Inspection Reveals Philadelphia School Buildings Unsanitary, UnsafeCity Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City's School BuildingsAlan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.
Fire Forces Evacuations at Ben Franklin High SchoolThe fire reportedly started around 10am at the school near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.
Staffers at Defunct Phila. Charter School Appeal to School District for Back Pay"People are losing their homes, they're losing their vehicles, they're not able to take care of their children," says former Palmer staffer Sultan Ashley. "They don't have medical coverage."
Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting FamiliesNow that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.
Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter SchoolsThe avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.
Walter Palmer Charter School Heads To Court In Last-Ditch Effort To Stay OpenThe Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners charter school could close any day now, if it can't convice a judge to order an infusion of cash from the school district. Founder Walter Palmer claims the district owes his school nearly $1.4 million.
Phila. School District Will Keep 1½-Mile Radius For Student TranspassesAn agreement is now in place to preserve Septa transportation for thousands of Philadelphia high school students.
Sale of University City High School To Drexel U. is CompletedDrexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.
20 Students Taken To Hospital After First Grader Brings Heroin To Cobbs Creek SchoolPolice say a seven-year-old student brought ten packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.
Outside Agency Now Marketing Vacant Philadelphia School BuildingsThe Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is now handling the sales for the school district.
Six Students Arrested After Melée at Bartram High SchoolOne school police officer suffered minor injuries and a student was scratched in the face when the huge fight erupted.
Philadelphia's Principals Union Reaches Tentative Agreement On New ContractThe union that represents Philadelphia Public School principals has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that contains what the union chief calls "serious concessions."
Phila. Schoolteachers, School District Hoping State Mediator Will Break LogjamPhiladelphia public school teachers have been working without a contract since the start of the school year.
Phila. School District Says Buyers Are Interested in Its Vacant Buildings Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.