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(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

For The First Time, No Schools Designated “Persistently Dangerous” In The Phila. School District

The School District of Philadelphia has announced none of its schools were designated “Persistently Dangerous” for this school year.

09/03/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

SRC Scheduled To Make Announcement Friday About Future Of Cash-Strapped School District

The School Reform Commission and Superintendent William Hite are scheduled to make an announcement Friday about the future of the cash-strapped school district.

08/14/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Growing Outrage Over Stalled Cigarette Tax Meant To Help Philadelphia Schools

Republican leadership say they canceled the session because the bill became too complicated, weighed down with non-school related amendments.

08/01/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter: ‘The Children Of Philadelphia Are Being Educationally Abused’

The mayor says Governor Corbett is using Philadelphia children as pawns to get other state issues approved, in order for the schools to get more funding.

06/30/2014

Andrew Jackson Elementary School (credit: CBS 3)

Cause Of Death Released For 7-Year-Old Who Collapsed Inside Philly School

The official cause of death has been released for a first-grader who died after suffering a medical condition at a school in Philadelphia earlier this week.

05/23/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Parents React To Philadelphia School Cheating Scandal

One parent can’t believe the cheating allegations against the principal and four other teachers, one of whom was a teacher here when she was a student.

05/08/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council To Hear From School District Officials On Proposed Budget

On Monday, City Council hears from school district officials on the so-called “empty shell” budget proposed for next year.

05/04/2014

(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

Pictured: Sabra Townsend
(credit: Mike Dunn)

Parents And Public School Advocates Voice Their Displeasure With School District’s Plans

Parents and public school advocates say they’re not at all pleased with the School District’s plans for $45 million dollars recently released by Governor Corbett and they gave City Council an earful this past week.

11/03/2013

file photo (credit: Getty Images)

Dozens Of Allentown Teachers Being Laid Off

Dozens of teachers in the Allentown School District are being laid off.

06/11/2013

(credit: Steve Butler)

Nutter Veto of $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets Will Stand

A City Council plan to add a $4 surcharge on all parking tickets is now dead. Mayor Nutter last week vetoed the $4 ticket surcharge, calling the measure illegal on several fronts.

09/20/2012

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bleak Road Ahead For Philadelphia School District

The road ahead for the School District of Philadelphia looks as bleak as ever after the release Thursday of the findings of an independent consultant.

08/02/2012

Philadelphia School District

Two Candidates Announced For Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

42-year-old Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent at the Clark County, Nevada school district, which includes Las Vegas, is one of the final two candidates for the superintendant position.

06/23/2012

(Credit: School District of Philadelphia)

Philadelphia School District Announces First Finalist For Superintendent’s Job

The School District has released the name of one of the two finalists for the superintendent’s job. The first candidate to be revealed is Pedro Martinez.

06/22/2012

Pa. Secretary Of Education Gives Districts 30 Days To Investigate Standardized Test Scores

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.

07/14/2011

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