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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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School Reform Commission Votes to End Itself

The contentious School Reform Commission voted to disband itself on Thursday night. The long-anticipated decision will have a significant impact on Philly and its schools: The […]

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School Reform Commission Could Vote to End Itself by 2018

The contentious debate over the School Reform Commission’s existence took a major turn on Thursday night. At a heated board meeting, SRC chairwoman Joyce Wilkerson simply laid out […]

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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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Back-to-School Nightmare: Student Transcripts Vanish After Charter Closes

When a high school suddenly shuts down, it can send a kid’s life into chaos. Families have to pick a new school for their child. If it isn’t a […]

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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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One of Us: William Hite

My full name is … William Rodger Hite Jr. I grew up in … Richmond, Virginia. I came to Philly … in the summer of […]

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OPINION: The One Big Thing Missing From Allan Domb’s Plan to Grow the City

As we’ve unfortunately learned, some business leaders may not be the most effective political leaders. But Allan Domb doesn’t fall into that category. Since taking […]

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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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Philly-Area High Schools Dominate Niche’s 2018 State Rankings

Niche.com has just released its 2018 rankings of the top public high schools in Pennsylvania and the nation, and once again, Conestoga High School in […]

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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 […]