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Philadelphia School District

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Study: Philly Support for Public Schools Is On the Rise

There is a perception in some circles that the City of Philadelphia has been less than generous when it comes to public schools. But maybe it’s time […]

City Life

WATCH: Northeast High Girl Turns Video of Her Beating Into Anti-Bullying Crusade

Mia DeJesus says she was beaten unconscious in a Northeast High School bathroom last week — and to make things worse, her attackers posted video […]

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Philly Schools to Reopen on Wednesday

If your family has gotten a bit of cabin fever from the blizzard, plus two additional snow days off from school, well, relief is on […]

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Philly Schools Are Closed Again Tomorrow

All Philadelphia public schools are closed again tomorrow due to this weekend’s snowstorm. Due to inclement weather, all @PhillyEducation schools are closed on Tue., Jan. […]

City Life

Philly Schools Are Closed Monday

Good evening, Philadelphia. Here’s what we know — and don’t know — as sunset falls on a snow-blanketed region: District and Catholic schools in Philadelphia will be […]

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It’s So Cold, Two Area Schools Are Closed Today

It’s about 22 degrees in Philadelphia right now. You don’t need me to tell you that this is cold, one of the coldest days yet […]

City Life

Cruz Seeks State Audit of School District

A Philly Democrat is once again seeking a state audit of the Philadelphia school district’s finances, saying the district needs to show a “greater level […]

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Will Supreme Court Break the Power of Philly’s Municipal Unions?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard a case that could undermine the power of Philadephia’s powerful municipal unions. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, doesn’t […]

City Life

State: Four Philly Schools Have “Curriculum Deficiencies”

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has ruled that four Philly schools have “curriculum deficiencies,” and must come up with corrective action plans within 45 days. […]

City Life

Al Jazeera Features “Philadelphia’s Filthy Schools”

Well, this is unsettling: That’s right: Al Jazeera has been taking a look at “Philadelphia’s Filthy Schools.” And it has no shortage of bad stuff […]

City Life

Central High School Named Nation’s Most Diverse

Not only is Philadelphia’s Central High School one of the top high schools in the city, the region and the state of Pennsylvania, it’s also […]

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Op-Ed: Why We Need 300 Different Plans for Philly’s Schools

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from Susan Gobreski, a member of Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s transition team. She serves on his education committee.) Tolstoy said, “All […]

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Op-Ed: Join the Grassroots Movement to Support Philly’s Neighborhood Schools

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writers Christine Carlson, Jeff Hornstein and Ivy Olesh.) Mayor Michael Nutter said in a recent policy address that Philadelphia […]

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Philly Schools Have to Borrow Money to Stay Open

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: The Philadelphia School District has to borrow money to keep the lights on. The budget […]

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District Announces School Closures, Charter Conversions

In a move that will affect more than 5,000 students in the district, Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite today announced dramatic changes involving 15 schools. The moves […]