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Philadelphia School District

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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 […]

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Bus Driver Charged in Accident That Injured Nearly 30 Students

The driver of a Phoenixville-based charter bus that overturned this past spring along Interstate 95 in Maryland while transporting an entire Mt. Airy grade school […]

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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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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 […]