City Councilwoman Wants More Prayer in Philadelphia Public SchoolsCity councilwoman Jannie Blackwell scheduled the debate on prayer in Philadelphia's public schools based on her belief that the school district could do more.
Workers Continue To Protest Planned Layoffs Within Philadelphia School DistrictBlue-collar workers at Philadelphia schools are continuing their protest against hundreds of planned layoffs.
City And State Send Help For Acting School Superintendent NuneryThe help comes in two forms: The mayor's Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr and former district Chief Academic Officer Ed Williams will each serve as executive advisers to acting superintendent Lee Nunery during the search for a permanent superintendent.
A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In ControversyAfter a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.
Nutter Sees No Conflict In Anonymous Donations Made To Buy Out AckermanThe fact that anonymous, private donations paid for nearly half of Arlene Ackerman's $900,000 buyout is raising questions.
Arlene Ackerman Gets $905,000 Buyout As Philadelphia Schools ChiefThe School Reform Commission issued a statement that Ackerman will be paid $905,000, the amount due on the remainder of her contract.
Pa. Supreme Court Will Likely Enter Teachers Union, School District Layoff DisputeIn the ongoing legal battle over layoffs between the teachers union and Philadelphia school district, it appears likely that the State Supreme court will take up the case
Philadelphia School Officials Prepare To Make Drastic Budget CutsPhiladelphia school officials are preparing to make deep cuts in staff and services, should Governor Corbett's budget become reality.
Major Budget Trouble For Philly SchoolsMore schools could be closed, teachers laid off, classroom sizes expanded and furloughs are all on the table now that the district is facing a big deficit.