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(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

There Is No End In Sight For School District Budget Crisis

Philadelphia public schools have been open for a month now and there is no solution to the district’s budget crisis.

10/05/2013

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Philadelphia Man Jailed In Death Threats That Locked Down Pennsylvania Schools

A Philadelphia man has been jailed on charges he made calls from a suburban Pittsburgh hotel room threatening to kill police officers, which prompted a brief lockdown of nearby schools.

09/24/2013

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NJ Considers Requiring Higher GPA For New Teachers

New Jersey is considering requiring at least a “B” average in college for most aspiring teachers.

09/18/2013

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Gov. Christie Joins Camden Students On Second Day Of School

Students greeted Governor Chris Christie at the R. T. Cream School in Camden on Tuesday morning, where he was joined by Camden Mayor Dana Redd and new superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.

09/10/2013

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Schools Chief: I Need $50M To Open Schools

The superintendent of Philadelphia’s troubled school system says he can’t open city schools next month without another $50 million in funding.

08/08/2013

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

U.S. Court Rules Pa. School Can’t Ban ‘I (Heart) Boobies!’ Bracelets

After years of litigation about students’ free speech rights, a full U.S. appeals court ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets.

08/05/2013

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Protesters At City Hall Call On City Council To End Summer Recess

At a City Hall rally Tuesday afternoon, members of the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools had a simple message: “Council needs to get back to work.”

07/16/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

A Legal Strip Search Of Students

A high school in Quebec came under fire after 28 students who were taking a math test were strip searched by teachers. Would this have been legal in the US?

07/09/2013

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Gov. Christie Signs Measure Intended To Prevent ‘School Spying’

Districts that provide students with laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices will now have to provide written notification that the device may track them.

04/15/2013

Schools placed on lockdown in city's Feltonville section on April 4, 2013. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Police: Students Made Up Story That Woman Pointed Gun At Them

Two Philadelphia schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday morning after four students told their principal that a female pointed a shotgun at them.

04/04/2013

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Cash-strapped Philadelphia School District Requests Millions From City, State

The district has closed two dozen schools, it’s banking on salary cuts of an average ten percent from its employees, and it cut central office staff in half. But Superintendent William Hite says there’s still a $242 million dollar budget hole.

03/28/2013

Superintendent William Hite at a City Council hearing on his school closure plan. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hite Talks Contract Issues Over Teacher Pay And Water Fountains In Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia’s schools chief wants to clear up some misconceptions teachers may have, after the district’s opening contract proposal to the teachers union leaked out this week.

03/02/2013

School Kidnapping

Mother Of Kidnapped Child Says She’s Hired An Attorney

“We are presenting parents with a safety plan outlining specifics in how to improve safety in school,” said District Spokesman Fernando Gallard.

01/17/2013

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New Jersey School District Starts New Year With Armed Guards

School officials in Marlboro say they are placing armed, uniformed township police officers in the district’s schools.

01/02/2013

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