Two Philadelphia School Principals Lose Credentials In Wake of Test Cheating ScandalThese are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
Worries Abound as Pa. Revamps Performance Testing in Public High Schools The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is in the process of rolling out new exams for high school students that will become a graduation requirement by 2017.
Many Philadelphia Schools Qualify For 'Low-Achieving' Tax Credits For StudentsMore than half of the school buildings in the School District of Philadelphia are on the list.
Philadelphia-Based Cyber Charter School Will Go OfflineThe state education secretary announced late Thursday afternoon that the board of trustees of Philadelphia-based Frontier Virtual Charter School voted to voluntarily surrender the school’s charter.
STUDY : Pennsylvania Students At Worst Academic Schools 5 Times More Likely To Suffer ViolenceA study from the Commonwealth Foundation finds that children who attend schools with the worst academic performance in Pennsylvania are five times more likely to be a victim of violent crimes in school.
Judge OKs Infusion of Funds For Foundering Chester Upland School DistrictJudge Michael Baylson’s decision starts the clock running for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to advance some $3.2 million to the Chester Upland school district no later than close of business on Thursday.
Sources: Chester Upland School District To Get State AidSources tell KYW Newsradio that an agreement would advance $3.2 million to the school district. That would be enough to subsidize the district through the middle of February.
Chester Community Charter School Sues School District, State Over FundingOne of the two charter schools in Chester has filed suit in Commonwealth Court, seeking millions of dollars it insists is owed to them, either by the Chester-Upland School District or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Pennsylvania Department Of Education Releases List Of Persistently Dangerous SchoolsThe Pennsylvania education department releases its list of persistently dangerous schools, this week, and, once again, Philadelphia is the only district with schools on the list.
Fewer Pennsylvania Schools Made 'Adequate Yearly Progress'A Pennsylvania Department of Education spokesman says statewide math and reading assessment scores improved slightly but fewer schools in the state made "adequate yearly progress" based on the No Child Left Behind law.
Pennsylvania Department Of Education Open To Four-Day School WeeksIt is not a trend yet, but a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Education says state officials are open to the idea of four-day weeks in classrooms as school districts look for ways to save money.