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.
School officials in Marlboro say they are placing armed, uniformed township police officers in the district’s schools.
With some schools in southeastern Pennsylvania closed for a week now due to Hurricane Sandy, spokesmen say state legislative leaders would consider relaxing the 180-day requirement for affected school districts.
State education officials say students will be returning to classes Monday in many New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.
School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio says the districts need to hold classes Nov. 8 and 9 to get to the required 180 for the year.
Halloween is a little more than one week away, but students here at Schuylkill Elementary aren’t planning their classroom costumes.
Do those permission slips you sign to allow a school to take your child on a field trip mean you can’t sue the school when something goes wrong?
Terry Dougherty is a hero to the troops and their children. The South Jersey teacher has gathered a small army of volunteers to help military children do well in school.
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CBS New York is reporting that numerous school officials and teachers have been suspended from a northern New Jersey school district after state investigators said they helped or encouraged students to cheat on standardized.
The Philadelphia School Partnership has commitments of $52 million toward its goal of $100 million to help expand opportunities at schools it says are doing it right — whether they are public, private or charter.
Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.
The Pennsylvania House has given preliminary approval to legislation that would create a new rating system for teachers, principals and non-teaching professionals.