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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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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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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 […]

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School District Could Save $600M Through Repair Program

The School District of Philadelphia has announced an energy-saving program that it claims could yield $600 million throughout the next 20 years. 

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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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Report: Here’s How Much Philly Schools Pay When Kids Leave for Charters

The Philadelphia School District pays almost $5,000 in continuing costs when a student leaves to attend a charter school, according to a new report referenced in the […]

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Philly Schools’ Transgender Bathroom Rules “Will Not Change”

President Donald Trump has lifted a guidance issued by the Obama administration that mandated all state schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred […]

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Uber and Lyft Give Philly Schools a Boost for the First Time

Data released by the School District of Philadelphia on Thursday show that Uber and Lyft, which were both illegal at one point in Philadelphia, brought […]

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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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DNC Host Committee to Donate $750k to Philly Schools

The 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee will donate $750k to bring books to Philly’s public schools, the organization announced yesterday,

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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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Philly Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Behind School Clown Threats

An investigation into a series of “scary clown threats” made against Philly schools has led the Philadelphia Police Department to a 13-year-old girl who said she […]

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Philly Police, Schools Investigating Creepy Clown Threats

Halloween might be right around the corner, but Philly’s schools and police aren’t clowning around. The PPD and the School District of Philadelphia released a joint statement […]

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Philly Kindergartners Will No Longer Be Suspended

Philly’s youngest students will no longer be suspended from school for misbehavior. The School Reform Commission announced today that it has approved revisions to the […]