Superintendent William Hite
The School Reform Commission last night failed to renew the charters of two schools founded by a woman who is on trial on fraud charges.
While teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.
Teachers and parents booed throughout the meeting as the School Reform Commission set aside union seniority rules, and stopped union pay increases based on service time.
The leader of the city’s struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.
By Mike DeNardo HARRISBURG, Pa., (CBS) – Lawmakers in Harrisburg have finally finished their work on the state budget. And that puts one more piece of Philadelphia’s school funding puzzle is in place. In a […]
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.
Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”
One notable school coming off of the school closure list is Strawberry Mansion High School, which will remain open.
Superintendent William Hite told a daylong City Council hearing on Tuesday that he will announce an updated school closure plan next week.
Part of the debate over closing 37 Philadelphia schools includes the possibility of moving some schools into the cavernous district headquarters building.
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, has died, according to her son. She was 66.
Public school advocates are already asking for changes in the action plan unveiled today by Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite. KYW’s Pat Loeb reports they want a moratorium on the school closings Hite as proposed.
After four months of fact-gathering, Superintendent William Hite presented his action plan on Monday to improve Philadelphia schools. His plan has two goals: improving academics and stabilizing finances.
Chanting “save our schools,” an overflow crowd of parents and students packed the first School Reform Commission meeting since Superintendent William Hite announced the school closure plan last week.