Ending Summer Vacation In Philly Schools Before Labor Day? It May HappenThe Philadelphia School District is proposing an earlier start to its school year by beginning fall classes before Labor Day.
SEPTA Strike Does Not Force Closure Of City SchoolsThe Philadelphia School District says schools will be open Tuesday, regardless of whether there is a SEPTA strike.
Philadelphia School District Launches State Of The Art Media Production Facility For StudentsIn this state-of-the-art production facility, students can make scripted shows, music recordings and news broadcasts.
Mayor Kenney Blasts School Reform Commissioner's Approach To Languishing Teacher Contract TalksOn Friday the mayor blasted one school reform commission member on the issue.
Philadelphia School District Plans For Revamp Of Low-Performing SchoolsThe Philadelphia School District wants to hear what the public thinks before it revamps some of its weaker schools.
Philadelphia School District Releases Water Safety Test ResultsThe Philadelphia School District has released the results of water safety tests conducted on 22 schools since starting the testing in August.
Philly School District Announces Student Aid ChallengeOpen enrollment for the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) has been moved up from January to October, giving college-bound high school students three additional months to fill out financial aid forms.
SRC Chair Neff, Commissioner Houstoun Announce Their ResignationsTwo of the five members of the School Reform Commission are out. Commission chair Marge Neff is resigning effective November 3. Commissioner Feather Houstoun is leaving next Friday.
Philly Police, School District Respond To Reports Of Scary Clown ThreatsThe statement comes in response to a series of "scary clown threats" that have surfaced on social media.
Changes Ahead For Panel Running Philadelphia SchoolsThe state panel running Philadelphia's schools could have a much different look in a few months.
Back To School For Philadelphia School DistrictSummer vacation is over, and 130,000 students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class today.
Thousands Of Philadelphia Students Head Back To Class!For the first time in years, the first day of school in Philadelphia comes amid a measure of financial stability.
Crowdfunded Classrooms: Teachers Increasingly Solicit OnlinePaper? Pencils? Laptops? Robots? Teachers are increasingly relying on crowdfunding efforts to stock their classrooms with both the mundane and sometimes big-ticket items.
Philadelphia School District Makes Returning To Class FunThousands of families turned out for the Philadelphia school district's event in Fairmount Park.
Philly School District Begins Installing 'Hydration Stations'They're more than just water fountains. The Philadelphia School District is beginning to install what it calls "hydration stations" in schools.