School District of Philadelphia
Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.
“By automating the process, getting it online, we’re really very much attempting to provide much better customer service to our parents,” says Karyn Lynch, the school district’s chief of student services.
All School District of Philadelphia schools and Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the city are closed on Friday.
Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia school district spokesman says one student brought a substance which could possibly have been crack cocaine into the Mitchell Elementary School, 5500 Kingsessing Avenue.
An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.
The school district is offering a starting salary of $45,360 for applicants with no experience, and more for those with experience.
Justin Hall, director of student services at the K-8 Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School, says the students are exposed to an array of high school options.
The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.
In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.
“People are losing their homes, they’re losing their vehicles, they’re not able to take care of their children,” says former Palmer staffer Sultan Ashley. “They don’t have medical coverage.”
With the charter school’s closing, parents such as Elaine Williams of North Philadelphia turned out at school district headquarters to find a new school for her second-grader.
Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.
Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District’s Termination Of Teachers’ Contract
Attorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District’s authority to cancel its teachers contract.