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City Life

Philly Schools Are Closed Again Tomorrow

All Philadelphia public schools are closed again tomorrow due to this weekend’s snowstorm. Due to inclement weather, all @PhillyEducation schools are closed on Tue., Jan. […]

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It’s So Cold, Two Area Schools Are Closed Today

It’s about 22 degrees in Philadelphia right now. You don’t need me to tell you that this is cold, one of the coldest days yet […]

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Citified

This Report May Make You Look at the SRC Differently

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to shut down the School Reform Commission and return Philadelphia’s public schools to local control. Former Mayor Michael Nutter is also on board with the […]

City Life

Lockdown Lifted After Philly High School Received Threatening Texts

Students at Simon Gratz High School were let out of school early today after spending the day under lockdown. 6 ABC reported this morning that the […]

City Life

America’s Best School District Is in Chester County

Chester County’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School District is the top school district in the country, according to a new ranking from Niche.com. The ranking was based on […]

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Lockdown at Radnor H.S. After Bullet Found in Hallway

Radnor High School was placed on lockdown at 12:30 p.m. today after a bullet was found on campus, a report on the school’s website said. […]

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Penn Offering a James Franco-Inspired Class Next Spring

Next spring, students at Penn will be able to take a course inspired by the literary recommendations of actor James Franco. Taught by English Department professor […]

City Life

Philly Mag Cover Criticized at Second Event This Week

For the second time this week, the widely criticized cover of Philadelphia magazine’s October issue was a major topic of discussion at a roundtable event. The cover, headlined “A […]

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Questlove Joins Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership Board of Directors

Questlove has his hands in lots of pots, but between being part of one of the most respected bands in hip-hop, writing books and serving as The Tonight […]

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District Announces School Closures, Charter Conversions

In a move that will affect more than 5,000 students in the district, Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite today announced dramatic changes involving 15 schools. The moves […]

City Life

Malvern Prep Sex Scandal: Here Are the Emails a Counselor Allegedly Sent Her Student

Malvern Prep is one of the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious schools, with a price tag to match: A four-year high school education will cost you […]

City Life

Local Schools Make Newsweek List of Top 500 in Nation

Newsweek just released its latest list of the Top 500 high schools in the nation, along with a new “Beating the Odds” list of schools […]

City Life

Philly Teachers Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court

The School Reform Commission and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will duke it out before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the SRC has the power […]

City Life

Philadelphia Public Schools Could Close Extra Day for Papal Visit

Philadelphia’s public school students could with something like a Fall Break around Pope Francis’ visit. Public schools are already closed Wednesday, September 23rd, for Yom Kippur […]

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The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]