Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher CourtThe district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Files Court Motions Over Contract CancellationUnion president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act "cowardly and disrespectful."
Teachers' Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher IssuesWith the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.
Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be DoneSchools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.
Phila. Lawmakers Hear Competing Views on School Budget OptionsTeachers' union president Jerry Jordan called on City Council to allocate all $120 million from a city sales tax extension to schools.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Asks Pa. Court To Preserve Contract SeniorityThe school district last week asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to affirm its right to sidestep seniority rules.
Charges Filed Against Bartram H.S. Student After Staffer Knocked ColdThe aftermath of the assault was captured on a student's cell phone and posted online.
Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education StatewideThe plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.
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.
Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher Seniority Rules In Philadelphia SchoolsSeniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers' union.
Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School DistrictPhiladelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.