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Teachers Approve Contract With Philly Schools

Unionized teachers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a contract agreement with the School District of Philadelphia. The deal ends a bitter, four-year stalemate between the […]

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Teachers Union to Vote on New Contact With Philly Schools

It’s been four years since the Philadelphia School District and its teachers’ union have agreed on a contract – and five years since teachers have […]

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Report: 1,000 Philly Teachers Called out to Protest Today

Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia are calling out today in protest of the district’s lack of a contract with the teacher’s union. District officials […]

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Teachers to Fly Angry Banner Over NFL Draft

After going 1,300-plus days without a new contract – and still counting – many Philadelphia teachers are pissed. So pissed that some of them raised money […]

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Philly School District Plans to Hire 1,000 Teachers

The Philadelphia School District plans to bring in 1,000 new teachers for the 2017-18 school year – and it launched a 12-week, $160,000 hiring campaign to reach that […]

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Philly Teachers’ Black Lives Matter Curriculum Drawing Support, Scorn

A group of teachers in the School District of Philadelphia has created a curriculum based around the Black Lives Matter movement, and instructors plan to incorporate […]

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PFT to City Council: Philly Needs More Teachers

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, educators, and experts stood in front of City Council’s education committee yesterday to make a pitch for the city […]

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Teachers’ Union Head Rejects District’s $100M Contract Offer

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has reportedly rejected a $100 million contract offer from the School District of Philadelphia. The Inquirer reports that PFT president […]

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Pa. Supreme Court Rules School Reform Commission Can’t Cancel Teacher Contracts

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission violated state law by canceling its contract with the city’s teacher’s union in […]

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Will Supreme Court Break the Power of Philly’s Municipal Unions?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard a case that could undermine the power of Philadephia’s powerful municipal unions. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, doesn’t […]

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7 Big Shots on Jim Kenney’s Speech

Brand-spanking-new Mayor Jim Kenney delivered a concise and warm inaugural speech on Monday, which praised police officers and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as longtime Philadelphians and recent transplants, […]

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Insider: Why the Teacher’s Union Didn’t Endorse the Teacher Candidate

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Maybe you’re having a rough fall. At least you’re not Chris Christie. Voters don’t like […]

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Philly Teachers Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court

The School Reform Commission and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will duke it out before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the SRC has the power […]

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Philly Teachers Union Fined Over Campaign Finance Violation

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been hit with a $1,500 fine for making an excess campaign donation to education firebrand and Democratic City Council […]

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The Brief: Why the Philly Teachers Union’s Endorsement Matters

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is, as expected, endorsing former City Councilman Jim Kenney for mayor. PFT president Jerry Jordan will make it official at a press […]