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Philadelphia School Closures

Philadelphia Schools Will Be Opening On Time, Despite Major Budget Cuts

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Sean Landis PHILADELPHIA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's cash-strapped public schools will open on schedule in three weeks afte...

City Schools Are Broke But Can't Be Broken

Lauren Boyle | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lauren Boyle

Philly and Chicago adults who are invested in public education in some way are stressed. Can you imagine, however, how the children feel?

Rebecca Klein

Young Students Hold Memorial Service For Closing School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

In the Philadelphia neighborhood of Fairhill, it is not uncommon for residents to honor victims of violence with outdoor shrines and memorials. So whe...

15 Politicians Join The Philadelphia Schools Hunger Strike

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

As the “Fast for Safe Schools” effort in Philadelphia enters its 12th day, 15 local, state and nationally elected politicians have entered the rin...

Rebecca Klein

LOOK: Haunting Photographs Of Closed And Abandoned Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

The city that Katrina Ohstrom calls home is going through a crisis –- and she is determined to document it. After Philadelphia’s School Reform...

School Protestors In Philadelphia Mount Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Earlene Bly, 46, is fasting and quitting cigarettes at the same time, but she said the simultaneous cold turkeys aren't bothering her. Instead of focu...

After the Billionaires Kick Down Teachers and Students, Who Is Next?

John Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Over the last 20 years ago, non-educators have stumbled over our troubled inner city schools. These do-gooders made the snap judgment that the way to help kids was to destroy the system that they defined as the "status quo."

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Union Leader Handcuffed For Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking a school reform hearing i...

Amid Cuts, Philadelphia To Close 37 Public Schools

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Saying the struggling Philadel...

Still Full of Life, 114-Year-Old Philadelphia School Faces Closure

| Benjamin Herold and Jessica Kourkounis | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY's Newsworks. Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, now 114 years...