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Philly Charter School Shuts for Good Today

North Philadelphia’s Wakisha Charter School is closing for good today, a rare shuttering of the school in the middle of the year. The school served […]

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Sex Video with Minors Being Passed Around at Bristol Middle School

A sex video involving minors is being passed around at FDR Middle School in Bristol Township. The clip, of two juveniles engaged in a sex […]

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Cops Find Gun in Fels High School Weight Room

Samuel Fels High School was placed on lockdown today after a report of a student with a gun was made. Multiple students were were questioned […]

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Will School in China Invest in Chester Upland Schools?

Chester-Upland School District is one of the poorest in the state. It seems to always be struggling with funding. In 2012, the district actually sued […]

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Complaint: SRC Violated Pennsylvania Sunshine Act

As anticipated, public school activists have filed a complaint against the School Reform Commission, charging the SRC violated the state’s Sunshine Act when it unilaterally […]

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WATCH: New Video Shows SRC Member Telling Kids They Are “Probably in Failing Schools”

A new video of a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission clearly shows her telling protesting students that they are “probably in failing schools.” […]

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State Test Scores Out, Central Falls 300 Places in Rankings

Just in time for it to not be a factor in the gubernatorial election, the state has released its annual school performance scores. The school […]

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Rich Tech Bro Speaks at Kensington HS, Struggles To Give Advice

On Wednesday this week, entrepreneur Alex Klein spoke at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School. He went to Yale and Cambridge and is creating […]

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Mayor Nutter Taking School Toilet Paper Requests on Twitter

If there is info on needed school bathroom supplies, please provide the school (s) names so these individual situations can be addressed. — Michael A. […]

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Women With Mace, Bats Attack School Bus in Bizarre Northeast Philly Road Rage Incident

[UPDATE] NBC10 reports that police have questioned two women they’re calling persons of interest in Thursday’s bizarre attack. The women showed up to claim the vehicle […]

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23 Best Signs From the Philadelphia Teachers’ Protest

Thousands of teachers jammed Broad Street before a meeting of the School Reform Commission late Thursday afternoon, protesting the SRC’s unilateral cancellation of teachers’ contracts […]

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Students: School Reform Commission Member Told Us ‘You Belong in Jail’

Philadelphia School Reform Commission member Sylvia Simms lashed out at student protesters at a movie screening last night. As seen in the above video posted […]

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Commonwealth Foundation to Demonstrate at Schools Protest

Update: Challenging the characterization of the event as a “counter-protest,” the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives confirmed it has hired a team to appear […]

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Neshaminy School Board Member Wanted Newspaper Editors Prosecuted

We’ve told you before about the administrators at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County. Last year, student editors at The Playwickian banned the word “Redskins” […]

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9 Instagrams From the #StudentsforTeachers Protest

Loading View on Instagram This morning, some students at several Philadelphia public high schools went on strike to protest the cancellation of the teachers union […]