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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?

After Crisis, Philly Students Head Back To School

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Before they start the school year together, the staff at the Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts will grieve: They...

Rebecca Klein

Young Students Hold Memorial Service For Closing School | 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...

Struggling Philadelphia Schools To Open Next Month

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — After a tense week of wondering whether the city's financially struggling public schools would be able to open on time next month...

Food For Philadelphia Fasters

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia activists have ended a dayslong fast to protest school district layoffs. The activists say they are optimistic that...

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...

In Philadelphia, Those Fasting For School Safety Greet Their 8th Day Of Hunger

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten thousand unused musical instruments. No sports or art programs. No assistant principals, counselors, cafeteria aides or secretarie...

Rebecca Klein

LOOK: Haunting Photographs Of Closed And Abandoned Schools | 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 | 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...

Are Public Ed Reform Groups Philanthropists Or Lobbyists?

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- School activists are using unusual tactics to fight a contested proposal to overhaul the nearly bankrupt Philadelphia school district:...

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...