Community Groups, Corporations Help Fill Budget Void For Philadelphia Public SchoolsCorporations and community groups are fast becoming an indispensable asset to the schools by helping to fill the budget gaps.
Thousands of Teachers Becoming Avid Fans Of AVID Teaching More than 2,200 educators attended the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute in July in downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Public Schools To Ask For $320M In FundingSuperintendent Dr. Hite is calling for $320 million dollars in funding for Philadelphia schools next year and the Mayor made his stance clear on the matter.
Ice, Frigid Cold Could Make For A Rough Commute Back To School For StudentsThe School District of Philadelphia will be open Thursday but officials want parents to be aware of challenges students may face getting to and from school.
Soon-To-Be-Released Book On New York City Schools Echoes Situation In PhiladelpiaA former New York City teacher is out with a no-holds-barred memoir/slash/manifesto about what ails public schools.
Choosing A High School This FallChoosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it's harder than ever. But there is help.
Protesters Gather Outside Education Investment Conference In Center CityAs a conference of entrepreneurs interested in investing in education took place inside, protesters gathered in front of the Union League on South Broad Street Monday evening with a word of warning to students, teachers and staff at public schools.
Philadelphia Schools To Open Amid Budget ChaosIt will be an extraordinary opening day for Philadelphia public schools Monday morning for all the wrong reasons.
Folks Throughout Area Doing Some Last-Minute Back-To-School ShoppingStudents at Philadelphia public schools return to class Monday and many parents and kids were out shopping Sunday for some last-minute items.
SEPTA's Web Tool Helps Direct Students To New SchoolsSEPTA's website has a school trip planner directing students from the 24 closed schools to their new ones.
Corbett Rolls Out Eleventh Hour Plan To Rescue Philadelphia's Public SchoolsPennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has taken the wraps off an emergency funding proposal intended to raise $140 million for Philadelphia’s public schools.
A Lesson In People WatchingCarly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.
Help With Vital Preschool FundingWithin the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.
Uneducated Means Out Of WorkIn Philadelphia, over half a million adults lack the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to get a job. They lost their jobs to changes in industry in this new, knowledge-based economy.
Philadelphia High School Graduation Rates Up 20 Percent In A DecadeThe April-May issue of the <em>Philadelphia Public School Notebook</em> shows graphically where there are large numbers of high school dropouts - in North Philadelphia, in South Philadelphia and a small part of 19127.