School District of Philadelphia
Librarians in town for a national conference joined Philadelphia public school parents, students and staff, yesterday, to call attention to the lack of libraries in district schools.
The School District of Philadelphia will be open Thursday but officials want parents to be aware of challenges students may face getting to and from school.
Should Philadelphia establish a one-stop enrollment portal for public, charter and Catholic schools?
After watching the district close 32 school buildings over the last two years, school advocates were bracing for even more this year. But schools superintendent William Hite says he’s not planning any.
Philadelphia public school teachers have been working without a contract since the start of the school year.
Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.
At Bethune Elementary School, principal Ary Sloane-Pugh arrived to find half of her building with no heat because of a burst pipe.
School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says with morning temperatures forecast to be in the single digits, administrators are deciding whether school should be open on Tuesday.
The school district’s budget crisis cast a shadow over everything it did in 2013.
City Council president Darrell Clarke got fellow lawmakers to agree to a plan that would recover money sent to the school district by selling some unused school buildings to developers.
The Space Research Center, a program that for fifty years allowed Northeast students to create simulated space missions, is being shut down for lack of school district funding.
City Council gets a C-minus. And the state legislature gets a “D” in a report card from a coalition of groups led by Public Citizens for Children and Youth.
City Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties — to benefit the cash-starved district.
The first- and second-year medical students knocked on the doors of Bethume Elementary School last year after hearing that the school did not have a science teacher.
Councilmembers complained to school district CFO Matthew Stanski (left) that the district keeps them in the dark each year about budget woes until the last possible minute.