School District Shelves Plan Doing Away With Split GradesSuperintendent William Hite says with limited resources, the district decided during negotiations to put that plan on the shelf.
Back To School For Philadelphia School DistrictSummer vacation is over, and 130,000 students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class today.
Attendance Up, Encouraged At Philadelphia Schools"It's very hard to teach children to read and to do math if they're not present," says Superintendent William Hite.
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.