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‘Works Bomb’ Detonated at Philadelphia School

A bomb went off in the yard outside a Feltonville school earlier this week, and a student has been charged. The City Paper‘s Dan Denvir […]

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Poll: Should the School Day Start Later in the Morning?

Parents in Cheltenham have started a Facebook page — always the forefront of 2014-style activism — asking that the school open later in the morning, KYW […]

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Could Pennsylvania Schools Add a 13th Grade?

Governor Tom Corbett’s committee on postsecondary education studied the possibility of adding a 13th grade to Pennsylvania schools, The Patriot-News‘ Jan Murphy reports.

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Mayor Nutter Tries Cigarette Tax to Fund Schools

CBSPhilly reports that Mayor Nutter is trying, again, to get approval for a cigarette tax to fund Philly schools:

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The Philadelphia School District’s Unfortunate Hashtag: #phled

In a city that has smart parents fleeing in droves to the better, safer schools of the suburbs, this hashtag used by the School District […]

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Philadelphia Schools Closed On Monday

Hours after the city officially declared a snow emergency in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Streets Department announced that those of us with Monday trash pickup […]

Property

Will Alexander Wilson School Be Turned Into Housing?

Word on the street is Orens Brothers Real Estate will get the former Alexander Wilson School at 46th and Woodland. As mentioned earlier, the building […]

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Stephen Miotto Mosaic Donated to CAPA Lobby

Philadelphia High School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students can direct their daydreaming away from the window thanks to the donation of a massive […]

Property

Morning Headlines: Four Select Bidders for Shuttered School Buildings Remain

Using a meticulous interview process to weed out lesser qualified buyers, the Philadelphia School District has kept four of twenty bidders interested in the shuttered […]

Property

Census: Philadelphians Are Moving to Montgomery County

Despite the fact that the American Dream has changed, and no longer necessarily signifies the white picket fence and 2.5 children living in the ’burbs, […]

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6ABC Panel to Focus on Future of Philly Schools

Philly Mag’s cover article offering proposals to fix the city’s school crisis will be the center of a live panel discussion at today on 6ABC.com. […]

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Here’s How You Will Know if Philly Schools Close Tomorrow

The Philadelphia School District will tell you if schools are closed when it’s good and ready. In the meantime, stop asking.  Announcements about schl closures/delays […]

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NYT: Do Philly Schools Face an Impossible Task?

The New York Times has a profile today of Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite. The piece gets interesting when it gently raises the possibility that Hite, […]

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Montco Lawmaker: Give Horse Racing Money to Schools

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens has a novel solution to the school funding problem: Take it from gamblers! Okay, that’s just his plan on […]

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11 Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Public School

1. Fix something old. Greenfield Elementary mom Christina Stasiuk led an effort to overhaul the outdated library that included parent-volunteer redecorating; a remodel with “reading […]