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 […]
A bill in the Pennsylvania House would require the School District of Philadelphia to open at least 3,000 charter school seats a year.
Jeff Yass is a stock trader in the Philadelphia suburbs. He is a board member of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He has […]
Classes began on Wednesday, but Philadelphia public school students are already getting a little time off — all district schools will dismiss early on Friday due […]
In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver takes a swing at Philly charter schools.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission violated state law by canceling its contract with the city’s teacher’s union in […]
The Philadelphia School District announced Thursday that it will begin retesting the drinking water in 40 schools throughout the city for lead. The schools that […]
Philadelphia School District superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced Wednesday that the school district is on track to have all teacher vacancies filled by the […]
It’s budget season once again in Harrisburg. Or more accurately, it’s still budget season. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican leaders in the state House and Senate […]
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 […]
A group of local teachers has put together a plan to increase recruitment of black men into the profession. The Fellowship, a recently founded organization, […]
(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Michael Churchill. Churchill is a staff attorney at the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia.) While […]
The Philadelphia School District is planning to add two major Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, to its calendar starting in the 2017-18 school year. District officials, […]
A second grade student at Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter found a surprise in his book bag when he got to school this morning: a fully-loaded […]