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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 […]

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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 […]