburg, but City Council is hoping to convince state lawmakers to sign on to their revised school bailout plan.
Mayor Nutter says he’s concerned that the proposed graduated split in sales tax proceeds would need approval from the state General Assembly.
The Philadelphia school funding crisis was coming to a head in City Council as the Council president introduced a bailout plan that neither the mayor, state lawmakers, nor school advocates are likely to embrace.
M. Night Shyamalan’s book, “I Got Schooled,” outlines five practices he says data show will improve school performance.
By Dan Wing PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of students made a call for full and fair funding for Philadelphia schools by staging a demonstration at the school district headquarters Monday evening. The students were […]
Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.
Teachers’ union president Jerry Jordan called on City Council to allocate all $120 million from a city sales tax extension to schools.
The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is now handling the sales for the school district.