Schoolmageddon '13

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As a Writing Tutor, I’m Learning Just How Much Philly Schools Aren’t Teaching

There are some 150,000 students served through the School District of Philadelphia. Each week, at Mighty Writers‘ new location in West Philadelphia, I work with […]

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Fergie to Stage “The Last Waltz” at Trocadero to Save Philly Schools

On November 26, 1976, the musical group The Band played a concert in San Francisco known as “The Last Waltz”, as it was their farewell […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: SRC Chairman Pedro A. Ramos Set to Make “Unpopular Decisions”

Thousands of layoffs and hundreds of millions of dollars in the red later, the Philadelphia School District has started to clean up its act with […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: Education Advocates Storm Harrisburg for the Start of the Fall Legislative Session

State legislators are back in office for the fall session today, and they can expect to be met by what’s become the most feared special […]

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The Real Problem With Philly Schools

Two nights after former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee offered her prescription for Philadelphia’s ailing schools during a “Town Hall” meeting at Temple University, her […]

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Schoolmageddon ’13: Where Have All the Crossing Guards Gone?

With Philly’s students back in school as of yesterday, we all expected staff, material and program shortages thanks to the massive budget deficit the Philadelphia […]

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The List: 10 Heartbreaking #Philly1stDay Tweets

Not so long ago, back-to-school was a time for nervous anticipation: Students made sure they sported the trendiest outfits and backpacks; parents exhaled a sigh […]