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State Test Scores Out, Central Falls 300 Places in Rankings

Just in time for it to not be a factor in the gubernatorial election, the state has released its annual school performance scores. The school […]

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Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools to Sue Bill Green, SRC Over Teacher Contracts

Almost one month after Bill Green and his controversial School Reform Commission voted unanimously and unilaterally to cancel the labor contract for the approximately 15,000 […]

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Rich Tech Bro Speaks at Kensington HS, Struggles To Give Advice

On Wednesday this week, entrepreneur Alex Klein spoke at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School. He went to Yale and Cambridge and is creating […]

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Central Bucks West H.S. Cancels Football Season After Hazing Reports

The superintendent of the Central Bucks School District announced Thursday that the remainder of Central Bucks West High School’s football season has been canceled. The […]

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Mayor Nutter Taking School Toilet Paper Requests on Twitter

If there is info on needed school bathroom supplies, please provide the school (s) names so these individual situations can be addressed. — Michael A. […]

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Women With Mace, Bats Attack School Bus in Bizarre Northeast Philly Road Rage Incident

[UPDATE] NBC10 reports that police have questioned two women they’re calling persons of interest in Thursday’s bizarre attack. The women showed up to claim the vehicle […]

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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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Gallery: This Is What A Shuttered Philadelphia School Looks Like

If you’ve been following coverage of the school closings that swept the city, news of how the former Edward H. Bok Technical High School would be living […]

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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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Morning Headlines: SRC to Sell 11 Schools for $2 Million Net

The School Reform Commission approving the sale of 11 Philadelphia schools is big news this morning, punctuated with some pretty big numbers. The Daily News’s […]