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."
At Masterman School, Students Continue Raking In Achievement AwardsDespite the turmoil surrounding the Philadelphia school district's budget crisis, one of its top high schools has reason again to celebrate.
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.
Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia's School Funding Crisis"The school district is in a budget crisis ... because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented -- discriminatory," Michael Masch said.
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.
Gov. Corbett Quickly Signs $2-Per-Pack Cigarette Surtax For PhiladelphiaThe $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city's struggling school district.
Another Try: Pa. House Committee Approves Phila. Cigarette Tax for SchoolsFor some, it was déjà vu: the House passed a bill more than two months ago to authorize the cigarette tax for city schools, but then the bill got bogged down.
Phila. Public School Advocates Keep Pressure on Corbett For School FundingLaurie Friedman, who lives in West Philadlephia, had tears in her eyes as she read letters written by students begging state lawmakers to increase funding for the city's schools.
Philadelphia Public School Students Return To Class Amid Budget Crisis Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
Volunteers Pitch In To Spruce Up a North Philadelphia Elementary SchoolThis is the third year that "People Helping People" has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.
Nutter Happy To See Schools Opening But Presses Pa. Legislature For ActionThe mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.
Philly Schools To Open On Time, But With Service ReductionsThe School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”
Pa. Governor Candidate Tom Wolf Says State Should Do More For Philadelphia SchoolsOne day after Governor Corbett was in town to announce an advance of funds for the troubled School District of Philadelphia, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Tom Wolf, made a campaign stop in Northeast Philadelphia.
Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be DoneSchools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.
Gov. Corbett Meets With Pa. Lawmakers Over Taxes For Phila. Schools, With Little ResultThey met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.