School District of Philadelphia

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Mayor Jim Kenney’s Inaugural Block Party

Monday night Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney celebrated his installment as the 99th mayor at an inauguration party at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It wasn’t your […]

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SRC to Give Hite Five More Years at District Helm

For at least two consecutive years, the School Reform Commission has given Superintendent William R. Hite good marks for his leadership, with special praise for […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to Community Schools

A dentist peered into his two-year-old patient’s mouth and grimaced. Almost all of her teeth were rotten, and he hated to think what would have […]

News

Nutter on My Brother’s Keeper: Progress, but More Work to Do

Philadelphia is standing up for young men and boys of color. Statistics have long identified the plight of black men across the country — on […]

Citified

Insider: Darrell Clarke Won His Needless School District Power Play

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  The laughter and colliding high-fives you heard recently in the vicinity of lower North […]

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Insider: What Philly Mag’s Awful Cover Reveals About School “Choice”

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. Check Citified next week for a different take from at-large City Council candidate Helen Gym.) […]

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Op-Ed: 3 Huge Problems With Philly Mag’s Take on Charter Schools

Last week, Philadelphia Magazine weighed in on String Theory Charter School’s $55 million purchase of the former GlaxoSmithKline building in Center City. In an age […]

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3 Huge Problems With the Charter School Movement

[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comment from PIDC.] Philly.com has a story this week that distills many of the troubling qualities of the charter school movement […]

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Darrell Clarke Thinks Philly Schools Need the Firm Hand of City Council

Early this month, we told you about City Council President Darrell Clarke’s clear-cut power play to get Council more leverage over the School District of […]

Citified

Darrell Clarke’s School District Power Play

City Council President Darrell Clarke has grown profoundly frustrated with the School District of Philadelphia in recent years. Now he looks poised to turn that frustration into […]

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The Brief: Hite Damns the Politicos, Moves Full Speed Ahead

1. Tired of waiting, for reasonable funding that may never come, Schools Superintendent Bill Hite is pressing forward on his plan to reshape the district. […]