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First Day of School in Philly Could Be After Labor Day in 2019

The Philadelphia School District’s Board of Education will vote this week on delaying the start of classes until after Labor Day. The decision comes after […]

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Philly Students Are Going to Grill Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner

It’s been roughly a week since Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner participated in the first — and only — debate of the 2018 gubernatorial race, which […]

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Philly Schools Will Send Students Home Early Due to “Excessive Heat”

On Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia announced that students at all Philly schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to […]

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The New Philadelphia Board of Education Holds First Public Meeting

The Philadelphia Board of Education is officially in business. The board held its first public meeting on Monday evening, roughly three months after its nine […]

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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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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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Here’s Who’s on Philadelphia’s Brand-New Board of Education

Major news for Philly schools: Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city’s new Board of Education on Wednesday morning. The nine-member board will oversee Philly schools — and […]

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PHOTOS: Students Flood Philly Streets for National School Walkout

Students all over the city — and the nation — left school on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence in the form of a walkout. Those who took […]

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What You Need to Know About the Student Walkout to End Gun Violence

Students in Philadelphia and across the country will participate in a 17-minute walkout on Wednesday in protest of federal lawmakers’ hesitancy to pass tougher gun laws. […]

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Kenney Wants a More Diverse School Board Nominee List

Last month, the city’s school board nominating panel presented Mayor Jim Kenney with 27 nominees for Philly’s brand-new Board of Education. But Kenney, who will choose the board’s nine […]

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To Pay for Schools, Kenney Proposes Property, Real Estate Tax Hikes

When Mayor Jim Kenney promised in November to cover the nearly $1 billion deficit that the School District of Philadelphia is expected to accrue over […]

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Think You Could Help Run Philly’s Schools? The City Wants to Meet You

We know many of you (if not all of you) are less-than-happy with our public schools. But here’s your chance to tell officials how you’d run the […]

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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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School Reform Commission Votes to End Itself

The contentious School Reform Commission voted to disband itself on Thursday night. The long-anticipated decision will have a significant impact on Philly and its schools: The […]

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School Reform Commission Could Vote to End Itself by 2018

The contentious debate over the School Reform Commission’s existence took a major turn on Thursday night. At a heated board meeting, SRC chairwoman Joyce Wilkerson simply laid out […]