Teacher Seniority

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.


(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District of Philadelphia Scraps Teacher Seniority Rules

If the School District of Philadelphia has its way, seniority won’t play as big a role in filling classrooms next year.


(Dominique De Armond said she became disaffected in her goal to become a Philadelphia school principal.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislators See Better Chance For Bill Requiring Merit-Based Teacher Layoffs

Supporters of the legislation say the situation in Philadelphia is shining a new light on the process of teacher furloughs in Pennsylvania.