Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers Hosts Mayoral Candidates ForumPFT president Jerry Jordan says this is an opportunity for members to hear the candidate's views on the challenges facing Philadelphia school children.
Group Sues Philadelphia School District, Union Over "Ghost Teachers"The Fairness Center is suing the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union over the longstanding practice of teachers doing union work to remain on the district's books.
School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget ImpactThe district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won't break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment TermsIn a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers' union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers' contract.
Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District's Termination Of Teachers' ContractAttorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District's authority to cancel its teachers contract.
PFT Says Young People Need Opportunity To Voice Concerns In Aftermath Of Ferguson, Staton IslandTeachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf's Election as Pa. GovernorThe mayor believes Wolf's election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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 Protest Budget Cuts At Philadelphia Public Schools Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers spent part of the morning rallying outside of public schools across the city.
Nutter Says Teachers' Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was 'Out of Options'"This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are," Nutter said today.
William Hite Defends SRC's Move To Force Teachers To Contribute To Their Healthcare BenefitsDom Giordano talked to William Hite, Superintendant of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, about the decision to cancel their contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia TeachersSchool Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.
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.