Two Key Positions Expected To Come To Every Philadelphia District SchoolIt's a safety concern that's been plaguing the district; many schools are without a full-time counselor or nurse because of the district's economic struggles.
Unanimous Yes Vote To Extend Contract Of Superintendent William HiteThe School Reform Commission by a 4-0 vote approved the deal which would keep William Hite as superintendent until August of 2022, at $300,000 a year.
Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance BonusHite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.
Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made PublicA commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.
Phila. City Council Rules Out School District's Full Cash RequestThe lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district's $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they'll raise even that amount is very unclear.
School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City CouncilThey were getting a less-than-warm reception.
US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For YouthThe adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.
Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School NursesSchools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.
Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing SchoolsLow-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.
Some Well Known Philadelphians Enlisted To Promote VegetarianismAmong those who are joining the cause, at least temporarily, is Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.
Former 'Occupy' Member's Newest Activism: Tablet Computers For Philly Schoolkids Some students at a Philadelphia high school have new Kindle Fires, which came from an untraditional source.
Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They'll Move Schools Forward TogetherNew SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.