Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance BonusHite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.
Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made PublicA commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.
Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For FundingThe two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf's education budget.
Phila. City Council Rules Out School District's Full Cash RequestThe lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district's $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they'll raise even that amount is very unclear.
School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City CouncilThey were getting a less-than-warm reception.
Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive ContractCafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.
Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School NursesSchools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.
Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education FundingNutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.
Philadelphia Group Lobbies Pa. Legislators For Fair Funding For Public SchoolsHopping on a bus parked on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the fifty men and women say they are young professionals rallying for fair education funding for Philadelphia schools.
Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?The school district wants more than $100 million above the city's current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
Philadelphia School District 'Lump Sum' Budget Getting OK'd Despite Funding HolesRight now, the district's $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.
Mayor Nutter's Next City Budget Will Include 9% Property Tax HikeKYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.
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.
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.