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First Day of School in Philly Could Be After Labor Day in 2019

The Philadelphia School District’s Board of Education will vote this week on delaying the start of classes until after Labor Day. The decision comes after […]

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Philly Schools to Close Early Thursday Due to Heat

The School District of Philadelphia has extended this week’s heat-related early dismissals to Thursday. Public schools first announced on Monday that they would close at 1 p.m. […]

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Philly Schools Will Send Students Home Early Due to “Excessive Heat”

On Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia announced that students at all Philly schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to […]

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Fun’s Over: Philly Students Returning to School Before Labor Day

In a first, Philadelphia public school students are heading back for their first day of school before Labor Day this year. Students will report on […]

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Following An ‘F’ Grade, All Pa. Schools Must Test Lead in Drinking Water

All Pennsylvania public schools will test their facility’s drinking water for elevated lead levels this upcoming school year, or inform students’ parents that they are […]

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Judge Orders Philadelphia School District to Pay $500,000 in Bullying Case

A judge has ordered the School District of Philadelphia to pay $500,000 to the family of a former student who says the school district failed to prevent […]

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Con Accused of Faking His Way Into Philly Schools

An arrest warrant has been issued for the ex-con who allegedly faked his way into three Philadelphia public schools earlier this month. Authorities say 23-year-old Jerez Nehemiah […]

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Ex-Con Posing as Famous DJ Talked His Way Into CAPA, Met With Students

A man who once appeared on the MTV’s Catfish — a reality TV show about people who fake their identities online — somehow worked his […]

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Philly-Area Students Have District’s Blessing to Participate in National Walkout

Next Wednesday, schools all across the nation will unite at 10 a.m. local time in a 17-minute student walkout to honor the 17 victims of […]

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Philly Teachers Respond to Calls for Guns in Schools

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, one of the deadliest in modern American history, conservative legislators and others say they want to arm teachers […]

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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 […]