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City Voters Will Get Say on SRC Future

City voters will get their chance to weigh in on the future of Philadelphia schools in November: City Council today approved a non-binding referendum on […]

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Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Vote Delayed Until Monday

Don’t think the city cigarette tax is passing without another delay. A vote on the Philadelphia $2-a-pack cigarette tax, which moved closer to approval earlier […]

City Life

Are Suburban Schools Immoral?

Quick question on the first day of kindergarten in Philly public schools: Is it actually immoral to take your kid and flee the city for […]

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Philly Teacher Resorts to Crowdfunding to Buy Students History Books

Mark Hoey is a longtime teacher in the School District of Philadelphia and currently the AP History teacher and Social Studies Department Chair at the […]

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The Philly Outrage Meter for the Week Ending September 12, 2014

The Philadelphia Outrage Meter | Create Infographics During the week ending September 12, 2014, Philadelphians, it seemed, were most outraged over the whole LeSean McCoy […]

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Parents Sue Over Philadelphia School Conditions

Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing over the conditions of Philadelphia’s public schools. The petitioners are represented by […]

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Drudge Commenters Disapprove of Philly’s New Spanish-Immersion Preschool

When Philly’s Al Día newspaper ran a story about Philly’s first Spanish-immersion preschool, the paper got something unexpected: A Drudge Report link. The reaction wasn’t […]

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Here’s Why Philly Businesses Will Gladly Pay Millions for the Pope and DNC

Fact: If the Democratic National Committee decides to hold its 2016 convention in Philadelphia the cost could range anywhere from $50-$75 million dollars. While the […]

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Judge: Girard College Can’t Close Its High School

A judge ruled Monday that Girard College can’t close its high school and must remain a boarding school. The surprise ruling is a blow to […]

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Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King High Football Team to Be Featured All Week on ESPN

With all the news surrounding Mo’ne Davis and the Taney Dragons, there has arguably been no better time for Philadelphia youth in sports. Maybe that’s why […]

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State Commission Seeks Fair School Funding

The Inquirer reports that the 15-member Basic Education Funding Commission, a bipartisan group designed to recommend a fair funding formula for the state’s public schools […]

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District Makes Ominous Announcement About School Year

Protesters chanting “No education, no life!” ended a depressing press conference from Philadelphia School District superintentendent William Hite today. He didn’t announce layoffs, but said […]

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House Leader, Hite Discuss Cigarette Tax

Pa. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai met with Philly Schools Superintendent William Hite Monday to discuss the city’s proposed cigarette tax to fund local schools. […]

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Morning Headlines: School District Lists Two Properties As Pending Sale

Ten of the twenty shuttered school buildings that were put on the market early this year have been listed as pending sale. However, two of […]

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Gov. Corbett Pushes to Open Philly Schools on Time

I am calling on the legislature to return to Harrisburg before school starts and address the cigarette tax and school funding issue. #phled — Governor […]