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.
City Council Committee Hearing Held On State Of Phila. SchoolsNot enough nurses, too few counselors, oversized classes: All the familiar problems emerged during a Philadelphia city council committee hearing Thursday on the state of the schools.
Court Ruling Has Massive Implications For Phila. School DistrictAs the School Reform Commission voted on new charter schools Tuesday night, the state Supreme Court dealt the district a major blow.
Tickets For City's Suite At Bruce Springsteen Concert To Benefit School DistrictMayor Jim Kenney promised to use the city's suites at sports and concert venues to benefit the School District and he's making the first tickets available to the general public for a concert this week.
Mayor Kenney Continues His Weekly School Visits As He Assembles Plan To Fund Community SchoolsMayor Jim Kenney visited service providers at a school in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, as he draws-up his plan to expand the "community school" concept.
Some Parents Unhappy Germantown School Will Remain District-RunA district spokeswoman said the administration has agreed to meet with the parents on Tuesday.
Two Phila. Schools Matched With Charter Operators, Third School Will Remain District-ManagedPhiladelphia's schools superintendent says one of three elementary schools up for charter conversion will remain district-run.
Philadelphia Releases Its Latest Rankings For District And Charter SchoolsThe School Progress Report measures schools on achievement, progress and climate and then places them into one of four tiers.
Mayor-elect Kenney Plans To Help Schools On First Day Of His AdministrationMayor-elect Jim Kenney is planning to help schools on day one of his administration.
Schools Chief Announces Intent To Scale Back Substitute Teacher Outsource ContractSchools chief William Hite has announced he wants to scale back -- but not scrap -- a controversial outsource contract to manage substitute teachers.
Fundraising Effort Underway To Put Libraries In Philadelphia Classroomst was the start of an effort to raise the final $3.5 million by 2017 for the Right Books Campaign.
City Council, School District Sign Financial Cooperation AgreementThe School Reform Commission has signed a deal promising to share more financial information with City Council.
Phila. School District Goes To Court To Challenge Arbitrator's Ruling On Rehiring Laid Off CounselorsA Common Pleas judge is deciding whether an arbitrator correctly sided with the Philadelphia teachers union, in a dispute over how laid-off guidance counselors were rehired.
Childcare Concerns Arise As Schools Close For Papal VisitMany students in Philadelphia are off to a long weekend -- partially thanks to the Pope's visit.
Early Struggles For Private Firm Hired To Fill Substitute Teaching Jobs In Philadelphia The Cherry Hill-based company Source4Teachers, hired to fill substitute teaching jobs in Philadelphia, is coming up way short during the first week of classes.