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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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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 […]

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Protesters Invade Penn President’s Party

Amy Gutmann, caught off guard by protesters at Holiday Party, joins die-in. pic.twitter.com/rVE7eJJMN7 — Daily Pennsylvanian (@dailypenn) December 10, 2014 Protesters took over Penn President […]

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5 Reasons Philadelphia Should Be Thankful

It’s Thanksgiving Week! That means — it addition to some well-deserved time off for most of us — it’s time to actually contemplate what makes […]

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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 […]

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People Power in Philadelphia

I’m so proud of my city. Do we say that enough in Philadelphia? Outside of the Philly Love Notes blog, probably not often enough. But […]

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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 […]

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Philly Officials Make Case for More School Funding

A parade of Philadelphia officials made the case for greater state education funding Tuesday, the first of two days of hearings held here by the […]

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Funding Commission, Activists Reach Accord

The state’s Basic Education Funding Commission has decided it might be worth getting some public input, after all. POWER, the Philadelphia faith-based activist group, said […]

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Are State and Federal Exams Dragging Down Philly Schools?

With funding battles likely to rage in City Hall this week, City Council appears prepared to open another front in the battle over public education in […]

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Ed Funding Committee Will Meet at City Hall

We noted earlier today that the Basic Education Funding Commission  planned to meet two days in Philadelphia this week — but that the commission had not […]

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Ed Funding Committee to Meet in Philadelphia

The Notebook reports that the state’s Basic Education Funding Commission will meet in Philadelphia two days this week — Tuesday and Wednesday — but that […]

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ThinkFest: William Hite on the State of Philly Schools and America’s “Dirty Little Secret”

People who ask if money spent on Philly education is being wasted don’t ask the same question about richer suburban school districts, Philly School Superintendent […]

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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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Lawsuit: School Funding in Pennsylvania is Unconstitutional

Seventeen years ago, the city and School District of Philadelphia filed suit against Pennsylvania, accusing it of failing to provide sufficient education funding in violation of the […]