Move To Return Philadelphia Schools To Local Control Is Gaining MomentumThe state-run School Reform Commission last week publicly discussed for the first time the process of voting itself out of existence.
Colorful Display Of Unity Against Bullying In Philly SchoolsA lot of people at school headquarters were wearing orange on Wednesday, as the district marked Bullying Prevention Month.
Transformed Green Schoolyard Opens At Fishtown Elementary SchoolThe former asphalt surface at the Alexander Adaire School along East Palmer Street now contains a new, safer play area and a green space.
Scrabble Is More Than A Game To Hundreds Of Philly School StudentsMore than 1,300 students in the Philadelphia School District are involved in after school Scrabble clubs where they work on strategies to make the most of the tiles they get.
Philly School District Announces Efforts To Redesign Arts EducationThe School District of Philadelphia is re-designing its arts education program in the wake of a study showing the arts community, teachers and civic leaders are looking for more opportunities for youngsters.
Germantown Elementary School To Remain Closed Monday Due To MoldThe School District of Philadelphia revealed on Oct. 11 that traces of mold were found in several classrooms at John B. Kelly Elementary School.
Philadelphia School Closed Thursday After Mold Found In Several ClassroomsThe school district says the school will be closed to students and staff Thursday as they investigate the cause of the mold issue.
'Unacceptable For This Sort Of Thing To Happen': 6-Year-Old Special Needs Student Allowed To Get Off At Wrong Bus StopFor two hours on Thursday afternoon, a Joseph H. Brown Elementary school student was missing.
Comcast CEO, Wife Help Put Books In Philadelphia ClassroomsA $450,000 gift from the foundation run by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his wife Aileen is pushing the School District of Philadelphia's "Right Books Campaign" past its $3.5 million goal.
State Test Scores Show Philly Students Performing Slightly BetterThe School District of Philadelphia says students at every level from 3rd to 7th grade posted increases in PSSA reading scores.
Program Connects Students In Low-Income Schools With ArtsThe School District of Philadelphia is reaping big benefits from a program that connects artists with public service in the classroom.
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Race, Gender Discrimination Against School District Of PhiladelphiaA Strawberry Mansion lacrosse player is the plaintiff in a class action race and sex discrimination suit against the School District of Philadelphia.
Cell Phones Allowed In School? It DependsTuesday is the first day of school for Philadelphia public school students. Parents may wonder, whether their children are allowed to bring cell phones to school.
22 Philly Public Schools To Receive New Full-Time Social WorkersThe School Reform Commission on Thursday is expected to approve putting social workers directly in those schools.
Philly Teachers Become Students At Literacy Training ProgramEight-hundred K-3 teachers are sitting in classrooms at Fels High this week, sharing strategies about how to teach reading.