Philadelphia Elementary Students Receive Free Summer Reading BooksPhiladelphia District Superintendent William Hite describes a new initiative aimed at preventing the "Summer Reading Slide."
Superintendent Hite Announces Plan To Consolidate Some Schools And Phase Out OthersSuperintendent William Hite's plan would affect 15 schools in all.
Phila. Public Schools Expected To Take Extra Day Off Due To Papal VisitSchool Superintendent William Hite will ask the School Reform Commission to approve closing schools the on Thursday, September 24th, two days before the Pope's arrival.
Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School DistrictAfter a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts.
Philadelphia Public School Students Return To Class Amid Budget Crisis Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
SRC Scheduled To Make Announcement Friday About Future Of Cash-Strapped School DistrictThe School Reform Commission and Superintendent William Hite are scheduled to make an announcement Friday about the future of the cash-strapped school district.
If No Cigarette Tax By Aug. 15, Phila. School District Says Layoffs Will Begin Philadelphia's schools superintendent says if the state legislature doesn't authorize a cigarette tax by the middle of next month, he'll begin sending out pink slips.
Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library CardsThousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.
Philadelphia School District Announces Plans To Suspend Teacher Seniority Rules For Next YearSuperintendent William Hite says under his plan, a committee of a school's principal, teachers and a parent will determine teacher staffing at each school.
SRC Chair Doubtful Superintendent Will Get All Money Requested To Improve Philly SchoolsPhiladelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn't count on getting that much money from the city and state.
Superintendent Hite Introduces New Action Plan To Turn Around Philadelphia Public SchoolsFor Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.
Superintendent Releases New Plan To Improve Philly SchoolsPhiladelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year's version of his blueprint to improve city schools.
3 Philadelphia Principals Fired In Test Cheating ScandalPrincipals Deidre Bennett, who had been at Huey Elementary, Michelle Burns formerly of Tilden Middle, and Marla Travis-Curtis, the principal at Lamberton Elementary, were fired.
With Founder On Trial For Fraud, 2 Charter Renewals Denied By SRCThe School Reform Commission last night failed to renew the charters of two schools founded by a woman who is on trial on fraud charges.
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.