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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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30 Injured After Bus With Philly Schoolchildren Overturns on Maryland Highway

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates. More than 30 people have been injured – including two critically – in a serious accident […]

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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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Report: 1,000 Philly Teachers Called out to Protest Today

Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia are calling out today in protest of the district’s lack of a contract with the teacher’s union. District officials […]

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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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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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Pa. House Bill Would Push Philly to Expand Charter Schools

A bill in the Pennsylvania House would require the School District of Philadelphia to open at least 3,000 charter school seats a year. 

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ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Jeff Yass on School Vouchers

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 […]

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Philly Public Schools to Dismiss Early on Friday Due to Heat

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 […]

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John Oliver Blasts Philly Charter Schools on Last Week Tonight

In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver takes a swing at Philly charter schools.

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City Life

Pa. Supreme Court Rules School Reform Commission Can’t Cancel Teacher Contracts

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 […]

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Philly Schools Are Retesting Their Drinking Water for Lead

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 […]

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Philadelphia School District: We’ve Filled 99 Percent of Teacher Vacancies

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 […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle

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 […]

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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 […]