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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. […]

City Life

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 […]

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City Life

It’s Columbus Day. Did You Remember to Send Your Kids to School?

Columbus Day is still a federal holiday (for now), meaning all city offices are closed, and trash and recycling are delayed one day this week. But […]

City Life

Lacrosse Player Claims School District Forced Black Female Teams Into a “Negro League”

A lacrosse player at Strawberry Mansion High School has accused the Philadelphia School District of discriminating against black female athletes and preventing her from playing […]

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Back-to-School Nightmare: Student Transcripts Vanish After Charter Closes

When a high school suddenly shuts down, it can send a kid’s life into chaos. Families have to pick a new school for their child. If it isn’t a […]

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Philly Teacher Says She’s the Victim of Reverse Discrimination

A British-born teacher is suing the School District of Philadelphia and a black principal she formerly worked under, alleging that she suffered “vindictive reverse race […]

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One of Us: William Hite

My full name is … William Rodger Hite Jr. I grew up in … Richmond, Virginia. I came to Philly … in the summer of […]

City Life

OPINION: The One Big Thing Missing From Allan Domb’s Plan to Grow the City

As we’ve unfortunately learned, some business leaders may not be the most effective political leaders. But Allan Domb doesn’t fall into that category. Since taking […]

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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 […]