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Philly Schools Ordered to Pay $2.3 Million in Discrimination Suit By White Firm

A federal jury has ordered the Philadelphia School District to pay $2.3 million in a discrimination case that involves late superintendent Arlene Ackerman. The Newtown-based […]

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School District Sues Ex-Webmaster Christopher Akers for Fraud, Theft

Back in 2008, just a few months after Arlene Ackerman’s reign as Queen Bee of School District of Philadelphia began, Christopher Akers, seen here in […]

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Cheating Scandal Claims Two Philly School Administrators

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook reports that two former Philly school administrators have surrendered their credentials to the state, the first people to face any […]

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Educator From Vegas Named First Finalist for Philly Superintendent Gig

The deputy superintendent in Clark County, Nevada will visit Philadelphia on Monday for a series of meetings and interviews. Pedro Martinez—not that Pedro Martinez—has been […]

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State Senate Passes an Arlene Ackerman-Themed Buyout Bill

To prevent another incident like former superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s $905,000 buyout (ugh, it still hurts to type that) last year, the Pennsylvania state Senate has […]

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Arlene Ackerman Denied Unemployment!

Arlene Ackerman Denied Unemployment! Arlene Ackerman denied unemployment! (One more time!) Arlene Ackerman denied unemployment! [Inquirer] Donald Trump Set to Endorse Gingrich. It looks like […]

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Sports, Music and Gifted Programs on Chopping Block in Philadelphia Public Schools

And You Thought the Public School Budget Was a Problem Before. Now, the Philadelphia School District must slash an additional $61 million in its budget. […]

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Who Makes What: A List of Pennsylvania’s Most Expensive Public Employees

Pennsylvania’s Top-Earning Public Employees. What does Mayor Nutter bring in this year? How much is Charles Ramsey paid after taking a $60,000 raise? How short […]

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Philadelphia School District Underreports, Downplays Crime

Hurry, everyone act surprised. As the city’s struggles with violence and education issues continue, a recently publicized report indicates that Philly’s education system has a […]

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Arlene Ackerman Denies Steering $7.5 Million Contract

We’re Still Talking About Arlene Ackerman. It’s been nearly half a year since Ackerman was chased from the Philadelphia School District. And by “chased from” […]

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How Philly Spent Your Tax Money

Philly.com has published an online editorial detailing how Philadelphia’s tax dollars were spent in 2011. The good, the bad and the ugly are all pretty […]

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Will Philadelphia City Council Really Change?

Here, Philadelphia’s five most notable political stories of 2011. 1. The Mayoral Race That Wasn’t The biggest Philadelphia political story of the year was the […]

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Philadelphia’s Worst People of 2011

Sure. Accused pederast Jerry Sandusky contributed plenty of headlines in 2011, but State College is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from these parts. And we’ve got plenty […]

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Aide Worked on Secret Projects for Ackerman, Expects to Be Fired

Christopher Akers—a Philadelphia School District aide—expects to be fired for work he completed while Arlene Ackerman was the district superintendent. Akers created an iPhone game […]

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Virginia Tech Shooting Looks Like Murder-Suicide

Yesterday’s Virginia Tech Shooting Looks Like Murder-Suicide. Evidence indicates that yesterday’s shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech occurred when a gunman shot and killed […]