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.
Dr. William Hite: 'We Must Give Every Child The Opportunity To Have A Real Chance At Success'Gary R'Nel spoke with the Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Dr. William Hite, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his Action Plan 3.0 for Philadelphia schools and the improving financial status of the district.
Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood SchoolsSuperintendent William Hite's plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.