Superintendent William Hite
Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.
Superintendent William Hite says under his plan, a committee of a school’s principal, teachers and a parent will determine teacher staffing at each school.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn’t count on getting that much money from the city and state.
For Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year’s version of his blueprint to improve city schools.
Principals Deidre Bennett, who had been at Huey Elementary, Michelle Burns formerly of Tilden Middle, and Marla Travis-Curtis, the principal at Lamberton Elementary, were fired.
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.