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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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Philly-Area High Schools Dominate Niche’s 2018 State Rankings

Niche.com has just released its 2018 rankings of the top public high schools in Pennsylvania and the nation, and once again, Conestoga High School in […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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School District Could Save $600M Through Repair Program

The School District of Philadelphia has announced an energy-saving program that it claims could yield $600 million throughout the next 20 years. 

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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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Report: Here’s How Much Philly Schools Pay When Kids Leave for Charters

The Philadelphia School District pays almost $5,000 in continuing costs when a student leaves to attend a charter school, according to a new report referenced in the […]

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Philly Schools’ Transgender Bathroom Rules “Will Not Change”

President Donald Trump has lifted a guidance issued by the Obama administration that mandated all state schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred […]

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Uber and Lyft Give Philly Schools a Boost for the First Time

Data released by the School District of Philadelphia on Thursday show that Uber and Lyft, which were both illegal at one point in Philadelphia, brought […]

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Philly Teachers’ Black Lives Matter Curriculum Drawing Support, Scorn

A group of teachers in the School District of Philadelphia has created a curriculum based around the Black Lives Matter movement, and instructors plan to incorporate […]

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DNC Host Committee to Donate $750k to Philly Schools

The 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee will donate $750k to bring books to Philly’s public schools, the organization announced yesterday,