Superintendent William Hite says Philadelphia schools need 320-million dollars more next year, to get his ambitious action plan rolling.
Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.
After watching the district close 32 school buildings over the last two years, school advocates were bracing for even more this year. But schools superintendent William Hite says he’s not planning any.
The Philadelphia branch of the NAACP and the antiviolence initiave “Hands Across Philadelphia” are teaming up with the Philadelphia school district to launch a new essay contest focused on black history.
The school district’s budget crisis cast a shadow over everything it did in 2013.
A press release says Ramos, who has served two years as chairman of the SRC, resigned “to attend to recent, unexpected news within his family.”
Dozens gathered for the vigil in front of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters Thursday night,
Districtwide, reading scores were down 2½ points, and math scores were down four points.
Amid concerns that students are walking unfamiliar routes to new schools, Philadelphia’s schools superintendent took to the streets.
It’s day one of a year with unprecendented challenges.
Chris dissects the battle between Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia teacher’s union, as well as the continued fallout from Miley Cyrus performance on MTV. He also talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine about her new book, The End of the Suburbs.
With the start of school a little more than two weeks away, the Philadelphia School District is restoring some laid-off staffers with the money it has available.
The Philadelphia teachers’ union is mulling its legal options now that the School Reform Commisson has taken the unprecedented step of overriding the union’s contractual seniority protections.
Nutter said the city will borrow the money until the funding crisis can be resolved.
State budget secretary Charles Zogby, in a statement, said concessions from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers must be negotiated before that cash is released.