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Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]

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Philly Charter School Had 9,190 Applicants for 96 Spots

By all accounts, MaST Community Charter School is a success. The Philadelphia school opened in 1999, and eventually consolidated all its grades into an old […]

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Pa. Senator Draws Ire for Comment on “Inner City” Students

A Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair has drawn criticism from some Democrats after he claimed students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” […]

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Friends’ Central Suspends Teachers Who Invited Palestinian Speaker

Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood has suspended two teachers who invited a Palestinian speaker to its campus – just days after the school canceled the […]

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Masterman Tops Keystone Exam Rankings

Thanks to a law passed in 2016, passing the Keystone exams won’t be a graduation requirement for Pennsylvania high school students for another two years. […]

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The “Girl” in Pennridge High School Assignment Uproar Is Maya Angelou

The Pennridge School District has apologized after a hybrid math/English question about Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings caused an uproar on […]

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Report: Shooting Threat Prompted Montco School District to Close

A shooting threat and state police investigation prompted the Upper Perkiomen School District to close this morning.


Main Line High Schools Dominate 2017 Niche State Rankings

It’s getting crowded out on the Main Line as the area’s traditional powerhouse high schools get lapped by a more recent arrival to the ranks […]

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Cheltenham Teacher Suspended for Alleged Racial Remarks

Cheltenham High School has suspended a teacher who reportedly told her students to “stop bitching about being black” while discussing election results.

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PFT to City Council: Philly Needs More Teachers

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, educators, and experts stood in front of City Council’s education committee yesterday to make a pitch for the city […]

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Philly Public Schools to Dismiss Early on Friday Due to Heat

Classes began on Wednesday, but Philadelphia public school students are already getting a little time off — all district schools will dismiss early on Friday due […]

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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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N.J. Education Board: Students Must Pass PARCC Before Graduating

The New Jersey Board of Education (NJBOE) voted today to require that all public school students pass the PARCC Exam in order to receive their […]

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Families With Children Continue to Leave Philly, Pew Study Finds

More Philly families with school-age children are leaving the city than moving into it still, according to a new Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative analysis of migration […]

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Reports of a Weapon Caused Another Philly School Lockdown

Another Philadelphia High School was under lockdown today after reports of a weapon inside the building. Police gathered outside of Thomas Edison High School, located […]