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PFT to City Council: Philly Needs More Teachers

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, educators, and experts stood in front of City Council’s education committee yesterday to make a pitch for the city […]

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Teachers’ Union Head Rejects District’s $100M Contract Offer

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has reportedly rejected a $100 million contract offer from the School District of Philadelphia. The Inquirer reports that PFT president […]

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Philly Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Behind School Clown Threats

An investigation into a series of “scary clown threats” made against Philly schools has led the Philadelphia Police Department to a 13-year-old girl who said she […]

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Philly Police, Schools Investigating Creepy Clown Threats

Halloween might be right around the corner, but Philly’s schools and police aren’t clowning around. The PPD and the School District of Philadelphia released a joint statement […]

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Philly Kindergartners Will No Longer Be Suspended

Philly’s youngest students will no longer be suspended from school for misbehavior. The School Reform Commission announced today that it has approved revisions to the […]

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Philly Schools Adopt Policy Protecting Transgender Students’ Rights

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission adopted a policy Thursday night that immediately broadened the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students in the city’s schools. The new guidelines allow students […]

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School District Cutting Ties with Sorely Underperforming Sub Contractor

The Philadelphia School District is parting ways with Source4Teachers, a private group hired in 2015 to supply substitute teachers for classrooms, the Inquirer reported on Friday. […]

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Bill Green: I’m Taking Tom Wolf to Court Over SRC Ouster

Update: Governor Tom Wolf has responded to Bill Green’s claims that he lacked the authority to unseat him as chair of the SRC. A statement issued […]

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Wait, How Many Public School Students Are Truant?

There was a moment during Monday’s marathon City Council hearing on youth gun violence that could have been punctuated with the jarring sound of an […]

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Best Thing That Happened This Week: The School District Laid Out a Radical Goal

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From Playgrounds to Play Spaces

The last time the Community Design Collaborative ran its Infill Philadelphia design competition, they asked the entrants to get wet. This time, they want them to go out and […]

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Ex-Philly Teacher Cleared of Most Charges in Cheating Trial

Ary Sloane, a former Philadelphia School District teacher accused of illegally changing answers to improve test scores, was found not guilty of most charges on […]

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5 Takeaways From Kenney’s Chamber of Commerce Speech

In his first few weeks as mayor, Jim Kenney didn’t announce many new or surprising initiatives. On Inauguration Day, City Council Darrell Clarke unveiled more ambitious plans than Kenney did; just […]

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Philly School Under Lockdown After Officer’s Gun Was Stolen

UPDATE: The lockdown has reportedly been lifted. ORIGINAL: Kensington’s Urban Education Academy is under lockdown after a school officer’s gun was stolen. The officer was […]

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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 […]