A Philadelphia city councilman wants to force members of the School Reform Commission to take a public stand on the city’s controversial 10-year property tax abatement, a tax break that costs the school district millions.
Philadelphia public schools have been open for a month now and there is no solution to the district’s budget crisis.
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.
New Jersey is considering requiring at least a “B” average in college for most aspiring teachers.
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.
The superintendent of Philadelphia’s troubled school system says he can’t open city schools next month without another $50 million in funding.
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.
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.”
Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.
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?
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.
Two Philadelphia schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday morning after four students told their principal that a female pointed a shotgun at them.
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.
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.
“We are presenting parents with a safety plan outlining specifics in how to improve safety in school,” said District Spokesman Fernando Gallard.