schools

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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.

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City

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 […]

City

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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City

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 […]

City

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 […]

City

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 […]

City

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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City

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 […]

City

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 […]

City

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. […]