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2 More Philadelphia School Principals Charged with Changing Test Answers

Two former Philadelphia school principals have been charged with changing students’ answers on standardized tests in order to boost scores. District Attorney Kathleen Kane announced […]

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Rich People Are Stupider Than You and Me

Rich people, F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, are different from you and me, and there was a doozy of an article in the New York […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Pennsylvania Creates Commission to Study New School Funding Formula

One thing Governor Tom Corbett and Philadelphians can agree on: The funding system for public schools in this state is broken. What we don’t know […]

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Bucks County High School Has 14 Sets of Graduating Twins

You may know William Tennent high school from the large hill on its cross country course. Oh, wait, that might just be me and other people […]

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Principal, 4 Teachers Charged in Cheating Scandal at Philadelphia School

As expected, charges were announced today in an investigation into cheating at Philadelphia schools. The principal of Cayuga Elementary School and four teachers there have […]

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Masterman Wins Second Junior High Chess Title

NBC 10 reports: “The Julia R. Masterman School chess team found themselves in a familiar situation in Atlanta, Ga. over the weekend. The team, composed of […]

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School District Says It Needs $216M to Avert Thousands of Layoffs

The Philadelphia school district is still broke, if you haven’t noticed. Schools superintendent William Hite says the district needs $216 million or it will have […]

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Masterman Is Once Again PA’s Top School

The Inquirer reports: “Philadelphia’s Masterman High School once again topped U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Pennsylvania schools, with a number of suburban […]

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PA Schools Aren’t Reaching Proficiency Levels

Turns out Philadelphia public schools may not be uniquely bad. Newsworks reports that many more schools across the state are falling short of standards. The […]

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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 […]