Philadelphia School District Backs Off Special Treatment For 'Promise Academy' TeachersIt's a win for the teachers' union, who said all along that their contract called for layoffs by seniority and that no group of teachers should be bypassed.
Ackerman's Absence From SRC Meeting Raises Questions About Her FutureWhere was Superintendent Arlene Ackerman? She was not at Wednesday's School Reform Commission meeting, amid reports that the SRC wants her out.
Philadelphia School District Cuts $18M From ‘Promise Academies,’ Ackerman's Future Unclear Amid rumors swirling about the future of Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman, her administration has announced deep cuts in one of her signature programs.
Philadelphia School District, Union Reach Agreement To Move Forward With LayoffsThe School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have reached an agreement which allows the District to proceed with its reduction in teachers.
Philadelphia Teachers' Layoff Dispute Will Go To ArbitratorThe Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have agreed to go to arbitration to settle their dispute over nearly 350 teachers listed for layoffs.
Pa. Supreme Court Will Likely Enter Teachers Union, School District Layoff DisputeIn the ongoing legal battle over layoffs between the teachers union and Philadelphia school district, it appears likely that the State Supreme court will take up the case
State Senator Unveils Plan For Failing Pennsylvania SchoolsState Senator Vincent Hughes' so-called "Victory Academy" plan is similar to what Philadelphia is doing with its "Promise Academies."
City's Struggling Schools Showing Some PromiseEarly indiciations show last year's worst-performing Philadelphia schools are performing better this year.