schools

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Why Philly Is a Perfect Fit for America’s First Pro Circus Arts School

This time next year, the first full-time professional training school for circus artists in the United States will be preparing for the start of classes. […]

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Philly Schools Are Closed Again Tomorrow

All Philadelphia public schools are closed again tomorrow due to this weekend’s snowstorm. Due to inclement weather, all @PhillyEducation schools are closed on Tue., Jan. […]

City

It’s So Cold, Two Area Schools Are Closed Today

It’s about 22 degrees in Philadelphia right now. You don’t need me to tell you that this is cold, one of the coldest days yet […]

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America’s Best School District Is in Chester County

Chester County’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School District is the top school district in the country, according to a new ranking from Niche.com. The ranking was based on […]

City

Lockdown at Radnor H.S. After Bullet Found in Hallway

Radnor High School was placed on lockdown at 12:30 p.m. today after a bullet was found on campus, a report on the school’s website said. […]

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District Announces School Closures, Charter Conversions

In a move that will affect more than 5,000 students in the district, Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite today announced dramatic changes involving 15 schools. The moves […]

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Philly Teachers Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court

The School Reform Commission and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will duke it out before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the SRC has the power […]

Citified

The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]

Citified

Surprise! Philly’s Commercial Property Taxes Are Pretty Damn Low

Study after study and politician after politician have said that Philadelphia’s taxes are way too high. But a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy […]

Citified

Inside Take: Philly’s Next Great Public Space? Schoolyards.

(This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Over the past seven years, Philadelphians have witnessed a public space renaissance. No longer are apocalyptic […]

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In South Jersey, District Instructs Families How to Opt Out of Testing

Haddon Township School District isn’t necessarily against PARCC, the highly controversial standardized education assessment that has been adopted by dozens of states nation-wide. But district officials are telling […]

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Council Members Back Testing “Revolt”

There’s a “revolt” against standardized testing under way in Philly, and some members of the City Council are backing it. Seventeen percent of students at Feltonville […]

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Former Philly Educator Named Wolf’s Secretary of Education

Pedro Rivera, a one-time Philadelphia educator who moved on to superintendent of the Lancaster school district, has been named the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education by […]

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School Cleared After Social Media Threat

Classes have resumed at Franklin Towne Charter High School after the school was temporarily cleared in the wake of a “social media threat,” police and school […]

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Report: Gap Widens Between Rich, Poor Pa. Schools

AP reports that the funding gap between the state’s richest and poorest schools is widening — and in fact has doubled during the Corbett Administration.