Superintendent Says Plan To Cut Public Transportation Fare For High Schoolers Off The Table"We withdrew that because we're in conversations now with SEPTA, and we're trying to find a way to resolve this issue,” Hite explained.
City Council Approves Using $120 Million In Sales Tax To Help Philadelphia SchoolsBut the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.
Parents Demand Answers After 7-Year-Old Dies After Collapsing In ClassroomPhiladelphia schools continue to deal with deep budget cuts, just a day after a first grader died at an elementary school that has no full-time nurse.
Education Advocates, City Officials Urge Parents To Complain To State About Philadelphia School District CutsParent groups say the cuts in Philadelphia schools constitute a failure to provide the constitutionally mandated "thorough and efficient" education.
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.
Superintendent Meets With Parents As First Day Of School Approaches In PhiladelphiaThe superintendent of Philadelphia schools met with some parents, as contract talks continue between the school district and the teachers union.
Local Educator Asks ‘Made In America’ Performers To Help Philadelphia SchoolsOne local educator wants the performers at this weekend's Made in America festival to pitch-in to help Philadelphia's cash-strapped schools system.
Mayor Nutter Defends Efforts To Secure Funding For Philadelphia SchoolsWith the teachers union airing ads blasting him, Mayor Nutter is defending his efforts to secure funding for Philadelphia schools.
Philadelphia Parents Take Budget Crisis Concerns To SRCWhile teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.
Superintendent Hite Seeks To Suspend SeniorityThe leader of the city's struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
Parents, Community Leaders Rally As School District Awaits $50 MillionPublic school advocates say while politicians 'bicker' about how the city should come up with $50-million to enable the Philadelphia School District to open classes on time, children deserve more than three-times that amount.