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Philly Organization Hopes to Recruit 1,000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

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, […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The School District Got Two New Holidays

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Why Pa.’s New School Funding Formula Is Still Unfair and Unconstitutional

(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 […]

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Philly Schools Plan to Recognize Two Muslim Holidays

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, […]

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A Second-Grader Brought a Loaded Glock to School Today

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 […]

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Activists: Uber and Lyft Tax Should Fund Philly Schools, Not the PPA

Public school advocates packed the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s monthly board meeting on Tuesday to question a change in a state bill that would allow ride-sharing […]

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“Tax” on Uber and Lyft Would Actually Be a $4 Million Windfall to the PPA

First it looked like it was for the kids, and now it looks like it’s for the Parking Authority. A bill in the state Senate […]

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Helen Gym Calls for Investigation of School Police Use of Force

Councilwoman Helen Gym sent a letter on Tuesday to the School District and the School Reform Commission calling for an investigation of an incident at […]

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Council: Why Did $1.3 Million for School Nurses Go Unspent?

The Philadelphia School District has a modest fund balance this year, meaning for the first time in recent memory it spent less money than it budgeted. But […]

City Life

Video Captures Violent Encounter Between School Cop and Ben Franklin Senior

The School District of Philadelphia is investigating an incident that took place last week at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia in which a school […]

City Life

Rob Wasserman’s Burger Brawl Hasn’t Donated Nearly as Much Money to Schools as He’s Said it Has

Restaurateur Rob Wasserman is best known as the owner of Rouge, the legendary Rittenhouse Square boîte that Neil Stein opened in 1998 and which Wasserman […]

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City Life

Moody’s Offers Negative Outlook on School District Debt

The Philadelphia School District is more financially stable than it’s been in a while, but there are still plenty of problems. That’s the assessment from […]

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City Life

PA Pols Want to Stop Locking Up Parents of Truant Students

Is pressing charges against the parent of a habitually truant student a good idea? State Sen. Vincent Hughes has a simple three-word answer: “Oh hell […]

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City Life

Bill Hite Has the Hardest Job in the Country

On the third Thursday of every month, William Hite is subjected to four hours of ritual torture. The sessions take place in an auditorium at […]

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City Life

Hite: Every School Will Get a Nurse, Counselor If Wolf’s Budget Passes

Superintendent William Hite made a surprise announcement Thursday that every school in Philadelphia will have a full-time nurse and counselor next year — if, that is, the state’s GOP-controlled […]