School District of Philadelphia
The spring musical, a signature event at Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts, will not go on as planned this year because of Philadelphia School District cutbacks.
Chris Lehmann, the principal of Science Leadership Academy, has launched an online petition calling on Philadelphia’s professional sports teams to fill the financial gap that could mean the end of scholastic sports.
City Council members are wondering how they and the mayor will come up with an extra $60-million for the school district and whether the state will do its share.
The digital divide is a very real thing in Philadelphia.
The new initiative, called Philadelphia Virtual Academy (PVA), will offer online learning for students in grades 6 – 12, starting in time for the 2013-2014 school year.
Uninsured and underinsured Philadelphia children can get their eyes checked for free on “Give Kids Sight Day.”
School District of Philadelphia spoikeswoman Deirdre Darragh says they simply wanted to give parents a little more time, so the deadline has been extended to Friday, April 19th.
The man who helped both the Philadelphia Gas Works and the Philadelphia School Disrict address their financial woes has been chosen by Mayor Nutter to take charge of going after the city’s many tax deadbeats.
These are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
City Council president Darrell Clarke and others on Council questioned the mayor’s finance director, Rob Dubow, over whether the mayor himself will present a plan to raise an extra $60 million for the school district, or whether that political hot potato will fall in the lap of Council.
The mayor’s proposed budget contains no extra money for the school district. But members of the School Reform Commission said last week they need $60 million more from the city.
The School District of Philadelphia is hosting students from 33 high schools and middle schools in our area for an annual computer fair and competition.
Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey, in her written testimony, said the investigation by the Office of School Safety reveals “serious security breaches at the (girl’s) school.”
With two dozen schools permanently closing in June, about ten thousand Philadelphia students will attend new public schools next year.
The chambers of Philadelphia City Council were packed to the rafters with angry union members as mayor Michael Nutter prepared to unveil his new budget.
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