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.
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.