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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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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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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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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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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 […]


The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]

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More Than 300 Layoff Notices Go Out to City Schools Employees

The Philadelphia School District is sending out 342 layoff notices to employees of the school district; they will go out either Thursday or Friday. No […]

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Principal, 4 Teachers Charged in Cheating Scandal at Philadelphia School

As expected, charges were announced today in an investigation into cheating at Philadelphia schools. The principal of Cayuga Elementary School and four teachers there have […]