School District of Philadelphia
Districtwide, reading scores were down 2½ points, and math scores were down four points.
A traveling music and technology festival was in Philadelphia on Friday, giving high school students an arts experience they might not otherwise get because of budget cuts.
The funding crisis has caused the Philadelphia school district to slash the number of college guidance counselors.
Supporters of the legislation say the situation in Philadelphia is shining a new light on the process of teacher furloughs in Pennsylvania.
Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.
A few dozen School District of Philadelphia teachers got together Thursday night for an “open mic night,” sharing their stories from the beginning of the school year.
Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.
Budget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia non-profit heard the news it took action.
Amid concerns that students are walking unfamiliar routes to new schools, Philadelphia’s schools superintendent took to the streets.
The new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only 18 percent of respondents think Philadelphia schools are going a “good” or “excellent” job.
University of Pennsylvania design professor Harris Steinberg thinks most of the now-shuttered buildings will bring the city little money — if they can be sold at all.
Dozens of school advocates interrupted the conclusion of Thursday’s City Council meeting with jeers for the mayor and Council because of the school funding stalemate.
It’s day one of a year with unprecendented challenges.
Tired of waiting for answers on how schools can open Monday with overcrowded classes and barely any counselors or support staff, parents are looking at taking matters into their own hands.
The superintendent of Philadelphia schools met with some parents, as contract talks continue between the school district and the teachers union.