Philly School District Will Not Dock Pay Of Teachers Who Took Part In May Day ProtestThe district had considered docking the teachers' May Day pay, saying no more than 10% of the staff at any one school was allowed off without prior permission.
City Council Tries To Gauge How Close Philadelphia Teachers Are To New ContractCity Council members had little luck on Wednesday in their effort to gauge progress in the long-running negotiations between the Philadelphia teachers union and the school district.
Newly Formed Coalition Aims To Fix Aging Philadelphia School BuildingsThe coalition called the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative is calling on the School District of Philadelphia to step-up maintenance of its buildings, which are an average of more than 65 years old.
Big Data Pays Off For Philadelphia City And School DistrictThe Revenue Department testified at city budget hearings, that it found $4 million for the district with a newly-completed "data warehouse."
Some Philadelphia Schools Are Understaffed, Audit ShowsIn an audit of the School District of Philadelphia, City Controller Alan Butkovitz says 17 of 23 schools examined last year didn't have enough staff for the number of students enrolled.
Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Project Begins At Dobbins High SchoolOne of Philadelphia's historic school buildings is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.
Kensington School Hosts Special Guests In Celebration Of National Breakfast WeekMayor Jim Kenney, City Councilwoman Helen Gym and School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite each sat with separate groups of students as they ate to get a start to their day.
71-Year-Old Inspired To Return To School For Her High School DiplomaMore than 200 students received their diploma Wednesday night through the School District of Philadelphia's Opportunity Network.
Philly Elementary School Surprised With Thousands In Donated SuppliesIt was a sweet start to the school year for students at Cooke Elementary School in the city's Logan section, as students unveiled $10,000 worth of donated school supplies.
Supreme Court Rules Philly SRC Did Not Have Power To Scrap PFT ContractPennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission did not have the power to cancel its teachers contract two years ago.
School District Of Philadelphia Retesting Drinking Water For Lead In 40 School SampleAll of the drinking water outlets will be tested to ensure they comply with guidelines.
Governor Wolf To Veto Teacher Layoff Bill, Spokesman SaysA spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf plans to veto a bill that would de-emphasize seniority as a factor when public school teachers are laid off.
School District Of Philadelphia Recruiting Educators, Looking To Fill Nearly 1,000 PositionsThe School District of Philadelphia is courting and recruiting educators from across the region to come there and teach.
$7M Plan To ‘Turn Around’ Poorly Performing Schools In PhiladelphiaThe School District of Philadelphia is investing millions of dollars in a plan to “turn around” some of their worst performing schools.
Can Phila. Schools Make It Through An Entire Year With Half Of Its State Funding?With no Pennsylvania budget in sight and less than half a year's worth of state funding in hand, Philadelphia school officials are wondering when the money pot will run dry.