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Now’s Your Chance to Tell Philly How to Run Our Schools

In November, the contentious School Reform Commission voted to abolish itself, paving the way for the School District of Philadelphia to return to local control. In […]

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Kenney Pushes to End SRC, Bring Local Control to Philly Schools

Mayor Jim Kenney is finally choosing a side in the debate over the contentious School Reform Commission. On Thursday, Kenney will publicly push to abolish […]

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It’s Columbus Day. Did You Remember to Send Your Kids to School?

Columbus Day is still a federal holiday (for now), meaning all city offices are closed, and trash and recycling are delayed one day this week. But […]

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Lacrosse Player Claims School District Forced Black Female Teams Into a “Negro League”

A lacrosse player at Strawberry Mansion High School has accused the Philadelphia School District of discriminating against black female athletes and preventing her from playing […]

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Philly Teacher Says She’s the Victim of Reverse Discrimination

A British-born teacher is suing the School District of Philadelphia and a black principal she formerly worked under, alleging that she suffered “vindictive reverse race […]

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Bus Driver Charged in Accident That Injured Nearly 30 Students

The driver of a Phoenixville-based charter bus that overturned this past spring along Interstate 95 in Maryland while transporting an entire Mt. Airy grade school […]

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City Controller: School District Owes Past Employees $6.6M

A report from the city controller claims the School District of Philadelphia owes thousands of its former employees more than $6 million in termination pay. The […]

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Teachers’ Contract Could Mean 3,800 Layoffs or 16 Percent Property Tax Hike

The School Reform Commission voted earlier this week to approve a contract between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

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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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Philly Schools to Close at Noon Tuesday

Philadelphia public schools will close at noon Tuesday because of the excessive heat forecast. The temperature should reach a blistering 95 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday – the third […]

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30 Injured After Bus With Philly Schoolchildren Overturns on Maryland Highway

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates. More than 30 people have been injured – including two critically – in a serious accident […]

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Police Investigating Report of Sexual Assault at Frankford High

UPDATE: Police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male in what they allege was the attempted rape of a 14-year-old female student. […]

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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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City Controller: Staffing Shortage Could Cause Schools to Lose Funding

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz issued a warning on Wednesday that some Philly schools could lose funding because of staffing shortages. First, some background: many schools […]