The Philadelphia School District has sold two historic buildings — one for a lot, one for a little.
Local activist groups, students, parents and community members plan to come together Saturday afternoon to protest the recommended school closings announced on Wednesday.
Parents at two charter schools under a cloud of scandal are asking the School Reform Commission to keep the charters open.
Parents complained to the School Reform Commission last week about Alcorn Elementary at 32nd and Dickinson streets.
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.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is now searching for a way to close a $54 million deficit because of the City Council decision to only add $40 million in new funding for the cash-starved district.
Students and staff at a Northeast Philadelphia school are waiting to find out who will run their school in the fall.
Members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission have voted to close eight of the schools recommended in the District’s Facilities Master Plan Thursday night.
The School Reform Commission is in the process of holding 10 consecutive school closing hearings at the School District’s Education Center on North Broad Street.
The School Reform Commission has taken a step to speed-up the process of closing nine public schools in the city.
A Blue Ribbon Commission says Philadelphia public schools are under-reporting violent incidents, and should offer more counseling to victims.
Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.
After a summer that saw accusations of back-room deals, the new-look panel running Philadelphia schools is making an effort to engage the public.
The new head of the School Reform Commission presides over his first meeting today. Pedro Ramos says he wants to keep a tighter watch on school district finances.
Pedro Ramos, a former Philadelphia school board president and city managing director, was confirmed Monday as new chairman of the SRC.